It’s a condition that affects more than two-thirds of men: male pattern baldness. Men often notice the thinning around their hairline after the age of 35, but don’t exactly understand what’s causing this decrease in volume.
Although everyone is unique, most men’s hair loss troubles stem from a similar problem. Hormones shift as men age, allowing hair follicles to minimize and therefore produce new hair at a slower rate. Over time, the follicles shrink to a point where no more hair is produced and baldness becomes apparent.
Read on to understand what you can do to slow down hair loss, or alternatively, reverse balding.
Take Care of Yourself
It’s no secret that your physical appearance is a reflection of your internal health. Think about when you fail to get a full night’s sleep – your eyes appear dark and droopy, your skin looks dull, and your overall energetic zeal is missing. Healthy hair is an indication that you’re receiving the right nutrients, including proteins, biotin, zinc, and iron, while maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Sometimes, hair loss is attributed to stress. In these cases, many patients are able to stop their hair loss by practicing daily stress management techniques and changing their diets to include more wholesome, organic ingredients full of vitamins and nutrients.
Recognize Hair Loss Symptoms
Hair loss is an emotional issue. It’s not uncommon for men to wait until their appearance starts to suffer, or emotionally agonize, to consult a doctor regarding hair restoration treatment options. Waiting until the last minute can actually decrease your chances of success. If you’re concerned about the thinning of your hair, consider a microscopic exam. Physicians diagnose the condition of your hair and the stage of your hair loss. From there, it’s easier to determine the best, most promising treatment route.
Rejuvenate Your Scalp
Did you know that you can stimulate your hair follicles to enter the regrowth stage through phototherapy? Also known as low-level laser therapy, or LLLT, using lasers to promote a full head of hair is a new, FDA-approved method. LLLT is available through laser combs, cap inserts, or in-office domes. The Capillus272™ laser cap is one of the only products on the market that you can wear for just 30 minutes, twice a day, to see results. And you don’t have to sacrifice style for treatment. Simply insert the device into your favorite hat and go about your daily routine. This treatment can be used alongside of other topical prescriptions, shampoos, and hair restoration surgeries.
If you’re past the stages of prevention…
Once you’ve already been diagnosed with male pattern baldness, reversal requires more than a balanced diet and a good night’s rest. In fact, it may even be too pronounced for effective phototherapy caps, a rejuvenated spirit, healthy nutrition, topical treatments such as Rogaine, or prescriptions like Propecia.
That’s where Miami Hair transplant surgery can help. Male pattern baldness affects only certain parts of the scalp, leaving the sides and back of the head relatively unscathed. Using these healthy follicles, Miami hair transplant surgeons Drs. Nusbaum and Rose can successfully and seamlessly restore areas of balding scalp with your own, natural hair.
Treat Hair Loss Today
If you’ve exhausted all the prior options and prefer a permanent, proven technique with natural results, hair transplants are your best bet. With today’s technology and innovative grafting techniques, the “hair plug” look is no longer an issue. In fact, recent hair transplant advancements, like the patented Mosaic® Hair Restoration procedure, enable victims of hair loss to restore their original look without noticeable scarring.
Contact Miami Hair to schedule a consultation for our experienced surgeons to determine your stage of hair loss. Then, we will decide the best way to treat your individual condition effectively.