According to the American Hair Loss Council, by the age of thirty-five two thirds of American men will experience some degree of hair loss. If that’s not surprising enough, 25% of men suffering from male pattern hair loss begin the process the before they reach the age of twenty-one.
Despite these disparaging facts, no matter where you are in the hair loss journey, there are more options than you may know of. Keep reading and get the facts so that you can make the right decision in restoring your hair with non-surgical hair replacement systems.
No matter how much hair you have lost, there are more options than you realize.
So keep reading as we explore various non-surgical hair replacement methods.
What is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in men. Androgenetic alopecia in men usually presents itself with the onset of a receding hairline and thinning of the crown. The pattern usually progresses into baldness throughout the entire top of the scalp, leaving a horseshoe-shaped pattern of hair around the sides and back of the head. [b]
Male Pattern Baldness sufferers inherited hair follicles that are genetically sensitive to DHT. Which means that hair follicles that have a sensitivity to DHT begin to miniaturize, shortening the lifespan of each follicle affected. Which ultimately means that it takes longer for hair to start growing back after it is shed in the course of the normal growth cycle.
What Are Common Causes of Hair Loss?
There are many potential causes of hair loss. Most people normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. However, if you notice the onset of unusual hair loss, consult with your primary care physician to first rule out any underlying medical condition that may require treatment.
In most cases it related to one or more following factors:
- Family History ( Hereditary)
- Hormonal Changes
- Medical Conditions
- Radiation therapy to the head.
- A triggered event
(example: sudden or excessive weight loss, surgery, high fever, or a death in the family)
If you believe that you’re suffering from male pattern baldness, consult with your primary care physician or dermatologist to confirm which type of hair loss you have and discuss appropriate treatment options.
What Are Other Types of Hair Loss?
There are many types of hair loss that can also affect men as well as women, which includes the following:
- Involutional Alopecia: This is a natural condition in which the hair gradually thins with age. More hair follicles go into the resting phase, the remaining hairs become shorter and fewer in number.
- Alopecia Areata: This condition often starts suddenly and causes patchy hair loss in children and young adults. In 90% of people with the condition, the hair returns within a few years.
- Alopecia Universalis: This condition causes all body hair to fall out, including eyelashes, eyebrows, and pubic hair.
- Scarring alopecia: This condition results in permanent loss of hair. Inflammatory skin conditions and skin disorders often cause scars that destroy the ability of the hair to regenerate.
- Traction Alopecia: Hair loss caused by physical stress and tension on the hair from excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull hair too tightly. Prolonged use of tight hairstyles can cause permanent hair loss.
Treatment Options are Available For Male Pattern Hair Loss
Also known as finasteride, this medication actually targets the hair loss of dihydrotestosterone or DHT. As an orally-administered medication, it influences the response of scalp hair follicles to androgenic hormones.
Using Propecia does carry a risk of negative side effects, mainly in terms of decreased sex drive and erectile dysfunction. This is because DHT is an essential hormone that plays a major role in the sexual organs of the body. Propecia prescriptions are only available to men.
Men with thinning hair or limited hair loss can strategically hide hair loss with the right haircut or style. Consult with your hairstylist for a creative cut that will make your hair loss less noticeable.
Wigs or Hairpieces:
For most people, who are not viable candidates for hair restoration surgery, hair pieces could possibly be a suitable alternative. While many people associate hairpieces as dreadful, ill-fitting toupee, this is no longer the case. If you’re planning to go this route, make sure to work with a specialist to ensure an aesthetically pleasing hairpiece that looks natural and fits your lifestyle.
Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Systems: ( Virtual Reality & Virtuesse)
Virtual Reality or Virtuesse involves a process in which hair is implanted into a practically invisible membrane that bonds to your scalp. The hair attached to this membrane matches your hair in density, length, texture, and color. This innovative cosmetic non-surgical hair replacement system manages to address everything from thinning hair, miniaturization of the hair follicles, and appearance of chemical damage.
Want to Learn More About Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Systems?
If you’re ready to stop suffering the effects of hair loss, now is the time to get your confidence back and learn more about what non-surgical hair replacement systems have to offer. Contact Tony’s Hair Replacement Systems to schedule a free confidential consultation.