Male Pattern Baldness – Causes, Symptoms And Treatments
Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in male. This is also known as androgenetic alopecia. As per researches, male pattern baldness is seen in more than 50% of the men who fall under the age group of 30-50 years. Even though it starts by the age of 30, some men are also affected during their teenage years.
In this, the hair on head starts becoming thinner and baldness becomes more prominent. The hairline recedes, hair from temples starts shedding while hair on the crown also starts thinning. In such cases, it becomes vital to consult a dermatologist and get your medical history checked. Male pattern baldness is easier to deal with when it is detected in the early stages.
Symptoms of male pattern baldness
It is important to look for signs and symptoms of male pattern baldness in order to get it treated in the early stages itself. Some of the symptoms are-
- Excessive hair loss
- Bald patches starts to appear on the top of head
- Hair loss on the temple area
- Reducing hair density
- Crown area hair loss
- Thinning of hair
- Appearance of peach fuzz
Without early intervention, male pattern baldness can lead of partial or complete permanent hair loss.
Causes of male pattern baldness
The most prominent or common cause for male pattern baldness is genetics. The male sex hormones, also known as androgens, are responsible for regulating hair growth. Every hair on your head goes through a growth cycle. Male pattern baldness weakens the growth cycle and facilitates finer strands of hair, causing hair thinning. With passing time, no new hair is formed at the end of the growth cycle, which results in baldness.
Treatments for male pattern baldness
Except for cosmetic reasons, there is no medical necessity to treat male pattern baldness (only if it is not accompanied by any other health condition). However, there are certain ways to sport a fuller looking head. Some of them are-
- Wigs, hairpieces and hairstyles
Wigs are used for covering baldness, receding hairline, thinning hair etc. A suitable haircut or hairstyle can hide receding hairline too while making your hair look fuller. Wigs or hairpieces come in different shapes, colours and sizes. Some wigs are even made of human hair which can match to your original.
- Topical and oral medications
Topical medications are applied directly to the scalp to promote growth cycle. For example, minoxidil or rogaine is applied to the men’s scalp to stimulate hair growth. It takes almost four months to a year for minoxidil to show results. And the hair loss often happens again when you stop applying the medicine. Oral medication like finasteride is an approved medication to treat male pattern baldness.
- Hair transplant
Hair transplant is another option to treat male pattern baldness. It works by removing hair from other parts of your scalp or body and transplanting them on the balding area. It requires several sittings to work but it is a permanent solution to the male pattern baldness.
PRP is platelet rich plasma is another option for treating male pattern baldness. Plasma is injected on your scalp via injection. It requires several sittings.
Home remedies for baldness in males
Even though there is no cure to male pattern baldness, there are certain home remedies that can be used for re-growing your hair. Even if you want to simply improve the quality of your existing hair, these home remedies work like a charm! Home remedies have no side effects and all the ingredients are easily available in the house.
- Castor oil massage
Warm up some castor oil and mix it with coconut oil. Now massage your scalp for twenty to thirty minutes with hot oil in order to restore hair growth. Hot oil tends to stimulate scalp and help in improving hair thickness. This also reduces stress (one of the major reason of hair fall). Castor oil promotes new hair growth while coconut oil penetrates deep inside the scalp. You can also leave in the oil and wash it off another day.
- Aloe vera
Aloe vera is known for soothing the scalp and removing dandruff. It also unblocks the hair follicles to promote new hair growth cycle. You can either massage your hair with freshly extracted aloe vera gel or can use a aloe vera gel based shampoo for your scalp.
Ginseng supplements promote hair growth and boosts up the growth cycle. However, it is important to take these supplements as per directions to avoid any side effects.
- Onion oil
Onion juice is a sure-shot method of growing hair. Onion juice can be extracted by blending few onions and squeezing their juice. Apply it on your hair and leave it on for 20 minutes before shampoo. This would promote blood circulation to your hair follicles and help in new hair growth.
- Fish oil
Consuming omega fatty acids can boost immunity and improve hair density along with promoting hair growth. They are full of nutrients, proteins and antioxidants.
WHERE TO GO
If you are looking for a perfect solution to all your hair related problems like baldness, itchy scalp, dandruff etc. you need not look any further. You can simply book your appointment at India’s leading hair treatment centre- Labelle. Labelle’s hair loss treatment programs are famous for visible results within a short span of time. With 21 year of experience on board, Labelle is your best option when it comes to finding male pattern baldness cure. You can call us on 0801-900-2020 or book an online appointment for free of cost.