Treating Hair Loss In Men

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Hair loss is more common in males than in females. Male pattern hair loss is the vastly dominant type of shedding amongst men. It develops slowly manifesting a bald spot at the apex of the head then hair loss in the temporal regions. It is normally common in men in their thirties.

The treatment can be through drugs or surgical procedure. Minoxidil and Finasteride provide good temporary solutions and have been used for a long time now. Minoxidil is applied to the skin of the head and it fuels the development of hair. It is unisex, and can be purchased over the counter making it easily available. There are occasional complications of using Minoxidil. This drug can work in some people and fail in others. It slows alopecia in 0.9 % of the users.

Finasteride is commonly used to treat prostate in men but has been found to have a stimulatory effect on hair growth. It is only prescribed by a doctor and starts to show effect in 3 months. It has little complications such as hypertrophy of breasts and lips and also reduced libido

Hair transplant is so far the closest cure MPHL (Male Pattern Hair Loss) has with lasting effect. Hair follicles from healthy areas are transplanted to shedded areas. This procedure can give lasting solutions but is however is accompanied by a change in lifestyle

Since hair loss in men is mainly due to hormonal or hereditary factors, its treatment will normally require something that inhibits the action of these factors.

The most predominant hair loss in males is the one known as pattern baldness. In this condition, the shedding of the hair retreats from the hairline and also dominates on the crown of the head. Hair loss in males is mainly due to hereditary factors in the genes and to hormones known as androgens. This is why the condition is known as Androgenic alopecia.

There are many products which can be used by males experiencing this problem. Some are effective and others are not. Which products are regarded as the most effective ones?

Minoxidil
People often recommend the men's Rogaine Extra Strength hair regrowth treatment as the best product for the treatment of ageing androgenetic alopecia, generally called the male and female pattern baldness. It contains 5% minoxidil and is applied twice daily. If stopped, any hair regrowth will be lost shortly afterwards. It may take up to 9 months to notice results. According to experts, this treatment is more effective for use by women but the theory has not been proved.

Finasteride
This product was made to be used by men only. It is commonly used to treat prostate in men but has been found to have a stimulatory effect on hair growth. It is only prescribed by a doctor and starts to show effect in 3 months. This drug works by retaining the hair that is already in the head rather than growing new hair. Complications from this treatment are hypertrophy of breasts and lips and reduced libido.

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