Around 53% of men between 40-49 have some type of moderate to extensive hair loss. The main reasons are genetics, hormonal imbalance, anemia, protein deficiency, and low levels of vitamins. Although men with this condition sometimes feel hopeless and lose their confidence, there are several treatment choices that are able to reduce hair loss. In this article, we are going to tell you which are the best treatment options that you can choose if you are suffering hair loss.
Only two drugs are FDA approved to fight against hair loss.Minoxidil
It comes as an over-the-counter foam or a solution, it specifically works for cases of male pattern baldness. It is a vasodilator, allows more oxygen and nutrients, and blood to the hair follicles which makes it able to stimulate hair growth. You will start noticing results after 4 months, and you have to use indefinitely in order to reduce hair loss.
This is a prescription medication that stimulates hair growth, you'll have to take this drug for a few months to start noticing results, and if you stop taking it your hair will fall again. Finasteride avoids the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is a hormone that increases hair loss. About 85% of men who took this pill showed great results.
This is a procedure that adds hair to an area of your head that has thin hair or no hair. It takes hair from thicker parts of your scalp or any other part of your body. You can choose two types of procedure: Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or the follicular unit extraction (FUE).
In the follicular unit transplantation, the surgeon removes a part of your scalp and then cuts that part into small pieces. With a needle, the surgeon makes small holes in the scalp and then inserts hairs from the removed piece of scalp into those holes.
In the follicular unit extraction, the surgeon shaves the hair of the back of your head, then takes individual follicles of the scalp skin. The surgeon makes small holes in the scalp and grafts the follicles into the holes.
The transplanted hair will take a few months to grow.
Unlike the other treatment choices, this one is going to give you the appearance of having more hair, think of microblading the brows, but the process is quite different. In the scalp micropigmentation, the professional is going to use an electronic tattoo and does tiny and layered dots in different tones of black to replicate the look of a shadow on the scalp. The dots are going to look like a natural hair follicle. This procedure works for all types of hair loss.
You are going to get a topical numbing agent in your scalp to reduce the pain. However, the process might cause some discomfort to people with a low pain tolerance level. It is semi-permanent, it will last around 8 years although it can take less to fade if your skin is dry.