Losing hair is a common thing nowadays. There was a time when men begin to experience the hair loss by the age of 50, but nowadays, men are inching towards baldness as early as in their 20s. This condition is termed as Premature Baldness. It has been found that a person in this stage can get bald in just 2 to 4 years. The hair loss can be slow, gradual and unnoticeable, but mostly it is sudden and severe.
Every second man is suffering from mild to extreme hair loss in the present days. The hair loss is making a man appear older than his actual age by shifting the balance of the face to the forehead. This is affecting the person’s feeling of attractiveness and self-esteem.
Though some men flaunt their bald head, others may feel humiliating. In some situations, men take hair loss badly and get highly distressed about it, up to the extent of getting into depression. Also, some people start wearing wigs, which make their situation even worse. Wigs make them self-conscious as well as cause irritation. Wigs, even, increase the hair loss. Thus, it is required to consult with the best dermatologist and find the causes of hair loss as well as the best hair loss treatment for you!
Beside age, following are some of the prime causes of hair loss in men:
Male Pattern Baldness: If you are experiencing hair loss in an ‘M-shaped’ or ‘U-shaped’ pattern, it is said to be Male pattern baldness. In some cases, the hair loss begins from the vertex side. It is either hereditary, hormonal or both. It is also called Androgenetic Alopecia.
Alopecia Areata: Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own immune system damages the healthy hair follicles, which results in hair loss.
Trichotillomania: In this condition, a person feels the urge to pull out hair from his scalp, eyebrow and other body areas.
Stress: Extreme physical or psychological stress can also affect the hair density. This condition is called Telogen Effluvium.
Thyroid: Serious & prolonged hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can also result in hair loss in males. The loss is diffuse, and involves the entire scalp instead of particular regions. Beside this, many other diseases stimulate hair loss.
Chemotherapy: A man can experience gradual or dramatic hair loss during Chemotherapy, though temporary. The hair regrows in a few months! Many other medicines are also responsible for loss of hair.
Infection: Various scalp infections like ringworm also cause hair loss. This is commonly observed in children.
Poor diet, excessive weight loss and unhealthy lifestyle are also the reasons behind hair loss.
If the hair loss is temporary or due to any disease, it can be cured by treating the disease. But, for other cases, it is required to get a hair restoration treatment. Some of the effective treatments for hair loss/ baldness in men provided by DermaClinix are:
Medication: Two FDA-approved hair fall medications are Minoxidil and Finasteride. Minoxidil is rubbed on the scalp and used by both men & women. Finasteride is taken in pill form and recommended for men only.
LLLT: Low Level Laser Light Therapy involves the use of a laser light to increase the blood flow in the scalp and thus, increase in hair growth.
PRP Therapy: During a Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, the plasma content is taken from your blood, centrifuged and injected into the bald scalp to boost hair regrowth.
Hair Transplant: In this procedure, the hair are plucked out from a body region and transplanted to the bald area. This way, you can stop the hair loss permanently. Although there are two techniques of hair transplantation, i.e., FUT and FUE, but we use FUE only! This is so because the FUE method does not leave a permanent scar behind.
Scalp Micropigmentation: This method is used when you are not suitable for any hair restoration procedure. In this technique, natural pigments are applied at the top of your scalp so as to give the look and feel of real hair follicles.
At DermaClinix, we employ the latest techniques and our years of experience in providing the best hair loss treatment for men in Delhi!