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Male Pattern Baldness is the most common form of hair loss in case of men. In this condition, the hair loss usually begins with a receding frontal hairline at both the corners in a U-shaped or M-shaped pattern. It can also begin from the vertex of the scalp. This condition is also called Androgenetic Alopecia.
Male pattern hair loss is commonly observed in adult men. But, it can begin in the teenage years as well; becoming more significant with the increasing age. It is categorized into 7 stages. In the first stage, the hair loss is somewhat unnoticeable, while the frontal hairline begins to decline in the second stage along with hair loss from the central portion of the scalp. During the third stage, the hairline decreases significantly along with thinning of hair at the vertex or crown. The hair thinning and baldness is visible in the fourth stage, particularly at the back of the head. A bridge of fairly dense hair that differentiate the hair loss in the frontal area and the crown region is quite noticeable. In the fifth stage, the bridge becomes even thinner. In the sixth stage, this bridge seems to be missing and the hair loss extends to the sides of the head. Seventh stage is the most advanced stage of this pattern hair loss, when the top of the scalp is completely bald. We at DermaClinix provide the best baldness treatment in Delhi NCR.
Male Pattern Hair Loss is said to be related to genetics, age and hormones.
Genetic: Your family hair loss history plays an essential role in this hair loss type. If anyone from either side of your family is suffering from male pattern baldness, you are likely to suffer from pattern hair loss.
Hormones: A male hormones called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is also found to be among the prime reasons behind this type of hair loss in men. DHT is a chemical derivative of testosterone, which limits the ability of follicles to produce hair growth by preventing the nutrient supply to the hair follicles. This causes shrinking of hair and even slow down the growth rate of hair. Usually people are quite unaffected by DHT in the scalp. But in case of people having a genetic tendency to hair loss, the hair follicles are specifically sensitive to the effects of DHT.
Age: With Ageing, a number of hormonal changes occur in the body, such as decrease in testosterone, androgen receptors, 5-alpha reductase and serum DHT, which affects the hair growth cycle and thus, causes hair loss.
Apart from these factors, stress, malnutrition and poor grooming also cause thinning of hair.
Medications: The two FDA-approved medications that can be used to slow down or undo the hair loss in the early stages of pattern baldness are Minoxidil and Finasteride. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair growth. Finasteride (Propecia) prevents the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, and thus, is helpful in treating male pattern baldness. It is more effective in treating pattern hair loss at the vertex than that at the front of the head and temples.
Hair Transplant: This is the most effective treatment for pattern baldness in men. In this procedure, the hair follicles are plucked out from areas least affected by male pattern baldness (usually the back of the scalp) and transplanted on the bald regions. We, at DermaClinix, provide hair transplant surgery using the FUE technique only! This is because the FUE method, unlike FUT, does not leave a permanent scar behind.
Scalp Micropigmentation: In case you are not suitable for any hair restoration method, you can go for Scalp Micropigmentation. In this method, natural pigments are placed inside the epidermal of your scalp so as to give the look and feel of a shaved head.
We, at DermaClinix, take pride in being one of the best clinics to get effective hair loss treatments in Delhi.