According to research, many men, at some point in their life, have experienced hair loss, which in 95% of cases is called androgenetic alopecia, the so-called baldness, known to all.
The occurrence of hair loss does not follow a specific linearity, but it is manifested in a cyclical way, presenting either a relapse or, sometimes, a stabilization. Men who permanently notice a thinning on the scalp have a decrease in both hair density and quantity, as a result of hair degeneration or their gradual loss.
Male hair loss etiopathogenesis
- The effect of androgens on the hair follicle, a state which is determined by the time of birth, hence it is inherited (harmful genes by one or both parents)
- Anxiety disorders and psychological factors
- Lack of iron and conditions of the thyroid gland
- Environmental causes
- Chronic illnesses
- Special medications
- Bacteria or fungi (tinea capitis)
In the clinical picture of the patient, it is observed that the hairs fall faster than normal, while the new hairs grow ever thinner, or in the final stage in the form of fluff.
In the overwhelming majority, hair loss is located laterally on the forehead and at the top of the head, leaving, most of the time, the area above the neck, intact.
Each man is different, so the skin along with the hair follicles may react differently to the treatment.
Nowadays there are medical treatments that can postpone, prevent and deal with the androgenetic alopecia, especially when it is at its early stages.
- Treatments to be used for life
Finasteride: A tolerable and effective treatment, which can act by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, one of the causes of male hair loss. Its action stops in the first six months after its cessation.
Minoxidil: It is applied topically on a daily basis at a concentration of 5%, significantly reducing hair loss. Symptoms such as itching can make the person stop the treatment.
- Treatments with permanent results over a short period of time
Laser – Energotrichogenesis: Whether the hair loss is diffused or areata, the blood flow to the scalp increases through the laser use. It is based on the philosophy of photo-biotherapy and, as a result, the hair growth is observed in length and diameter. At the end of treatment, in less than two months, the results shall begin to show.
Mesotherapy: Once the type of hair loss is established, the appropriate multivitamin drugs shall be selected, to be injected into the problematic areas. Within 8 months, the results show, with no side effects.