Help! I’m balding. For ages, mankind has been searching for a solution to this problem – for the elusive elixir that grows back hair.
A frequent occurrence is claims made by people to have found a solution for balding, but most have been found to be of no use. Believe me, desperate men try everything from herbal oils to snake oils; from rubbing their nails to standing on their heads.
The sad truth of the matter is totally different and all the before and after photographs you are shown are misleading. It is scientifically proven that there is not much of chance for re-growth of hair in Male Pattern Thinning (MPT).
Now! This surely is not intended to disappoint all those looking for options to do something about their baldness.
Before we go ahead and look at what can be done; let us look at why and how this baldness occurs in men.
Blame it on the male hormone, androgen. Androgen flows freely in the body post-pubescence. Ironically, it is the same hormone that destroys the hair follicles in people who are genetically predisposed to baldness. Once androgen starts attacking the hair follicles, the hair starts falling. This condition of hair loss is known as androgenetic alopecia or Male Pattern Thinning.
It is not a good idea to play with our genes and taking anti-male hormones has many side effects; including depression and sexual dysfunction.
You must be wondering when we are going to talk about solutions for male pattern baldness.
There is no cure but there are ways of controlling MPT.
DHT – The answers are provided by Mother Nature – two natural Dihydrotestoteron blockers (DHT). Research finds that these blockers have the power to block DHT, the hormone responsible for baldness and slow down the progress of thinning.
Saw Palmetto and Green Tea – Researchers found that green tea and saw palmetto counter baldness. Saw palmetto is a berry seed that is grown in Australia and North America.
Photobiotherapy – This works by activating the hair follicles and improves the thickness, strength and quality of the hair, with the use of a low-level cold laser beam.
Trichology has advanced tremendously and with the help of the latest technology, follicular count can be taken. The hair is counted at the beginning of the treatment and then on subsequent visits, to see the progress.
These are treatments that control MPT, but what about growing hair back?
Fortunately, for those of you that are already bald, you do not need to despair. There are ways to grow hair back.
We are not talking about wigs anymore. That is a thing of the past and used in the movies only. You don’t have to go the artificial route with wigs, hair extensions, weaving etc. They would give you away from a mile away.
Advancement of science and technology made it possible to look natural.
In the past, transplantation of hair made one look like they have a bush growing on the head. Now, single follicular grafts give a completely natural look. Here, the follicles from the back of the head, which is genetically programmed not to fall, are taken and transplanted in a particular pattern on the front. About 2000 follicles are used at a single time. It is done in the direction of the person’s hair. This is performed under local anesthesia and just an overnight stay at the hospital is required.
It takes about 3-4 months to see hair growth from the follicles. The only problem with this technique is that the hair thickness will not increase as the person’s own hair is used.
A light and transparent, skin-colored, ventilated film is fitted around the hairline. The hairline looks soft and natural. This synthetic hair is of high-quality and is known as “Revolution hair.” This is water, heat and chemical resistant hair.
This is wonderful for men suffering from alopecia and baldness that cannot be cured.
Nanogen hair fibers are something that is great to use on occasion. This micro fiber hair blends with the hair and scalp. It is applied by sprinkling over the thinning areas and it electro statically bonds to the person’s own hair, and makes the head appear full. It lasts until the next shampoo.
Baldness is no longer an unbeatable monster. Early detection is important to be able to control or prevent it. This can help prevent thinning or complete balding for many years. You can hold your thick head high again!