Treatment for male pattern baldness consists of both surgical solutions and medical treatments that can help men of all ages to stop or reverse hair loss on the temples and crown. Technological advances in follicular unit excision (FUE) hair transplantation and scientific advances in topical treatments such as Rogaine mean that many options are currently available to address hair loss. Simply put, if you’re suffering from the effects of male pattern baldness and it’s bothering you, we’re more than likely to be able to help.
Onset of male pattern baldness
A while ago, you started to notice the receding hairline and exposed temples. Then maybe it was the bald spot that started to appear on the back of your scalp. You’re starting to worry about hair loss – check the fallout rate, measured as strands in the shower drain or on your hairbrush, and hold a mirror to the back of your head to measure the advancing balding area. You began to pay attention to other men’s hairlines and began to envy those with full hair. As your hair gets thinner, you begin to look and feel older. Along with your hairline, your self-confidence has plummeted, causing you to question how successful, attractive or competitive you are. Many men feel discouraged and helpless because there is no lifestyle change a person can make to change their hair loss. Sound familiar?
If so, you’ve come to the right place: Dr. Harris and the RESTORE team.
How common is male pattern baldness?
While most men rarely discuss this issue, those who suffer from male pattern baldness are generally very unhappy with their condition. Hair loss can affect every area of their life. Some men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin experiencing the depressing symptoms before the age of 21. By the age of 35, 30-40% of men will experience thinning and will notice a reduction in their hairline. By the age of 50, about 85% of men experience some thinning or sluggishness, with some going completely bald.
What is the Norwood Scale?
The Norwood Classification System identifies hair loss patterns in male pattern baldness. A simplified example is given below.
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You may have seen promotional ads promoting the latest “scientific groundbreaking” treatments for hair loss. However, as of now, there are no products, pills, lotions, potions, or vitamin supplements, including Rogain and Propecia, that can permanently reverse and cure male pattern baldness. Any pharmaceutical product that claims it can simply sells snake oil – no ifs, velers or amas. Maybe one day there will be a drug or genetic cure for baldness, but all the “cure” claims are false at the moment.
What are my options for male pattern baldness treatment?
The best place to start identifying the best course of action for your unique circumstances is with Dr. It is a personal consultation with Harris. Find answers to your question of how hair transplant works while discussing other hair loss solutions such as:
- FUE Hair transplant
- Peeling method (FUT)
- low level laser therapy
- Minoxidil (Rogaine)
- Finasteride (Propecia)
Learn more about the causes of hair loss in men or learn about hair transplant surgery. Dr. Harris is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon and award-winning inventor of next-generation FUE transplant technologies. He continues to lecture hair transplant surgeons on international best practices.