Men’s Hair Loss
At Meraki Hair Loss Clinic in Brisbane we can offer you hair loss solutions, no matter what stage of male pattern baldness or other hair loss you are experiencing. To regain your lost confidence and discuss which solution best suits your needs call us on 0408 971 895 to arrange your consultation in one of our private rooms.
Male Pattern Baldness
Male Pattern Baldness is a type of androgenetic alopecia which accounts for over 95 percent of all hair loss in men.
Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) is genetic hair loss characterised by a receding hairline with thinning on the crown. As it progresses, the sufferer develops a horseshoe shaped rim of hair, with the top of the scalp going bald and receding from the front. It’s estimated that significant balding occurs in one in five Australian men in their twenties, with the numbers increasing to one in three men in their thirties and almost half of all men in their forties. This can be a devastating blow to self-esteem and the impact on personal and professional relationships leaves men feeling out-in-the-cold.
There is also a type of alopecia which is female pattern baldness, however the male version is far more widespread, with almost two thirds of sufferers having some degree of hair loss by the age of thirty five.
This has prompted a massive industry of hair loss treatment for men that is growing daily.
The Characteristics Of Male Pattern Baldness
This problem is typically identified as a receding hairline with thinning on the crown. The pattern eventually progresses to a more obvious “horseshoe” or rim of hair, resulting in the top of the scalp going bald.
An official diagnosis begins with your medical history. This means that your healthcare professional is likely to ask questions about instances of hair loss with other members of your family.
Additionally, your dermatologist may examine your scalp with a densitometer. This allows the scalp to be seen under magnification as he looks for the degree the hair follicles have suffered miniaturisation because of sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone.
What Are The Causes Of Male Hair Loss?
While there are a number of possible reasons for hair loss including reactions to medications, serious illness and stress, the most common cause is genetics.
Male pattern baldness is linked to the heredity of hair follicles which have a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (a by-product or derivative of the hormone testosterone). Testosterone naturally converts to dihydrotestosterone with the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase.
Although the genetic process is not entirely understood, scientists are aware that the dihydrotestosterone causes the hair follicles to shrink damaging their ability to produce healthy hair. When hair follicles have a sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone, prolonged exposure completes the miniaturisation process.
However, if diagnosed early the exposure to the affected follicles can be slowed or
stopped. This means that despite an inherited sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone, it is still
possible to undergo hair loss treatment for men and reduce the impact of male pattern
Treatments for Male Hair Loss
There are a number of hair loss treatments available for suffering men.
First up, it’s a good idea to undergo a hair analysis to determine if there are other underlying causes contributing to the hair loss. Treatment will then depend on the extent of the hair loss.
Professional hair loss specialists use the Norwood Scale to determine what stage of male pattern baldness you have.
The treatment options currently available include:
A hairpiece or hair system
Micro pigmentation tattooing
However, there are a number of medications which may be appropriate for your particular case. Many of these work by inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase to reduce the levels of dihydrotestosterone.
Early diagnosis can allow a greater number of treatments to be explored to determine which would offer the most effective solution for you. This may include topical treatment,light therapy or more significant options such as hair transplantation.
However, you should be aware that the scientific community is continually considering treatment options for male pattern baldness, so it is important that you don’t simply assume that nothing can be done.
Talk to Meraki Hair Loss Clinic About Your Hair Loss
If you are suffering from this problem, it is certainly worth speaking to the team at Meraki Hair Loss Clinic in Brisbane.
Because we specialize in solving hair loss problems.
Continually researching all the latest material and products helps us to keep our clients feeling like there is a solution available to them.
So give us a call on 0408 971 895 and book in for a consultation in one of our private rooms.
That way you can experience the attention and advice of a professional who will find the right solution to your male pattern baldness.