Although masculine baldness is widespread, no man chooses to lose his hair. Hair loss is proven to negatively affect patients’ relationships, career, and confidence. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available in the market, no matter how severe the hair loss. For this reason, The Dermo Lab reached out to the dermatologist and cosmetologist Dr. Jihane Abou Rahal, who is going to share with you everything you need to know about hair loss treatment for men. It is very important to be informed so that you can make the right decision when it comes to restoring your hair.
What causes hair loss in men?
Hair loss comes in many forms and has several causes that are usually harmless. Male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss and often follows a particular pattern of hair loss. Dr. Jihane Abou Rahal indicates that male pattern baldness is due to an excessive response of the hair on the top of the head to the male hormone. This excessive response causes the hair to become progressively thinner until it disappears completely. She points out that, contrary to popular belief, male pattern baldness is not due to hair shedding.
Other contributing factors include:
- Genetics: Family history is the most important predictor of hair thinning, especially typical male pattern baldness.
- Medical conditions: Male pattern baldness has also been associated with medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, prostate enlargement, diabetes, and obesity.
- Medications: Various medications have been linked to hair loss, including those used to treat arthritis, depression, high blood pressure, heart problems, and, of course, cancer.
- Stress: Trauma from life events, such as the loss of a loved one, can lead to hair loss.
- Scalp disorders: Conditions that cause hair loss in men include ringworm, a fungal infection, and folliculitis. Psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp can also cause hair thinning.
- Nutrition: A lack of protein and iron in your diet can contribute to hair loss, as can eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia.
Dr. Jihane Abou Rahal states that only a few studies have examined the relationship between smoking and male pattern baldness. But it does appear that smoking increases the risk of developing this condition. It may also cause male pattern baldness to begin earlier. She adds that this association may be more pronounced in obese patients.
How can you tell if you’re balding?
Male pattern baldness usually starts at the front of the scalp. The hair at the temples gradually recedes in an “M” shape. As the hair thins, a horseshoe shape appears on the sides of the head. This is a sign of advanced male pattern baldness.
In some cases, the hair may disappear completely. If you see more than a dozen hairs on your pillowcase when you wake up, or a larger than normal volume of hair in your comb, it may be a sign of male pattern baldness.
How to cure male pattern baldness?
According to Dr. Jihane Abou Rahal, there is no cure, but by taking your medication regularly, you can stop the progression of baldness in most cases. When that doesn’t work, hair transplantation gives excellent cosmetic results.
Treatment for male pattern baldness is aimed at preventing further hair loss rather than curing it. The sooner we help you control it, the better your chances of keeping the hair you have. Keep reading to learn how to cope with this condition.
What is the treatment for hair thinning in men?
Many men view hair loss as a natural part of aging and do not see the need for treatment. However, hair loss can cause psychological effects, such as low self-esteem.
Some treatments can help reduce hair loss.
1- Treatment shampoos
Regular hair washing is part of hair loss prevention, as it keeps the hair and scalp clean. By doing so, you reduce the risk of infections and dandruff that can lead to hair loss or breakage. In addition, clean hair gives the impression of having more volume. The key is to wash your hair regularly with a mild shampoo.
We recommend Anaphase + Anti-Hair Loss Complement Shampoo from Ducray, a shampoo tested under dermatological control. It has many benefits, such as restoring volume, strength, shine, and vitality to your hair, making it a miracle shampoo. It also nourishes the hair follicles and improves blood circulation in the scalp, reducing hair loss and increasing new hair growth.
2- Vitamins for hair loss
Vitamins are not only good for your general well-being, but also for your hair. If you don’t get enough of certain essential vitamins and minerals, you can lose your hair. So, taking supplements that contain all the vital vitamins can help you keep your hair healthy.
To add strength and vitality to your hair, consider taking Ducray Anacaps Food Supplements which provides the hair bulb with essential nutrients. It promotes healthy hair growth by nourishing hair follicles and protects cells from oxidative stress. To be taken as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
3- Anti-hair loss lotions
For a complete treatment, it is recommended to use lotions that treat hair loss and help obtain healthy and shiny hair.
In case of chronic male hair loss, we recommend Ducray Neoptide Anti-Hair Loss Lotion for Men, which reduces hair loss in men and extends the life cycle of your hair. Its formula is effective thanks to the patented innovation called Peptidoxyl-4 + Monolaurin (15 years of research), which acts on the phenomena involved in persistent hair loss.
Dr. Jihane Abou Rahal adds that additional options for hair loss treatment include oral medications in addition to Minoxidil lotion.
Finasteride and Dutasteride, oral treatments, prevent a male hormone that plays a role in shrinking hair follicles on the scalp.
Minoxidil is a topical treatment applied to the scalp that is said to work best on the crown of the head.
5- Other options
Dr. Jihane Abou Rahal recommends platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections every 2 to 4 weeks or microneedling sessions.
PRP therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is collected, processed, and then injected into the scalp. On the contrary, microneedling involves the use of a skin roller with small needles to regenerate healthy hair follicles.