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Solutions For Hair Loss

Male Pattern Baldness

What To Expect

A receding, M-shaped hairline is a sure sign of it. Next, the locks on top of your head start to thin, leaving a bald spot. Eventually, the two meet, and you’re down to a horseshoe pattern of hair around the sides.

It’s easier to hang on to your hair than replace it once it’s gone. But be careful as you explore your options. Most “miracle” products and treatments are shams. When in doubt, your doctor or a dermatologist may be able to help.

Blame Hormones

Male Pattern Baldness

With Male Pattern Baldness, a hormone called DHT causes hair follicles to shrink. Eventually they get so small that no hair can grow in them.

Hair loss, or alopecia as doctors call it, doesn’t usually signal a medical problem. And it doesn’t harm your health. But worrying about how it affects your looks is common.

About 85% of men will have major hair thinning by the time they’re 50. Some guys start to lose theirs before they turn 21. Mistakenly thought of as a male issue, did you know that 40% of hair loss sufferers are actually women?

What Causes It?

Hair Loss Solutions

For the most part, hair loss is hereditary. Almost all hair loss in guys results from male-pattern baldness, a genetic trait that comes from your parents. Other causes include certain medications, too much vitamin A, or not enough protein. Illness or stress can lead to sudden, heavy shedding called telogen effluvium. There’s good news, though: hair loss that isn’t from male pattern baldness often reverses itself.

  • Can wearing a baseball cap make you go bald? Nope.
  • Running fingers through your hair won’t cause it either.
  • Neither will combing, brushing, twisting, or styling. Just be gentle so you don’t break the strands.

There’s a clear link between smoking and how fast male pattern baldness gets worse. So if you’re looking for one more good reason to quit, add early hair loss to the list.

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Minoxidil

(Rogaine)

There’s no cure for male pattern baldness, but some medications can slow it down. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is an FDA-approved, over-the-counter treatment that you apply to your scalp. It slows the rate of loss and helps some guys grow new hair. But once you stop using it, hair loss will return.

Finasteride

(Propecia or Proscar)

This prescription pill slows down your body’s DHT assembly line. Some men have been able to grow new hair while using it. Many experts think it works better than Minoxidil. Pregnant women shouldn’t touch the drug – it can cause birth defects in baby boys. It can, in some cases, also affect a man’s libido, so it is important to consult with Dr. Torgerson while you are on this drug. Like Minoxidil, it works only while you’re using it.

Should You Wear a Hairpiece?

Wigs and hairpieces have come a long way. It takes time and research to find the right one though, because there’s a wide range in cost and quality. And hairpieces also need regular maintenance, which can run between $60 and $300 per month. When you’re shopping for one, try to match your own hair color, thickness, and curl or wave.

Make the Most of What You Have

Styling tricks can make hair loss stand out less. Cut thinning hair short so you can avoid a comb-over. Certain shampoos, conditioners, and styling products may add volume to what you do have. Also, eat a balanced diet and handle your hair gently.

Stay Positive

Hair doesn’t make the man. Remind yourself of everything else you have to offer or take care of things you can control, like staying in shape or booking a consultation to talk about what hair transplant could achieve for you. It’s OK to look to others for support. And if you need a little inspiration, think of bald men or guys with shaved heads who ooze confidence like The Rock, Vin Diesel, and Pitbull. Consider yourself in good company!

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How Does a Transplant Work?

Here at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we will move healthy hair from the back and side of your head to the top. After 2 to 3 months, you’ll shed most of what the doctor moved, but new strands will grow back. It’ll start to look normal within 6 to 9 months.

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