Male Pattern Baldness
What is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern hair loss or baldness is the most common form of hair loss in the case of men. In this situation, the hair loss usually begins with a receding frontal hairline at both the corners in a U-shaped or M-shaped pattern. It can also start from the top of the scalp. This condition is also named Androgenetic Alopecia.
Male pattern hair loss is commonly seen in adult men. It can start in the adolescent ages as well, becoming more significant with the increasing age. It is categorized into seven grades. In the first grade, the hair loss is slightly unnoticeable. In contrast, the frontal hairline begins to decline in the second stage, along with hair loss from the scalp’s central portion.
During the third grade, the hairline recedes significantly along with thinning hair at the vertex or crown. The hair thinning and baldness are visible in the fourth stage, particularly at the head’s back. A bridge of fairly dense hair that differentiates hair loss in the frontal and crown regions is quite noticeable. In the fifth grade, the bridge becomes even thinner. In the sixth grade, this bridge appears to be missing, and that hair loss extends to the sides of the peak. The seventh stage is the most advanced stage of this pattern of hair loss when the top of the scalp is completely bald. We at AWISH CLINIC provide the best baldness treatment in Delhi, NCR.
What are the causes of Male pattern baldness?
Male Pattern Hair Loss is said to be related to age, genetics, and hormones.
With Ageing, several hormonal changes occur in the body, such as androgen receptors, reduction in testosterone, serum DHT, and 5-alpha reductase, which affects the hair growth cycle and thus, causes hair loss.
Apart from these factors, stress, malnutrition, and inadequate grooming also cause thinning of hair.
Your family hair loss history plays a vital role in this hair loss type. Suppose anyone from either side of your family is suffering from male pattern baldness. In that case, you are likely to suffer from pattern hair loss.
A male hormone named Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is also seen to be among the top reasons behind this kind of hair loss in men. DHT is a synthetic derivative of testosterone, limiting follicles’ strength to reproduce hair growth by preventing the hair follicles’ nutrient supply. This causes the shrinking of hair and even slow down the growth rate of hair. Usually, people are relatively unaffected by DHT in the scalp. But in the case of people having a genetic tendency to hair loss, the hair follicles are susceptible to the effects of DHT.
Treatment for Male Pattern Baldness
The two FDA-approved medicines, which can be used to slow down or undo hair loss in the first stages of pattern baldness are Minoxidil and Finasteride. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is connected directly to the scalp to stimulate hair growth. Finasteride (Propecia) prevents testosterone’s conversion to dihydrotestosterone and helps treat male pattern baldness. It is more efficient in handling pattern hair loss at the top than at the front of the head and temples.
If you are not suitable for any hair restoration method, you can get Scalp Micropigmentation treatment. In this system, natural pigments are placed inside your scalp’s epidermal to give a look and feel of a shaved head.
This is the most useful treatment for pattern baldness in men. In this method, the hair follicles are plucked out from areas light-induced by male pattern baldness and transplanted on the bald sections. We at AWISH Clinic give hair transplant surgery using the FUE method only because the FUE method is not like the FUT method, does not leave a permanent scar behind.
We at AWISH CLINIC take pride in being one of the best clinics to get effective hair loss treatments in Delhi.