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How To Deal With Male Pattern Baldness

Hair loss since long has been considered as signs of ageing and people often bear the embarrassment of baldness with grace. But nowadays with the growing trends of fashion, varying hair styles and healthy scalp is known to boost your personality. One’s persona is crucial for social and professional success in the present world. But when one starts losing them, it lowers one’s self confidence and self esteem. Professional and social embarrassment could lead to psychological disturbance and anxiety issues.

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In the realm of resolution of hair loss people come across hair transplant procedure which is the only permanent solution of hair loss. Hair transplant has come a long way and present generation is lucky to have the opportunity to grow back the hairs on the bald area with a natural look for lifetime.

Causes of hair loss:

Hair loss can be temporary or permanent. The most common cause of hair loss is genetics which results in permanent hair loss often termed as male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is a genetic dysfunction that is hereditary and transferred from maternal or paternal side. Other causes of hair loss could be thyroid disorders, systemic diseases and chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The common contributing factors causing hair loss includes usage of Hot tools ( Hair straightener, hair curler), stress, chemical straightening, tight braiding, post menopausal hormonal change, medications (anti depressants, anti anxiety and anti psychotics), sleep deprivation, increased pollution and poor nutrition.

Pattern of hair loss in Male pattern baldness

Male pattern baldness involves mainly the hair from the frontal region and vertex region. The involvement of these regions relies on the fact that hair follicles in the frontal and crown area are DHT or androgen sensitive as contain receptors for androgens. Androgen sensitive hair follicles undergoes thinning and miniaturization, ultimately leading to hair loss.  Hair follicles from occipital area (back and side of the head) possess hair follicles which are DHT or androgen resistant and do not undergo changes under genetic influence. These hair follicles last for lifetime. The genetic composition of hairs lies in their root and these hair transferred elsewhere shows the properties of the follicles and not the scalp. Hence, the DHT resistant hair follicles when transferred to DHT prone area of scalp do not undergo changes under genetic influence.

Progression of hair loss in male pattern baldness

In Male pattern baldness hair loss initiates from either frontal or vertex area and progress to either areas leading to merging of both areas forming a larger bald area.  In the initial stages it is often ignored but become noticeable when reach to hair loss upto 40-50%. Norwood classification signifies the extent of male pattern baldness based on its seven stages.

The stages are as follows:

Class I: Complete hairline lies high on the forehead which is not actually balding.

Class II: Triangular areas of recession in the temple area and minimal recession on mid frontal area.

Class III: Borderline case. Deepening of temporal triangular recession or includes hair loss at the vertex.

Class IV: Further frontal hair loss and extension of hair loss from vertex but still a wide band of hair present separating frontal and vertex hair loss.

Class V: Further extension of frontal and vertex hair loss and breaking of separation line of hairs between frontal and vertex baldness.

Class VI: Disappearance of band of hair between frontal and vertex baldness.

Class VII: Extensive bald area present only in occipital area (back and side of the head)

Seeing a Doctor

Ideally if you are noticing early signs of hair loss and notice the similar pattern as male pattern baldness, it is important to consult a doctor and undergo the assessment of the cause of your hair loss. Once the cause of hair loss is ruled out and extent of hair loss is examined, doctor can suggest the appropriate treatment option. Doctor can confirm your candidature for medications or hair transplant based on the extent of involvement of hair loss.

How it is treated?

Medications: 

In the initial stages when hair loss begins doctors usually advice medications to slower the progression of hair loss which includes:

Minoxidil (Rogaine): This is an over the counter lotion based formulation which is intended to slower the progression of hair loss. It works by improving the hair density and rate of growth of hair by increasing the blood flow at the applied area.

Finasteride: It is a prescribed orally administered medication intended to decrease the amount of DHT hormone which in turn could lead to slower the progression of hair loss and increase the rate of hair growth. 

The medications used does not provide guaranteed results and the improved results could be relapsed after taking the medications. Hence, routine consultations form the doctor is required to assess when to switch to other treatment modalities.

Hair transplant cosmetic procedure:

Hair transplant cosmetic surgery is the only procedure which is intended to deliver permanent results with natural look. But this procedure is purely restorative procedure intended to transfer the hair follicles from donor area which is opted based on the hair density to the recipient bald area. It is performed by 2 primary methods: FUT and FUE which is differentiated based on the graft harvesting technique. The choice of these techniques is based upon the number of follicular grafts required to cover the bald area. In cases of extensive hair loss combination technique of FUT +FUE is performed which could successfully retrieve more than 4000 hair grafts.

There is lack of renowned surgeons for Hair transplant in Noida but luckily as the capital city is very accessible from NCR region it is feasible for residents to approach the renowned surgeons of Delhi for their hair transplant.

Dr Suneet Soni (MCh Plastic surgeon), founder of “medispa centre” in Delhi and Jaipur is pioneer in performing FUT, FUE and combination technique. His expert surgical skills and artistic vision for designing hairline is the mantra for 100% assured results of the hair transplant cosmetic surgery. Medispa hair transplant clinic is famous for its excellence in treating male pattern baldness cases with 100% assured success rate.

If you are looking for perfect solution of Male pattern baldness, Medispa clinic is the destination for you.

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Written by Medispa India

Medispa is the leading hair transplant center in India headed by Dr. Suneet Soni. He is renowned hair transplant surgeon and has done more than 2000 successful Hair Transplant.

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