Male Pattern Baldness is the most common cause of progressive permanent hair loss in men. According to the American Hair Loss Association, it accounts for around 95% of all cases. It is relatively easy to diagnose, and the pattern of loss is highly predictable and well described by the following “Norwood Hamilton Scale:”
Men can suffer from male pattern baldness at any age, but it typically doesn’t begin until after puberty.
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 40% of all men with this condition will start to notice thinning by the age of 35. By age 60 however, over 80% of all men will notice thinning.
How much hair one will lose, and how fast, depends on the person. Generally the loss is quite gradual and you will not notice it until you have lost quite a bit, more than you think. Only a qualified hair loss specialist can tell if you’re suffering from male pattern baldness.
Best Advice: Seek Treatment As Soon As Possible
If you think you’re suffering from hair loss, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is to wait to see a hair loss specialist. Early diagnosis is the only way to ensure getting the most effective treatment to prevent more loss.
Anapelli Treatment Options
At Anapelli Hair Clinic, we have many effective treatment options available.
Once we make the diagnosis of Male Pattern Hair Loss, then stopping the loss immediately, if possible, is our first goal. Some of the most effective ways to stop permanent hair loss is with FDA approved medications, i.e., Propecia (Finasteride) or Rogaine (Minoxidil). A newly FDA approved treatment for male pattern type hair loss is Low Level Laser Light Therapy.
It is important to note that while these FDA approved treatments can stop permanent hair loss, they cannot reverse it; they cannot cause hair growth, at least not enough to make a difference. Only surgical hair restoration (hair transplants) can restore permanently lost hair. In the case of advance hair loss, surgical hair restoration is your only option.
While male pattern baldness is the most likely cause of your hair thinning, there are other causes, and those require different types of treatment. We are the only clinic that offers an in-depth hair loss diagnostic and treatment process called Biocapillation (TM). Biocapillation ™ has its foundations in an effective, century old European based way of treating hair loss called Trichology. It works with, supports and enhances existing modern medical hair loss treatments.
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