Hair loss in men can be caused by a number of reasons, like genetic inheritance, chronic disease, stress or the more common alopecia which manifests itself by hair loss in a specific pattern, from the front towards the crown of the head. Luckily, there is hair loss treatment for men, like the recently introduced Propecia and the evolution of surgical hair restoration. However, the majority of hair loss treatments that are promoted today are still what we’d call “snake oils”.
In order to have a successful hair loss treatment for men it is important you start as early as possible, from the first symptoms. Visit a specialist for a thorough examination and a clear diagnosis if you want to find a suitable treatment. The first hair loss treatment for men and women must start from within, with a regular and balanced diet that contains lots of fruit and vegetables so you can get the whole range of vitamins necessary for hair regeneration. Another very important hair loss treatment for men is a gentle and protective caring for the hair. Use mild shampoos and conditioners and avoid those that contain harsh chemicals. Choose those shampoos that contain ingredients that stimulate circulation in the scalp and that leave the pores open. You can opt for organic shampoos that avoid chemicals and utilize natural ingredients in their formulas. Many women use oils and masks like jojoba oil, emu oil or kalaya oil that protect and stimulate hair growth. Men can use them too, even if their regenerative powers are not what you’d wish for, they protect and strengthen the existing hairs.
Hair loss treatment for men can also come from a specialist, in the form of pills or creams, like Finasteride or Propecia, which is a drug that had been created to treat enlarged prostate glands. It was observed that men treated with Propecia exhibited excessive hair growth, and since the drug was already FDA approved, research was started towards finding a pill that cured baldness. Since then, the majority of men who’ve used Propecia were successfully cured of baldness. There are other drugs that treat alopecia in men and women, but one should first consult a specialist for a fitting prescription.
A very popular, though expensive hair loss treatment for men is hair transplantation, which involves using small grafts of naturally occurring units of one to four hairs to move hair-producing follicles to balding areas of the hair restoration patient’s scalp.