More widely known as male pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia causes a receding hairline and hair loss from the crown of the head. Affecting only men, this condition may begin at around age 20. In fact, as many as 50% of males of Caucasian origin experience male pattern baldness, to some extent, by their 50s.
Despite being a common condition, many men who are experiencing balding feel embarrassed and upset by their hair loss. It is not surprising then, that there are many products available which claim to be able to help cure male pattern baldness. The question is, with all these home remedies and medical treatments to choose from – which works best? Will a home remedy end your worries about hair loss or do you need to get specialist medical advice for real results?
Home remedies for androgenetic alopecia
Though many brands promote their shampoos, lotions and potions as “renewing” or “revitalising” hair growth, the truth is that there is no magical natural ingredient that will cure male pattern baldness. Eggs, wheat-germ, vitamins, argan oil and other ingredients seen in at home hair restoration products may make your hair feel softer and thicker, but they cannot stimulate hair growth. While you might choose to use gentle, nourishing products like these to take care of your remaining hair, you should not expect them to solve the problem!
Medical treatments for androgenetic alopecia
Without a doubt, the best way to treat androgenetic alopecia is with medical treatments tailored to your specific needs. Minoxidil and Finasteride have both been proven to be effective in regrowing hair, though they need to be taken continuously to maintain the result. However, it should be noted that these treatments work best when used early in the balding process. A non-surgical option that can be used alone, or along-side these medical treatments is UV light therapy using a specially designed laser cap. Surgical hair restoration treatments, which can be particularly helpful for those with advanced balding, include scalp micro pigmentation and hair transplants.
If you are concerned about male pattern baldness, get expert advice from the hair restoration specialists at Vinci Hair Clinic. Arrange a free consultation or learn more about the treatments available by visiting their website.