To find a cure for something, you must know its cause. If your hair loss is caused by insufficient iron or protein intake, then fixing your diet can influence your hair growth. If your hair loss is caused by a traumatic event, then the body must heal from that trauma before hair growth can return to normal. Men facing androgenetic alopecia––hereditary, male-pattern baldness––often feel hopeless because the cause of their hair loss is in their DNA; it’s not something they can control. At Vinci Hair Clinic, part of our mission is to give men power over their lives by providing treatment options for this trying genetic disease.
There’s an array of treatment options available for androgenetic alopecia, but each has its limitations. Androgenetic alopecia causes hair loss by changing balances of chemicals in the body. One form of treatment is through drugs that influence this chemical balance. Minoxidil, for example, influences body chemistry to slow the hair thinning process almost to a stop. Minoxidil works for some people, but as Dr. Germaine Williams Beckles recently wrote for Newsday, “Once you begin your treatment using any product with minoxidil, you must commit to a lifetime of use.” Dr. Beckles warns against minoxidil for any patients who want to avoid dependence on medication. Furthermore, minoxidil and other medications can only slow the hair loss process, but they can’t restore hair once it has been lost.
For men who don’t want to live with a medication dependence, or for men who have already lost a significant amount of hair, the best treatment option for androgenetic alopecia is surgical care. Hair transplant surgeries have proven to be effective treatments for restoring the hairline of men living with hereditary hair loss. Because the procedure works by surgically transplanting hair from one part of the scalp to another, men with severely advanced androgenetic alopecia may not qualify for the surgery. In this case, the best option is to permanently restore the appearance of shorn hair through a scalp micropigmentation procedure.
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is also an effective cosmetic solution offered by Vinci Hair Clinic for men with androgenetic alopecia. Using a specialized process similar to tattooing, our SMP technicians cosmetically alter the scalp to create the appearance hair follicles. Our SMPs can mimic the appearance of a buzz cut or make your thinning hair appear thicker.
At Vinci Hair Clinic, we remain dedicated to providing effective, permanent hair loss solutions to victims of hereditary hair loss. Contact one of our clinics today for a hair regrowth consultation.