Did you know that about one third of the population suffers from hair loss, which are mostly men. Baldness can occur as a result of illness, poor diet, mineral deficiency, as a side effect of strong medication, stress or can be inherited by either parent. Some men experience balding in their early 20s. This can have a serious impact on man’s life, as it is not just about losing hair, but confidence as well. In fact, a recent research has reported that over 60 percent of balding men lose self-esteem due to hair loss.
Although male baldness can be associated to different causes, it is the genes that determine whether a person will become bald or not. Also, proper treatment for male pattern baldness depends on the cause and sometimes medical treatment may not be necessary. However if your appearance is making you unhappy, many styling techniques and treatment for male pattern baldness are available.
Hairstyle – If your hair loss problem is not that advanced, you can hide baldness with particular haircut or hair style. Ask your hairstylist for a creative hair cut that will make your thinning hair look fuller.
Wig or Hairpiece – Available in a variety of styles and colours, wigs and hairpieces can help you camouflage not only thinning hair and receding hairline, but complete baldness too. For a more natural look, buy human hair wigs of a colour similar to your natural hair.
Minoxidil – Commonly known as ‘Rogaine’, minoxidil is a topical medication that is applied to the scalp. In some cases, it has been known to slow hair loss and stimulate the growth of new hair follicles. Results are usually visible after four to twelve months of use, however hair loss reoccurs once a person stops taking the medication.
Hair Transplant – The most invasive and also the most expensive treatment for male pattern baldness. Hair is removed from areas with active hair growth and transplanted on the bald areas. In most cases, multiple treatments are needed and there is also a risk of infection and scarring. The positive side of hair transplant is that it gives a more natural look and is permanent.
Scalp Micropigmentation – One of the most popular treatment for male pattern baldness, scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical and non invasive treatment where natural pigments are applied at the epidermal level of the scalp to imitate the natural look of real hair follicles. It is suitable for all stages and types of male balding, all ages, colours and skin types. The treatment normally requires 3 sessions and the process allows a very gradual rejuvenation of the hairline. Scalp micropigmentation uses laser application, which ensures the pigment does not go as deep into the skin as is the case with traditional tattooing. This also makes the procedure much less painless. Although the end result is not real hair but a shaved head look, the results are almost immediate. Even just after first treatment, men can see a difference.