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Treatment for Hair Loss

For many men, hair loss or baldness is something that they fear and hope will never have to go through. The hair loss process can begin as early as 20 years of age. Some associate baldness and the thinning hair as a sign of age or to identify the elderly. Volumous or prominent hair or hair-dos represent youth and vitality and attractiveness, and so, hair loss can become a very difficult issue to deal with and deeply affect the lives of many individuals.

For countless years now, man has documented their attempts to reverse the process of hair loss and cure baldness. For men, lack of "chevelure" or the depletion of one's hair and can translate into a sense of loss of virility or strength, which is obviously but a idea one makes of it.

Many solutions, as creative as they might of been, have been thought up in the past but have left little results in their wake. It is told that Cleopatra concoted a solution composed of horse teeth, burth mice and deer marrow to attempt to cure Caesar's balness! Needless to say it did not bear much fruit. None in fact.

As hard as it might be for some to accept, there is no current cure for balness. This is simply a fact. But luckily, there are many alternatives to having a hairstyle.

One of the first mistakes men who experience hair loss do, is to go out and get a toupet or to comb their hair over the area that lacks, in order to hide or compensate. Big mistake! In most cases, this simply results in a unnatural look for you and for some, can look worst then leaving your head as it is!

So before rushing to the nearest wig store, here are a few suggestions I recommend first:

  • Emphasize your other facial features. Lots of men are using products to improve their looks. There are many products in the department and drug stores that improve your skin. If you have great eyes think about getting your eyelashes dyed. Seek advice from a beautician, health expert or friend. 
  • Update your clothes style. Good clothes and attention to your appearance can make you look much younger and more attractive.  Make the most of what hair you do have. One of the most effective is to get a good hair cut. Short, cropped and styled. Consider having a light perm, it can add volume. Shaving it off completely looks great.
  • Wear a hat. There are great hats around - from cool to just plain stylish.

These are helpful tips to help regenerate hair follicles , but they do not cure any underlying conditions, or stress-related hair loss.

  • Try drinking blend bananas with honey, yogurt and low-fat milk. A drink rich in biotin can help keep your crowning glory firmly rooted.
  • Take dietary supplements such as Vitamin B6, zinc & saw palmetto . Supplements are useful when you can't get enough from natural food sources.
  • Invert your head while you shampoo and massage your scalp. This helps promote blood circulation to the head.
  • Eliminate stress or else it can be disastrous to your precious hair!
  • Get enough sleep.

Other options:

Medications for male hair loss
There are several types of medications available on the market for hair loss. These are FDA approved, but some carry some serious side effects.

The medical term for hair loss is alopecia. The most common type is pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). It accounts for about 95 percent of hair loss from the scalp. It's typically permanent and can be attributed to heredity. Another type of alopecia, alopecia areata, can be temporary. It can involve hair loss on your scalp or your body. Its specific cause is unknown.

Surgical intervention for male hair loss
You may also choose one of the surgical procedures that are available to treat hair loss. Before pursuing any of these treatment options, talk with your doctor about the cause and best possible treatments for your hair loss.

Tissue expansion for male hair loss
Tiny balloons are inserted under the scalp between the areas of dense hair and gradually inflated over a number of months. This makes the area up to one third larger and it is this area that is surgically removed and the sides are pulled up to the top of the head. 

Scalp reduction for male hair loss
Loose skin on the scalp is surgically removed pulling the hair on the sides of the head up. As the skin on the forehead is also sometimes slightly lifted it lessens wrinkles.

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