Androgenic alopecia, or male “pattern” genetic thinning is the most common form of hair loss seen in men, and readily identified by the distinct way hair across the top of the scalp is gradually lost.

In susceptible men, a percentage of the main male hormone testosterone is converted to a more potent androgen (androgens are male hormones) termed (DHT), dihydrotestosterone. DHT gradually exerts a “miniaturizing” effect on the androgen-sensitive hair follicles across the top of the scalp. Within a reduced growing phase, affected follicles then produce fine-textured, unpigmented hair known as vellus hair, which often does not grow beyond a couple of centimeters in length – thus “thinning” of the hair is experienced.

Male androgenetic alopecia most commonly shows after puberty or in a man’s early 20’s. It often begins with a receding hairline at the temples,and thinning of the hair density on the crown. Over time all the hair follicles across the top of the scalp are affected, sometimes resulting in total baldness. It is important to note that after puberty, almost 100% of males will show some changes in the shape of their hairline. This does not always indicate the onset of androgenetic alopecia.

With the medically approved medication available today, managing male hair loss is generally straightforward and uncomplicated. However, a qualified practitioner should always review the young man’s medical history, diet and lifestyle as potentially any underlying disturbances in any of these has the potential to adversely affect treatment outcomes.

Minoxidil topical solution in combination with low level laser therapy and Solution’s Multi Therapeutic approach to Hair Care and Wellness is the accepted treatment regime for male genetic thinning in our clinic.

Minoxidil remains the only topical lotion medically approved to stimulate follicle hair growth. Under various brand names,

Confusion, fear, and anxiety can set in and the feeling of helplessness is dominant.
Nearly 40% of women by age 60 experience some form of hair loss. It’s no longer about male hair loss versus female hair loss. The cause may be very different but the solutions are quite straightforward!

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