Some patients are turning to Low-Level Laser Therapy Devices as a non-surgical hair restoration treatment for pattern hair loss.
Male Pattern Baldness
Male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss in men. Up to 70% of men will be affected by pattern baldness at some point in their lives. Although male pattern hair loss is genetic, it is not always predictable: even if it runs in a patient’s family, it is not always possible to know at what age hair loss will begin, or how an individual’s hair growth patterns will be affected. However, most people find that their hair loss increases as they get older.
The most effective male pattern baldness treatment is surgery, but other options are available as well, including hair restoration medication and low-level laser therapy. In particular, young men suffering from hair loss are advised to avoid hair restoration surgery until their hair loss pattern and progression is fully revealed.
Laser light generated by low-powered cold lasers has recently come into use as a non-surgical hair restoration treatment for pattern hair loss.
Is Male-Pattern Hair Loss in Your Future?
If you are an adult male with male-pattern hair loss in your close male relatives, you will probably want to know:
The International Journal of Cardiology published a study showing a possible link between Alopecia and coronary heart disease.
A recent Men’s Health reported in a Spanish study, 62% of men who were balding experienced a loss of self-esteem.
The Journal of Clinical Oncology’s September 2014 issue reported a link to an increased risk of prostate cancer, some more aggressive, in males sharing a common pathophysiologic mechanism.
Many people ask if hair transplantation actually works, and the answer is yes. Hair restoration or transplantation works by the theory of donor dominance.
Hair restoration in general has come a long way. Specifically, techniques in the various procedures and processes for harvesting grafts have evolved.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is a tattoo technique where tattoo pigments are placed on the scalp in a stippling pattern to look like a shaved head of hair.