Male pattern balding is responsible for the majority of hair loss in men. In fact, male pattern balding form of androgenetic alopecia accounts for over 95% of hair loss in men. While there are so many reasons for this and any other type of hair loss, including reaction to certain medications, serious diseases, extremely stressful events, the nutrition, the lifestyle, for most men, hair loss is genetically inherited.
About 25% of all men experience male pattern balding before they even reach 21. And majority of them would do anything they can in order to stop or reverse hair loss as it affects every aspect of their lives, such as personal relationships as well as their professional lives. It’s been known that some men even change their careers just because of their hair loss problems. Luckily, today there are hundreds of treatments available, however only few have been proven to prevent or stop male pattern balding.
Minoxidil – Minoxidil was the first drug on the market approved for treating male pattern balding. Although originally used to treat high blood pressure, the pill wasn’t used for hair loss until researches discovered one amazing side effect. Patients who have been using the medication were growing hair in strange places like the back of their hands and cheeks and some even grew hair on their foreheads. Thus, some researchers thought of applying minoxidil directly on the head. Since it has proven to slow the process of hair loss and help regrow new hair (to some extent). However, the drug has effect only if hair loss is not a result of genetic inheritance.
Scalp micro pigmentation – For all men that have tried Minoxidil and had no visible results but are not willing to undergo hair transplant procedure, scalp micro pigmentation is the solution. This relatively new male pattern balding treatment is basically tattooing the scalp with very tiny dots giving patients the look of a short hairstyle. It is considered as an immediate solution for hair loss and there is no surgery, no down time and no scarring. It is a pain free procedure with immediate results (even just after first session). It hurts less than a regular tattoo and definitely a lot less than a hair transplant surgery.
Scalp micro pigmentation can be used for covering smaller areas as well as for camouflaging hair transplant scars. Unlike regular tattooing, scalp micro pigmentation does not penetrate the skin the scalp as deeply and the colour can be matched with patient’s skin tone and hair colour. The technician marks a hairline based on patient’s previous one and shape of the face. This male pattern balding treatment although permanent, can be adjusted and reversed in some cases. One thing is sure, this male pattern balding cure provides the most realistic and natural results possible.