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Why Does Male Hair Loss Occur?

When men enter their 30s, they start experiencing the signs of male hair loss while some of them may experience it earlier. The hair loss would get progressive as soon as it starts indicated by the receding hairline. Once it happens, hair loss significantly affects your appearance. Many men consider hair loss as a very distressing experience.

The common type of male hair loss is male pattern baldness where the hair loss progressively affects the certain area of the head following common pattern including crown, temple, and forehead. The Norwood scale is usually used to identify the stage and type of male pattern baldness. These scales show the preferential hair loss in these three areas which generates different patterns for each male pattern baldness case.

Temple Male Hair Loss

The temple male hair loss occurs from the front hairline and keeps receding to the backward. Receding temple occurs in most men who are entering their 20s marking the manhood transition. There are very few men who can hold back the receding front hairline. Temple male hair loss doesn’t take all the hair all through the progress, the area affected by this hair loss only experiences light thinning. However, some cases show a more visible hair loss which may indicate a further balding in other areas of your head scalp in the future.

Crown Male Hair Loss

The second most affected area is the crown of your head. This hair loss starts from the surrounding area of the whorl and progressively creates circular baldness which is spreading outwards. The initial stage of this hair loss is marked with a flashy balding spot in the middle area.

Diffuse Male Hair Loss

If you’re experiencing the expanded hair part-line, then it’s the diffuse male hair loss> It will progressively affect the mid-frontal scalp which can be clearly noticeable at the top of your head. This type of male hair loss majorly affects the Asian men as the others tend to experience crown or temple pattern on the male hair loss. In other hands, the diffuse thinning is also the major scenario for female pattern baldness. Many women suffer from pattern baldness experience the expanding hair part line. 

At this point, we can see the male hair loss is progressively spreading over the affected area without missing or skipping any area on its path. Once temple male hair loss occurs, it already clears its own path for further progress. In the future hair loss will sweep all the hair in the affected area. Hair loss is basically incurable, without a proper treatment, you’ll lose your hair faster in a wider area.

The Cause of Male Hair Loss

the male pattern baldness is mainly caused by genetic factors. It’s also well-known as Androgenetic Alopecia. This type of male hair loss affects the area where the hair follicles are sensitive to the DHT hormones. These hormones hold the hair follicles from moving from the Telogen or resting phase to the Anagen or growth phase. The affected area or balding area is where the hair follicles can’t resist the effects. It’s interesting that not all the area is sensitive to the DHT hormones. the back and side of the head are the common areas where the hair follicles are highly resistant the DHT hormones which means these areas won’t experience balding for the rest of your life.

In most male pattern baldness, the progressive hair loss is preceded by the thinning hair, doesn’t matter which pattern is ongoing. A proper treatment may slow and halt the hair loss progress. At some cases, certain medications are taken to settle down the progressive male hair loss for obtaining a hair transplant surgery.

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Hair Transplant for Male Hair Loss

After you’re done with medications, it’s time to consider taking the hair transplant procedure. It’s a surgical procedure where the surgeon moves the hair follicles from the permanent area to the affected area. As previously mentioned, the back and side of your head are permanently resistant to baldness for the rest of your life. There, the surgeon takes the hair follicles and replants them to the balding area and grow the new hair there.

Hair transplant surgery doesn’t create any new hair, the moved follicles will grow. They’re your own follicles, that’s why the result is natural and permanent. In fact, hair transplant is the only permanent solution for the male hair loss especially those which are triggered by male pattern baldness. However, the procedure can only be taken as your male hair loss is no longer progressive. Until then, the doctor may prescribe you Minoxidil and/or Finasteride to settle down the progressive male hair loss.

Hair transplant surgery can be conducted with one of two methods, Follicular Unit Transplantation(FUT) or striped method and Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE) or extraction method. In the FUT, the surgeon takes a strip of skin consists of thousands of hair follicles from the permanent area and then stitch it. In the FUE, the surgeon uses special micro punches to individually harvest the follicular units.  

The rest of the procedure is similar for both methods. The surgeon then divides hair follicles into grafts and store them into a special saline solution to keep them alive before replanting. The surgeon then creates small incisions in the affected area and replants the grafts there. The procedure will involve a local anesthesia and finish within hours depends on how many grafts needed to transplant, the FUE method may take a longer time.

The transplanted grafts will fallout after two weeks and regrow new hair within months, you can see the optimum result after a year. Hair transplant has a very high success rate in handling male hair loss. The procedure is rather expensive but certainly worth your investment. If you take the procedure in Turkey, you can cut your US’ or UK’s hair transplant budget up to 80 percent which already includes the flight and accommodation cost.

Dr. Tayfun hair transplant clinic is specialized in male hair loss and offers quality procedure with more than 20 years experience. Consult your male hair loss and check your eligibility of taking the procedure, simply fill the consultation form or contact our customer services.

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