Hereditary Hair Loss/Male Pattern Baldness
(Androgenetic Alopecia)

As many as fifty per cent of the male population starts experiencing symptoms of Androgenic Alopecia as they age. [i] Androgenic Alopecia is defined as male patterned baldness that causes the hairline to recede in a characteristic M shape. This baldness usually begins above the temples and progresses to its distinctive shape. [ii]

The Causes of Androgenetic Alopecia

As the name indicates, genetics play an essential role in causing androgenetic alopecia. Research has shown that its origin can be traced back to developmental phases in the uterus (womb), as this is when the distribution of the hair follicles is set. During this time, an androgenic hormone (hormone contributing to the development and maintenance of masculine features) called DHT is a significant contributor to the hair follicle population. [iii] Androgens are hormones that control male characteristics at birth and puberty. These can include but are not limited to hair growth, sebaceous gland development, and libido. It has been suggested that males with premature baldness have lower androgenic hormones. [iv]

Previous studies had suggested that males experiencing baldness completely lose hair follicles, but recent research has shown that these hair follicles are lying dormant. Some studies have shown that this dormancy period is brought on by the activity of insulin-like growth factor, which is another hormone under the influence of androgens.[v]

Androgenic Alopecia has been associated with many other medical conditions over time. These include coronary heart disease, benign prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, diabetes mellitus type II, obesity, and hypertension. Some distinct associations exist for the female gender, including PCOS, irregular menstruation, acne, and obesity.

Treatment Options for Androgenetic Alopecia

There are many treatment options available for people who suffer from androgenic alopecia. As a hair loss expert, I, Dr Sean-Jordan Baruch, provide a wide variety of treatment options customised to your particular needs.

Hair Transplants (FUE)

Hair transplants are also known as follicular unit extraction. This minimally invasive surgery involves the extraction of hair follicles directly from the scalp. This surgery has very few complications and pain complaints when performed by the professionals at our clinic. This is an excellent option for those who want to avoid scarring.

Non-surgical Hair Transplants (NSHT)

Non-surgical hair transplant systems are essentially toupees that involve a synthetic material with hair tied into it by knots. This option gives an unbelievable natural finish with minimal effort. Furthermore, this procedure is suitable for children and adults alike, which means it is an option for anyone with early-onset baldness.

Hair Volumiser

A hair volumiser system is a reliable way to increase hair density on the entire scalp seamlessly. The volumiser has a great design that allows for easy attachment, effortless styling and has a uniquely breathable style. It even remains secure in the shower.

Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP is another treatment with not only a therapeutic use but also a preventive one. PRP injections are formed using the client’s blood. This blood is filtered so that it is platelet-rich, and then it is injected directly into the scalp. This encourages hair growth with lasting results and minimum side effects.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting medicinal substances that promote hair growth straight into the scalp skin. It has shown promising results for those who suffer from Androgenic Alopecia. Furthermore, mesotherapy is not only used as a treatment but also as a prevention strategy. It even has an additive anti-ageing effect.

My Thoughts

I am Mr. Sean-Jordan Baruch, and I want my clients to know that satisfactory and long-lasting results are a top priority so you can rest assured you are in safe hands. We are confident in our treatment regimens and want our customers to benefit from them. Our services have recently led us to win the title of Number one hair transplant clinic in Yorkshire, UK. You can book your hair treatment now at Baruch hair loss clinic.