Are you a man that is starting to notice the early signs of hair thinning or balding? Has it caused a bit of stress and anxiety as you start to worry about how far it will go, what has caused it, and if there’s something you can do to slow it down or stop it? Hair loss is often one of those taboo topics that people don’t always feel talking about, so here’s an inside look at some of the most common causes of hair loss in men and what you can do about it.
Unfortunately, this one is totally out of your hands and is often the cause of hair loss in men. If you have a history of thinning or balding hair in the family, you are much more likely to suffer from it too. When it’s heredity, hair loss tends to coincide with age, meaning as you age the hair loss will begin. It tends to be gradual and starts with a bit of thinning, one small bald spot, and then it grows/spreads from there.
Did you know certain medical conditions can lead to hair thinning or balding? Some of the medical conditions can include alopecia, trichotillomania (a hair-pulling disorder), thyroid problems, some autoimmune diseases, or even a scalp infection.
Hormonal changes can also be to blame for thinning hair. The good news about hormonal changes is that they can be temporary, which means once the hormone issue is addressed, hair thinning and loss will stop. It can even be reversed, meaning the hair will start to grow back.
Then there are environmental factors and outside factors such as abrasive hair products, how often you wash your hair, the styling tools used (more common for women), stress, an unhealthy diet, trauma, and more.
What Can You Do About Hair Loss?
It’s helpful to know what is causing your hair loss and get the answers you seek, but how does that translate to a solution? What can you do about your hair loss? Can you stop it and even reverse it? The best plan is to visit a hair loss clinic that can assess your condition and provide you with treatment options.
The Treatment Rooms, a hair loss clinic in London, specialises in several procedures including the FUE hair transplant, which stands for follicular unit excision. This is a surgical procedure that involves extracting individual hair follicules from areas on the patient’s head (the side and back are common), and then transplanting them in the sparse areas. Results take about 6-12 months for the newly transplanted hair to fully grow in, but then you’ll have a lush full head of hair again.
Surgery isn’t always the solution; you may want to begin with a non-surgical option such as Minoxidil or Finasteride. This is why a consultation will be important, so you can learn about your options.
You Aren’t Alone in Your Hair Loss
Suffering from hair thinning or loss can be an extremely traumatic and depressing thing to go through. Men must recognise it is very common and that there are effective treatments available.