There are many types of baldness treatment advertised on the internet, and the good news is that some of them do work in slowing the progression of Male Pattern Baldness or even helping hair to grow back. But don’t go buying the first ‘miracle cream’ that you see. Here we take a look at some of the genuine treatments that are available.
The first of these methods, and the most drastic, is the one offer by the hair restoration nyc, where you transplant hair follicles that are still active, from another part of the head. This is a surgical procedure that works best for men whose remaining hair is thick and abundant, so they can afford to lose some of it. It does not create new hairs, but redistributes the hair more evenly over the head. However, the area of baldness will continue to grow, so once you begin transplant treatment, you must be prepared to repeat it.
Alternatives to straight one-for-one transplanting of hairs are currently under development and testing. If proven, these will allow multiplication of transplanted hairs so that several new follicles can be developed from one existing follicle. This could revolutionize baldness treatments because it would mean that in theory, nobody need ever go bald.
There are other baldness treatments that are available now but do not involve surgery. These work by slowing down the spread of baldness or even making hair grow back by causing dormant follicles to start producing hairs again. Finasteride (marketed in the USA as Propecia) is one product approved by the FDA which quotes research showing zero hair loss or regrowth in around 80% of men over two years.
Saw palmetto extract is a natural supplement that seems to work in the same way as finasteride with fewer side effects, so it could be a great alternative for you.
The other drug with FDA approval is Minoxidil. This began as a treatment for high blood pressure but began to be marketed in a different form for hair loss after it was noticed that many of the blood pressure patients were growing unwanted hair as a side effect. Research here has shown stablization in about one third of men and regrowth in another third.
Along with whatever other treatment you choose, it is important to consider your lifestyle and whether you have a healthy diet. This will make a big difference to how effective any treatment is for you as an individual. If you have high cholesterol, that can make you lose your hair faster, so look at ways to reduce your cholesterol by improving your diet to include less saturated fat and more fresh fruit and vegetables.
It is well known that stress and anxiety can contribute to hair loss, so consider taking up some form of deep relaxation practice, or reduce your stress levels by reorganizing your day, changing your job, or whatever is necessary. These may sound like dramatic adjustments but they will have a positive effect on much more than your hairline.
Regular aerobic exercise that works the lungs and heart can help reduce stress and research has shown that it can also help you keep your hair. Weight training, however, can increase the hair loss because of its effects on testosterone. Aerobic exercise is steady exercise over a period of at least 20 minutes, with a warm up before and after. Treadmill use would be a good example of aerobic exercise that you could use as part of your baldness treatment program.