Hair loss treatment for men
Hair loss is a common problem among men: around 50% of middle-aged and 80% of older Caucasian men experience some degree of baldness. Male hair loss is considered to be caused mainly by a combination of genetic factors, hormones and age.
Hair loss is a perfectly normal physiological phenomenon, with about 10-70 hairs falling out per day, especially when washing. Hair has a certain cyclical pattern: it grows, then sleeps and shrinks, and then new hair grows in its place. Problems arise when more than 100 hairs fall out and the hair cannot be restored or stopped from falling out.
In addition to androgenetic alopecia, hair loss can be associated with other causes, the most common of which are exposure to medications, stress, adverse environmental effects and malnutrition, i.e. deficiencies in iron, zinc and vitamin B. In any case, as soon as you notice that your hair has started to fall out faster and more intensely, consult a dermatovenereologist who will help you to identify the cause.
The most common cause of hair loss in men.
The most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenic alopecia. This type of hair loss is considered to be related to genetic factors, hormones and age. It can occur as early as the age of 20 and slowly progress to baldness, or it can only become more pronounced at an older age, at which point the hair moves much more severely and quickly.
Usually, hair thinning is first noticed on the sides of the scalp, then in the central part of the scalp, and as hair loss progresses, hair is left only around the forehead and occipital area.
Androgenetic alopecia is also the most common cause of hair loss in women, but it is less drastic and less noticeable, involving the scalp area. It usually starts during menopause or after reaching old age.
Alopecia areata – focal hair loss.
Alopecia areata is the second most common balding condition. It is a focal loss of hair over a larger or smaller area of the scalp or body. It is common in both genders. When all the hair in one area falls out, the phenomenon is called total alopecia, and when all the hair on the scalp and body falls out, it is called generalized alopecia.
Such hair loss is caused by a variety of reasons, most commonly an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the hair follicles, causing excessive and rapid hair loss.
This type of baldness can also occur after severe stress or in people with thyroid disorders.
Unlike androgenetic alopecia, which causes permanent hair loss, focal alopecia is followed by hair regrowth in 90% of cases. Around half of the people with this condition regrow their hair within six months.
Tellogenic hair loss
Tellogenic hair loss is a condition in which the hair enters a resting, or “sleep”, state too quickly and then falls out prematurely. This results in too much hair being lost, which cannot be restored, leading to thinning of the hair throughout the scalp.
This is usually a temporary loss of hair, which then grows back.
The causes of telogen hair loss are varied: it can be related to high stress, environmental toxins, certain diseases, or the use of certain types of medication. It can occur during menopause or pregnancy and after childbirth, and may be caused by a deficiency of trace elements (e.g. iron, zinc, vitamin B).
Ways of treating alopecia
If you notice more than 100 hairs falling out per day, it is important to see a dermatovenereologist as soon as possible to prevent diseases and hormonal disorders. He or she will suggest the most effective treatment for hair loss.
At “SAPIEGOS CLINIC”, we also offer hair growth and restoration treatments for receding hair loss, and mesotherapy and stem cell therapy, using your own blood, as an additional treatment for post-transplant scalp. These treatments deeply nourish and restore the hair follicles and all the cells of the scalp, helping to preserve and regrow hair.
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical and minimally invasive method of aesthetic dermatology. It helps to restore the scalp by injecting a cocktail of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and other active ingredients directly into the scalp. This method has been used for more than sixty years not only to restore hair but also to rejuvenate the skin of the face and body. It produces very good results. Hair that is slipping due to a lack of nutrients is given a strong stimulus to regrow, thus stopping the process of hair loss.
The Hair Loss Prevention Procedure using your own blood (PRP) is an innovative method. This therapy uses blood plasma to stimulate scalp renewal. The platelets, bioactive substances and growth factors in the blood plasma nourish and stimulate cell regeneration naturally and effectively.
Androgenetic alopecia can also be treated with certain medications such as minoxidil, finasteride, anti-androgens, or oestrogens, but as these drugs are quite toxic, the decision on whether to use them must be made by a dermatologist.
Sometimes your doctor may recommend a combination of procedures, such as transplantation and mesotherapy, or a stem cell approach to nourish the scalp and stimulate the regeneration of transplanted hair.
Many men experience hair loss. If you are one of them, be sure to get in touch with our team of specialists at the “SAPIEGOS CLINIC“, who can provide you with the latest treatments for alopecia and prevent hair loss. Contact our reliable team of professionals!