thinning hair

Take a stand against your thinning hair

Once you’ve decided to take a stand against your thinning hair, you will find a variety of solutions available to you.

Thinning hair seems like an inevitable fact of life as men get older. While some guys have fully embraced baldness, many men aren’t ready to resign themselves to letting go of their hair. The way we look affects our self-confidence. And when we are used to having a full head of hair, thinning hair really changes the way we see ourselves.
The first step is finding out what is causing the hair loss. Hormones, certain medications or other medical conditions can by the underlying cause. Chronic stress can be another factor contributing to thinning hair. It is important to discover the cause of the hair loss in order to effectively do something about it.

Most commonly, hormonal causes are behind thinning hair. Male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is a genetic condition that is characterized by a thinning at the crown of the head and/or a receding hairline. The hair follicles are sensitive to the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone), gradually causing the hair to become weaker and finer until it eventually stops growing.

Once you’ve decided to take a stand against your thinning hair, you will find a variety of solutions available to you. These will have varying degrees of success depending upon the cause of your particular hair loss. It is recommended that people with thinning hair turn to gentler and more natural hair products that don’t weigh the hair down, and handle the hair carefully when washing, grooming, and styling. Healthy diet and lifestyle changes can also boost nutrition, reduce stress, and have a positive effect on hair .

However, if a more aggressive solution is desired, a hair growth treatment should be considered. There are a variety of options available that can help to stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth. Minoxidil is the most popular treatment, is applied directly to the scalp, and is FDA approved. Bosley Professional Strength for Men utilizes a 5-step system that includes a 5% Minoxidil solution, in addition to specially formulated shampoo and condition, a dietary supplement, and follicle energizer. When used as directed, significant results can be achieved within 4-6 months.

Another option that halts or slows thinning hair in men is FDA-approved Propecia. Propecia is an oral medication that inhibits the formation of DHT, and must be prescribed by a physician. This treatment is only available for men, and is considered especially beneficial for men experiencing thinning hair at a young age, or at the early stages of hair loss to prevent continued hair loss.

If you are looking for a permanent solution to thinning hair, hair transplantation is the proven choice. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and is typically complete in about a day. Results are so natural that no one will be able to differentiate between your restored hair and someone who didn’t have the procedure at all.
To learn more about Bosley hair loss treatments and hair transplantation, schedule a complimentary consultation at one of the 70 available locations throughout the U.S.

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AGE AFFECTS US IN MANY WAYS, AND OUR HAIRLINES ARE NO EXCEPTION

Age affects us in many ways, and our hairlines are no exception. For many men, a receding hairline is a reality. While two thirds of men in their mid-thirties have experienced some degree of hair loss, that number increases to 85% by the time they are 50 years old. However, just because statistics show many men will suffer from a receding hairline doesn’t mean you can’t arm yourself with ways to help.

In fact, there are actions we can take to maintain healthy hair. Our diet, hygiene, and stress levels can all create a positive impact. For example, a poor diet can actually cause a receding hairline, so it is important to have a nutritious diet rich in protein and essential vitamins and minerals.

Equally crucial to what we put in our bodies is how we take care of them on the outside. How we take care of our hair can have a big impact. A normal response to thinning hair is washing it more frequently. However, this has the opposite effect. Additional damage and hair loss can be caused by excessive washing. It is recommended to wash hair once a day with a men’s shampoo to achieve the best outcome.

Another factor we can control is our stress level. Everyone experiences stress, but excessive stress can cause hair to turn grey prematurely, as well as lead to thinning hair and receding hairline. Finding ways to relax and unwind is just as important as eating a healthy diet and maintaining proper hygiene.

Hairstyles and styling products can also change the appearance of hair, making it look thicker and fuller. A good haircut can camouflage thinning areas, and products like like Bosley Hair Thickening Fibers can give volume and keep hair in place.

Non-surgical options are also available to help against a receding hairline. Minoxidil is a topical treatment that is used to stimulate hair growth and reverse hair loss. Minoxidil is part of 5 step systems Bosley Professional Strength for Men and Professional Strength for Women. It is FDA approved and can create the environment needed for thick, healthy hair growth if taken as directed.

Propecia is an oral medication available by prescription only for the treatment of hair loss in men. While it is not a cure for baldness, if taken as directed it can increase hair regrowth and slow down further hair loss.

Hair transplantation offers the only permanent solution to hair loss. The key to great hair restoration is through the artistry of a skilled hair transplant surgeon who can recreate a natural hairline, achieving realistic results. After a short time the new hair will grow in and create a thicker, fuller head of hair that looks and feels natural.

The first step to restoring a receding hairline is to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Bosley counselor. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about hair loss and the available treatments to get your hair back. Consultations are available at 70 locations throughout the U.S.

Bosley Hair Transplant Patient

What is the best hair loss treatment for men?

Before deciding on the best hair loss treatment for men, the cause of hair loss must first be determined.  Hair loss can be temporary or progressive.

Temporary hair loss will often resolve on its own.  Common temporary hair loss causes are stress, reactions to medication, hypothyroidism, or traction alopecia.

Progressive hair loss is permanent unless available treatments are utilized. Treatments include Propecia®, Monixidil, low level laser therapy, and the most permanent solution — hair transplant surgery.  A complete hair restoration plan can include more than one hair loss treatment, such as a hair transplant coupled with supplemental treatments. The best way to determine what hair loss treatment is best suited for you is to receive a free hair loss assessment, discuss your options, and form a treatment plan with your Bosley physician.

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If your doctor determines your hair loss is progressive, there are proven hair loss treatments approved by the FDA.

Hair Transplantation – It’s the only permanent solution to hair loss.

A hair restoration procedure is the best solution for candidates who want to permanently restore their natural hairline, and there are now a variety of restoration types. Candidacy for these procedures must first be determined by a Bosley physician, as well as a recommendation on which procedure best suits the patient. Hair transplants are performed as an outpatient procedures and are typically completed in just one day.  Results are completely natural looking and undetectable.

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) – New technologies that work

LLLT technology works via the principle of photo-biostimulation, a process which delivers laser energy to the hair follicle.  This can result in increased blood flow and circulation within the scalp, resulting in revitalized follicles and a general strengthening of the hair.

The Bosley LaserComb Elite® and Theradome™ Laser Helmet utilize LLLT technology and are available in the Bosley store.

Propecia® is a prescription drug for men only that inhibits the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the primary cause of male-pattern baldness. Propecia® was approved by the FDA in 1997 and is for men in the early stages of hair loss or those who have had permanent hair restoration and are looking to maintain their native (non-transplanted) hair.

The most common treatment for male-pattern hair loss is a topical solution called Minoxidil, which was approved by the FDA in 1988.   Minoxidil has been proven in some cases to slow down or help stop hair loss on the vertex of the head.

Minoxidil is part of 5-step systems Bosley Professional Strength for Men and Bosley Professional Strength for Women, which include Nourishing Shampoo, Volumizing Conditioner, Hair Regrowth Treatment, Dietary Supplement, and a Follicle Energizer.  Minoxidil, 2% solution for women and 5% solution for men, is a topical solution approved by the FDA to help stop hair loss and re-grow hair.  These 5-step hair loss treatments are available in the Bosley Store.

The best hair loss treatment is one that incorporates your hair restoration goals, current level of hair loss and input from your Bosley physician.

The first step to develop the optimal hair restoration treatment plan is to meet with a Bosley counselor.  Consultations are complimentary and available at 70 offices throughout the U.S.

Bosley Hair Transplant Patient Torrance

I just wanted to feel my age when I looked at myself in the mirror

Hair loss at a young age is more common than you might think.  Men can start to lose their hair as young as their late teens and early twenties.

Torrance was losing his hair early and decided to contact Bosley given their experience in hair transplantation.

“When you’re losing your hair at such a young age it’s devastating, and it just starts aging you.  I wasn’t trying to look like Brad Pitt, I wasn’t trying to look like somebody that wasn’t me.  I just wanted to feel my age when I looked at myself in the mirror.  And putting the hat on was an alternative.  Getting a toupe was an alternative.  Shaving your head was an alternative.  But nothing felt natural.

It bothered me enough to do something about it, and so I did.  Bosley was the best choice I could have ever made for myself.  If you look at the photo it’s just night and day compared to where I was and to where I am now.  I’m an incredibly happy man and very thankful.

Ultimately what you’re doing is you’re taking hair from the back of your head and you’re planting it on top of your head.  I mean, in the simplest terms.  And if you’re going to have somebody do that, you’re going to go through that process, you want to make sure it’s done properly.

A friend of mine, I told him, hey I went through Bosley and look how it’s turned out.  And then he opened up and he started telling me, he’s like I had some hair restoration too and he didn’t go to Bosley.  When you looked at the results that I had compared to he, there was no comparison.  His hairline was just jagged and it wasn’t reestablished to the point that it looked realistic, and I think that was what he was most jealous of.  Right then and there I was like man, you should have gone to Bosley.”

Torrance’s priority when researching permanent hair restoration was to have it done properly by an experienced hair transplant surgeon.  This is why he chose Bosley.

Having performed more hair transplant procedures than any other medical group in the world, Bosley is the world’s most experienced hair restoration experts.

Today Torrance has his hair back permanently and it all started with his initial Bosley consultation.  Consultations are complimentary, private, no-obligation and available at 70 offices throughout the U.S.

Receding Hairline Restoration

How to stop your receding hairline – And how it started in the first place!

Your receding hairline can be stopped and restored permanently with the technological advancements and skilled hair transplant surgeons at Bosley.  The results will be indistinguishable from someone who didn’t have procedure, which takes about a day to complete. 

The cause of hairline recession is DHT, which can be slowed or stopped with prescription medication.  Bosley patients are provided with a complete hair loss treatment plan by a Bosley physician that could include more than one hair loss treatment.  Treatment plans are developed based on your personal hair restoration goals.

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There’s no shortage of receding hairline hairstyles out there to help men traverse the slow process of hair loss.  But what most men find over time is that no matter how their thinning hair is styled, it just doesn’t feel or react like it used to, especially in the front.  What men really want is to get their hairline back completely so they can style it any way they want.

Fortunately the technology available today in the hands of an experienced hair transplant surgeon guarantees a completely natural look, one that’s virtually indistinguishable from a person who didn’t have the procedure.

We know it’s possible to restore a receding hairline but how did it start in the first place?

It is generally accepted that the cause of male-pattern hair loss i.e. where hair thins around the temples (receding hairline) and crown of the head, is the hormone DHT.  DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is a derivative of testosterone that causes hair to slowly thin over time to the point of falling out and resulting in male-pattern hair loss.

DHT can be slowed or stopped with Propecia®, a prescription drug for men only.   DHT can help you keep the hair you have around your hairline but it will not bring back hair that is already lost.  Only permanent hair restoration can accomplish this goal.

Given the hairline is of greatest concern to most men because it’s the area seen the most, Bosley physicians consider the following factors closely when developing a hairline restoration plan:

  • Age
  • Facial Structure
  • Existing Hairline
  • Quality of Hair
  • Long-Term Goals

Bosley restored hairlines look so natural because the Micrograft® process is used by an experienced surgeon who performs hair transplantation exclusively.  The Micrograft® process eliminates a defined line and creates a zone of hair that closely mimics the patient’s original hairline.  Fine, delicate hair are blended into the zone resulting in a hairline as soft and feathered as the original.

A Bosley counselor can provide additional insight on hairline recession and available treatments.  Consultations are complimentary, private and available at 70 locations throughout the U.S.