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.
Find the Cause of Your Hair Loss
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.
Solutions for Hair Loss
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.