Change can be uncomfortable, even scary. Most of us like things the way they have always been. In a world where things are constantly changing, sometimes it can feel like we have little control. In the physical sense, we all experience the effects of aging. But for many men, thinning hair is a significant change, and doesn’t wait for old-age to start. To the contrary, two thirds of American men experience some degree of hair loss by age 35. Loss of hair significantly alters one’s appearance, and most are not ready to embrace this change.
Take Back Control of Your Hair
If you’re one of these men who refuses to succumb to a receding hairline, rest assured you can take back control of your hair. To start, look for simple ways to give yourself the appearance of fuller hair. The right haircut and hairstyle can make a big difference. Adding texture and sporting a “messy” hairdo will hide trouble spots and give the illusion of volume. Furthermore, trade out any hair products that weigh your hair down, and keep your hair clean with high quality products. Letting hair air-dry or warm blow-dry will also help protect the hair, as opposed to towel drying.
Sometimes these actions aren’t enough, so then it’s time to consider utilizing the myriad hair loss treatments available. It is important to see a doctor to best understand your particular situation and best potential treatment plan. Non-invasive options include Minoxidil, Propecia, and laser energy therapy.
Minoxidil is proven to slow and even stop hair loss in addition to promoting hair regrowth, and is applied topically to the scalp. This FDA approved ingredient is used in the Professional Strength for Men system available exclusively at Bosley. Their 5-step system includes a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo that works to recondition hair and rejuvenate the scalp, and cleanses and removes toxins like DHT. You follow with a volumizing conditioner, and then the hair regrowth treatment is applied twice daily. A dietary supplement is also included to promote stronger, healthier hair from the inside out, as well as a follicle energizer for thinning and low density areas.
Men with early stages of hair loss may turn to Propecia to help battle thinning hair. Propecia is an FDA-approved oral medication, and is even recommended for use after a hair transplantation procedure to help with maintaining the surrounding hair. This treatment option has been approved for use by men only.
Low Level Laser Hair Therapy is another non-surgical solution available which utilizes a device containing low-level lasers for the treatment of hair loss. Laser energy is delivered to the hair follicle which can increase blood flow and circulation, thereby revitalizing follicles and promoting hair strength. Bosley offers two products available for purchase which both provide the luxury and convenience of in-home use. The Bosley LaserComb Elite is a handheld device that is easy to operate. While it is often recommended for early stages of hair loss, it is also shown to optimize results after a hair restoration procedure to maintain existing hair. The Thermadome Laser Helmet also uses laser therapy and is an FDA cleared over-the-counter option that is intended for home-use with the added benefit of being hands-free.
Permanent Solutions to Hair Loss
Those suffering advanced hair loss or anyone who is looking for a permanent solution to their thinning hair, then surgical hair transplantation is the way to go. Not only will you get significantly noticeable results, but with Bosley hair restoration you will also have a natural looking hairline with hair that looks and feels just like your own hair. It is the permanent solution to restoring and regrowing your lost hair and hairline.
To learn more about your hair loss treatment options, speak with a Bosley professional for a complimentary consultation.