Hair loss can be a distressing occurrence that greatly affects a person’s self-confidence and overall image. A thick, lustrous mane of hair is a symbol of youth, beauty and vitality, so seeing those precious strands falling to the floor often induces a sense of panic. Although there is no cure for male-pattern baldness, there are a number of ways to slow down the rate of hair loss and keep your hair looking thick and glossy for as long as possible.
Find The Cause Of Your Hair Loss : Most men resign themselves to the fact that there is nothing they can do to prevent their hair loss as it is controlled by genetics. However, there are a number of health conditions that can cause hair loss such as vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and thyroid problems. Once you notice your hair beginning to thin, make an appointment with a dermatologist to determine the cause of your hair loss.
Try A Preventative Shampoo : Male-pattern baldness is caused by sensitivity to a hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a byproduct of testosterone. There are hundreds of shampoos available that claim to reduce hair loss, but the only ones that have been proven to work are those containing ketoconazole. Regular use of ketoconazole reduces the production of testosterone and lowers the amount of DHT in the body.
Watch Your Diet : Changing your diet can sometimes help to slow the rate of hair loss. Food that is high in sugar such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate trigger the release of testosterone. Reducing the amount of fried foods you consume can lead to less oil gland activity and a reduced amount of DHT in the body.
Research Hair Loss Treatments : If your hair loss is beginning to affect your self-confidence, then it may be worthwhile looking into treatment for hair loss in men. Hair transplants have come a long way since the unsightly hair plugs of the past. NeoGraft is a new method of hair transplantation that harvests individual hair follicles to create a natural look with virtually no scarring or pain. Patients are also able to wear their hair in shorter styles as the procedure does not produce the ‘dolls hair’ effect commonly seen with plugs.
For more information on the latest hair loss treatments visit our main website or visit our Zionsville, IN, clinic to learn how you could restore your hair to its former glory. Our skilled dermatologists are on hand to guide you through the latest procedures and help you make an informed decision on the best course of treatment for you.