MALE HAIR LOSS CONDITIONS AND ALOPECIA TREATMENTS
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Hair loss can be psychological devastating for both men and women. For men, male pattern hair loss accounts for 95% of all hair loss conditions. About 2/3 of all men will experience noticeable hair loss by the time they 35. By the time they are 50, about 85% of men will have significant hair loss. Men can start losing their hair in their teens and 20s as well. About 20% of men experience hair loss in their 20s.
TYPES OF MALE HAIR LOSS
- Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenic Alopecia)
- Alopecia Areata
- Alopecia Totalis
- Alopecia Universalis
- Cicatricial Alopecia (scarring alopecia)
- Telogen Effluvium
- Trichotillomania (Hair-pulling disorder)
The average scalp contains approximately 100,000 hairs. On a typical day, men can lose around 50 to 100 hairs. But if more hairs are shed each day, thinning hair becomes more and more noticeable. Fortunately, there are treatments available for most male hair loss problems. Some hair loss conditions are only temporary, and the hairs will normally grow back on its own once the issue has been resolved. Other hair loss conditions, such as male pattern baldness, require treatment to maintain and stimulate hair growth.
MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Male pattern hair loss, also known as MPHL, male pattern baldness, or male pattern alopecia (MPA), is a type of androgenetic alopecia that affects both men and women, though it is much more prevalent in men. Male pattern hair loss is believed to be due to a combination of genetics and the male hormone dihydrotestosterone. Genetic Hair Loss is initiated by the action of androgens (mainly dihydrotestosterone/DHT) upon the genetically predisposed hair follicle.
Male pattern hair loss pattern looks like a horseshoe, with the frontal hairline receding into the back of the scalp. For most men, the side and back of the hairs remain intact.
Hair miniaturization is a term associated with androgenetic hair loss. There is a reduction in size of the affected hair follicles, which results in a reduction in the diameter of the hairs that they produce. Over time, as these hair follicles miniaturize, so do the hairs that come out of them, until there are few visible hairs left. It is not known exactly what substance “miniaturize” the hair follicles; however, it is theorized that DHT sensitivity triggers a collagen build-up around the hair follicle, miniaturizing it.
Genetic hair loss is polygenic, which means that many genes are involved in causing the condition. They can be inherited from either from the father’s or mother’s side of the family, or from both equally. The more close family members that have androgenetic hair loss, the higher the percentage there is for a person to also get the condition.
A person is more likely to inherit similar hair loss conditions to the family member whose hair characteristics he most resembles in terms of colour, type of hair (coarseness or fine) and distribution of hair (thick or thin). For more information Click Here
With alopecia areata, bald patches of your scalp are visible where the hairs have fallen out. The size of the hair loss usually looks like small coin size, round patches, but in more severe causes, it can affect the whole scalp and body. It is an auto-immune disorder that can affect both men and women at any age.
Hair loss that causes total hair loss to the scalp is called alopecia totalis. Total hair loss to your whole body is called alopecia universalis. The most common form of alopecia areata treatment is the use of corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory drugs that can suppress the immune system. These are commonly administered through local injections, topical ointment application, or orally. For more information Click Here
Alopecia totalis is characterized by a loss of hair to the entire scalp. It is an advanced form of Alopecia Areata which is the more common of the two. Alopecia totalis affects about one in two thousand people, making it a rare skin disease. It is a non-scarring alopecia without the complete destruction of the hair follicle. Hair regrowth can be expected as the hair follicles are not destroyed like scarring alopecia (cicatricial alopecia). For more information Click Here
Alopecia universalis is the advanced form of alopecia areata, a condition that leads to round patches of hair loss.
Alopecia universalis is an autoimmune condition that causes complete hair loss throughout the scalp and body.
Patient with alopecia universalis usually start off with alopecia areata patchy with coin sized bald patches to the scalp. However, as the condition worsens, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis occurs.
Alopecia universalis is a rare skin disease. Statistics show that only 1 in 4000 people get this disease. It is estimated of the number of people with alopecia areata who eventually develop alopecia totalis or unversalis or range from 7% to 25%. For more information Click Here
CICATRICAL ALOPECIA (SCARRING ALOPECIA)
Cicatricial alopecia, also known as scarring hair loss, is a hair loss condition caused by a group of rare disorders that destroy the hair follicles and replacing it with scar tissue, resulting in permanent hair loss.
Hair loss due to Cicatricial Alopecia in not rare and is seen in about 7% of adult men and women. It is rarely seen in children.
It is characterized by inflammation, progressive hair loss and eventual formation of scar tissue. The scarring is not seen on the scalp but underneath the skin in the hair follicles. Along with the hair follicles the sebaceous glands are also affected. In the areas affected, the skin is bald, smooth, and shiny, and pores are absent because of complete loss of hair follicles.
Cicatricial alopecia is unpredictable. It can occur gradually over time or can come suddenly. It usually starts with a small bald spot which eventually spreads over the scalp. It is often accompanied by pain and itching but not always. For more information Click Here
Telogen effluvium is a temporary hair loss condition that can affect both men and women. Telogen effluvium looks very similar to female pattern hair loss in that they both have hair thinning throughout the scalp area. Your hair grows in cycles. When your body goes through something traumatic, it can change the growth cycles of the hair. About 90% of your hairs are in the anagen phase (growth phase) or transitional phase (catagen), but any trauma to your body could cause it all to shift to the resting phase (telogen). For more information Click Here
Trichotillomania is a hair pulling disorder that causes hair loss mainly in younger girls, although males can have this condition as well. Hair pulling can occur in any region of the body, but the primary affected area is the scalp. Trichotillomania may be difficult to assess as many people with this disorder deny that they are doing it. The urge to pull hair is a mental disorder and the best treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy. Once the behavior stops, the hair should grow back. (hairlossclinic.ca has a device that can help to change the persons hair pulling behavior, please contact us for more information about trichotillomania). For more information Click Here
RECOMMENDED TREATMENTS FOR MALE PATTERN BALDNESS – AAPE® STEM CELL THERAPY
AAPE® is a stem cell technology that promote hair follicles regeneration and prompt restoration. AAPE® is mixture of refined growth factors extracted from human adipose-derived stem cells conditioned media and induces proliferation of dermal papilla cells of human hair follicles to to increase total hair count and make hair regrow twice faster. AAPE® has:
- US FDA, CFDA Approval
- PCPC US registration
- 15 International SCI journals
- 28 Patents registration worldwide
The use of AAPE®, “fat” or adipose-derived stem cells conditioned media has been used successfully in the treatment of female hair loss. The non-invasive treatment is described in the following journal article, including a new study and scientific analysis of hair growth measurements as well as photos of the results, as published in the International Journal of Dermatology. This advanced stem cell-derived protein extract called AAPE can now be applied in a clinical setting without discomfort or downtime as a lunch-hour session at the Toronto and Richmond Hill Trichology Centre | Hair Loss Clinic. For more information Click Here
PHARMA HERMETIC HAIR RECOVERY PROGRAM® FOR MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Pharma Hermetic Hair Recovery Program® works at revitalizing the hair bulb and obtaining a greater thickness and strength. It helps strengthen the anchorage of the root, and rebalance the scalp.
In addition, the Hair Recovery Program® SP55, enhance the growth of new hair and activates dormant follicles thanks to its effective active ingredients. Providing all the necessary nutrients to repair the weakened and brittle hair. After the treatment, the hair becomes thicker and more voluminous.
We rely on ingredients suitable to penetrate the scalp and stop hair loss.
- Thicker hair.
- More density.
- No side effect.
- Topical application.
- Lasting results.
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PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a popular treatment for androgenetic alopecia. PRP hair treatment uses your own blood. It is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma. With high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells, PRP hair treatment helps promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. While there is no consensus on the exact success rate of PRP hair treatment, it sits between 70-90% for the average patient. It works better in younger patients in the beginning stages of androgenetic alopecia. Click HERE for more info about PRP Hair Treatment.
NOURKRIN® MAN, FOR HAIR LOSS FOR MEN
If you’re worried about certain hair loss medications that contain ingredients that may cause some side affects such as Minoxidil, we offer a hair loss treatment called Nourkrin®. Nourkrin® contains natural ingredients and has been clinically proven to help thinning hair.
The key active ingredients are marine-based extracts of proteins and polysaccharides that have been combined with silica, vitamin C, and horsetail extract. Developed by scientists in Finland, Nourkrin® has been the subject of many double blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies, the latest of which showed that 77% of all participants reported a positive effect during a six-month treatment period and their hair count increased by an average of 35.7%. Nourkrin® Woman with the unique Marilex® helps support, normalize and maintain the Hair Growth Cycle by carefully providing the correct nutrients to the hair follicles.
Nourkrin® is the only product worldwide containing Marilex® (which has a unique and protected composition structure), and consumers should therefore beware of imitation products that claim to deliver similar effects with so-called ‘marine proteins’ or ‘marine extracts’ – as these are not the original, scientifically tested Marilex®. Today, the award-winning Nourkrin® Woman is appreciated by women around the world. Nourkrin® Woman is completely safe and 100% drug-free. You can get the Nourkrin® Woman hair loss treatment at the Toronto and Richmond Hill Trichology Centre | Hair Loss Clinic. For more information Click Here
BRITISH SCIENCE FORMULATIONS® THE WORLD’S FIRST COMPLETE HAIR GROWTH SYSTEM
A COMPLETE PROTOCOL FOR ALL HAIR LOSS SUFFERERS
“Having dedicated my life to hair loss treatment and research, I developed British Science Formulations to provide my patients with a complete protocol for treating hair loss and promoting healthy hair growth. And while I originally developed the 3-Step System for use within my trichology clinics, I want to provide all hair loss sufferers with the tools that I have been using effectively in my clinics for many years.” David Kingsley. Founder
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THERADOME® LASER HAIR THERAPY
The Theradome® brings you the world’s most advanced laser hair growth treatment to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Unlike Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) devices, our laser light targets the stem cells at the base of hair follicles. This allows the formation of a new photonic pathway that can restore hair to a healthy state. Theradome® one-of-a-kind laser hair helmet was engineered based on four crucial scientific criteria, which together provide the most powerful and efficacious laser hair growth treatment available.
Only lasers produce coherent light, meaning their light waves are aligned and traveling in synchronicity. Laser light is needed to penetrate the scalp at a depth of 3 – 5 mm and reach the base of a hair follicle. No other light source (i.e. – LEDs) can achieve this. By treating the base of hair follicles, our proprietary cold laser hair growth treatment ensures the mitochondria of hair cells is stimulated. The mitochondria then produces cell energy that is harnessed by hair follicles. You can purchase the Theradome® hair loss laser therapy device at the Toronto and Richmond Hill Trichology Centre | Hair Loss Clinic. For more information Click Here
If you suffer from male pattern baldness or a scarring alopecia (no hair growth in the bald areas), there is another option called SMP® scalp micropigmentation. It is a technique in which pigment is deposited into the dermal layer of the skin on the scalp replicating the look of hair follicles. When viewed from close, the pigment dots appear like real hair follicles.
Even from just one foot away, even close family members cannot tell where your real hair ends and where the SMP begins. Scalp hairs range from around 67 micrometers to 120 micrometers. (67 Um with Asian descent, 77 Um in Caucasian, and 120 Um from African descent).
Our SMP dots place in the dermis are between 90 to 150 micrometers in diameter. This may seem larger than real human hair, but when view from a few inches to a few feet away, the size is indistinguishable from real hair follicles. For more information Click Here
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FIND A TRICHOLOGIST IN TORONTO GTA
With the numerous available treatments for hair loss our Trichologist can recommend the best treatment that can help with your condition. At the Trichology Centre, we have helped patients with all types of hair loss conditions, advising them the best treatments available and helping them regain their confidence and self-esteem. Early assessment and treatment from the onset of hair loss is important and can help prevent the condition to worsen.
We have two clinics in the Toronto GTA,
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600 Sherbourne St #609, Toronto
9140 Leslie St, Richmond Hill.
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