According to the American Hair Loss Association, common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. Whether your hair loss is due to genetics or age, it can be frustrating and many cosmetic companies claim to have a product or solution that prevents further hair loss. But when it comes time to present the evidence, most are unable to back up their solution. According to hair restoration specialists, there are four real ways to slow down or prevent hair loss.
- Propecia, or: Finasteride is a prescription pill that blocks balding hormones to prevent hair loss. During clinical trials, 86% of men reported that the medication stops the progression of hair loss and 65% of the participants experienced a substantial increase in hair growth.
- Rogaine, MInoxidil: A topical application that is used to thicken the hair and delay its shedding. The American Hair Loss Association does not recommend this as the first response for male pattern baldness, but does recognize it as an effective treatment for some user.
- Laser light treatment: Red laser light energy is used to stimulate growth in the hair follicles. This will also reduce inflammation and keep hair healthier over time.
- PRP ( Platelet-rich Plasma) injections: This treatment involves taking a small sample of your blood, which is then enriched with platelets, and re-injected into your scalp. According to Dr. Yates “that goes to the hair follicle to keep it from shedding and stimulates growth”
Hair restoration specialists also advises not to put all your trust in vitamin supplements like biotin and calciferol, because hardly anyone in the United States suffers from enough vitamin deficiency to lose hair. It is also important to understand that there are multiple types of hair loss, and knowing the cause of your hair loss is vital for making a decision. Before deciding on a treatment, we recommend you consult with your primary physician to find out which treatment is right for you.