Introduction to Male Hair Loss
Male Hair loss occurs in most men after the age of 50. While hair loss in men can be detrimental to one’s confidence it can be treatable with topicals, low level light therapy, and hair transplant procedures.
Causes of Hair Male Loss
The most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as “male pattern” or “common” baldness. It is called common baldness because roughly half of all adults will lose hair at some point in their life. A key gene (The Bald Gene) could stem from your father or your maternal grandfather.
Understanding your genetics are key to understanding treatment plan. Dr. Shah and Dr. Sameea are experts in hair and hair growth. During your consultation our doctors will assess the best plan to treat male hair loss.
The Norwood Scale
The Norwood classification, published in 1975 by Dr. O’tar Norwood. The Norwood scale helps you diagnose how far your hair loss has progressed. In order to be properly treated for hair loss in men, it is important to know which number you are.
The number on the Norwood Scale moves up according to how much hair and where the hair is balding/receding.
Treatment for Male Hair Loss
Male hair loss can be effectively treated in three different ways: Surgical, Topicals, and injectables. Before assessing which way is right for you it is important to consult with a doctor.
Surgical Hair Restoration for Hair Loss in Men
Surgical hair restoration is the best and most effective way to treat hair loss in men. Surgical hair restoration has been around for a long time, but only recently has it been perfected by artificial intelligence and the advancement of technology. Dr. Shah and Dr. Sameea have over a combined 30 years of experience with hair restoration and redesign. They have chosen ARTAS Robotics because of the accuracy, length of procedure, and the recovery time it offers patients. The ARTAS Robot is a state-of-the-art hair transplant robot that allows patients to receive the best outcome for the desired look. Dr. Shah is an ARTAS patient himself and fully trusts the process and technology of the robotic hair transplant procedure.
PRP and Exosomes for Hair Loss in Men
Protein Rich Plasma (PRP) has been shown to decrease the hair sleep time and stimulate growth (anagen).
Exosomes are becoming an extremely hot topic in the area of regenerative medicine and in particular for hair. Exosomes are released by cells when they fuse together. They contain a variety of material including RNA to other proteins and help influence cell behavior.
Topical Treatment for Hair Loss in Men
There are many topical treatments for hair loss in men! The most common ingredient is Minoxidil. Minoxidil Solution is used to stimulate hair growth in the treatment of male pattern baldness. It is not used for baldness at the receding hairline in men or the front of the scalp. Other topical treatments include Formula 82m.
Dr. Shah’s Hair Restoration Journey
Many hair clinics in Chicago claim to have the best advice, technology, and hair physicians available. At Aesthetic Scalp our doctors know exactly how to assess and treat our patients, because they are patients as well! Dr. Shah, a robotic hair restoration patient himself, tells his own story of hair loss and hair restoration. He is an expert at evaluating hair loss in men and women. Dr. Shah is a silver ARTAS hair restoration badge winner, and has been featured on Chicago’s very own WGN and the Chicago Tribune. Click here to learn more about Dr. Shah’s hair restoration journey!