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Male Baldness Pattern

Male Baldness Pattern Treatment in Jacksonville, FL

Common questions asked by patients: How can I recover my baldness? What is the male baldness pattern? What is the best cure for male-pattern baldness?
We serve patients from Jacksonville FL, Riverside FL, Lakeshore FL, Paxon FL, Arlington FL, and Crystal Springs FL. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online.

Do you have thinning hair, a receding hairline, or blading? Male pattern baldness is a condition in which a man’s hair falls out due to genetics and male hormones. It causes hair follicles to shrink over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair, eventually leading to the follicle stopping the production of new hair. Hans Crevecoeur APRN is involved in establishing an overall treatment plan to address male-pattern baldness. Services at REVAMP Wellness Center for Men, determines the best course of action and tailoring treatments to the individual. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online.

 

Male Baldness Pattern Treatment in Jacksonville, FL
Male Baldness Pattern Treatment in Jacksonville, FL

Table of Contents:

How can I recover my baldness?
What is the male baldness pattern?
What is the best cure for male-pattern baldness?

How can I recover my baldness?


There are effective treatments available for some types of hair loss. There may be a way to reverse hair loss, or at least slow it down. Alopecia areata, for example, may regrow hair without treatment within a year in some cases. Medications and surgery are used to treat hair loss.

In the event that your hair loss is caused by an underlying disease, that disease will need to be treated. Your doctor may advise you to stop taking a certain medication for a few months if it causes hair loss. Baldness caused by genetics can be treated with medications.

Hair loss on the top of the head is the most common type of permanent hair loss. It is possible to make the most of the hair you have left by having a hair transplant, or restoration surgery.

Hereditary hair loss can be treated with a low-level laser device approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It has been shown to improve hair density in a few small studies.

What is the male baldness pattern?


A man can begin to experience male pattern baldness in his teens, but it is more likely to occur in his adult years as he ages. A lot depends on genetics. There is a higher risk of male pattern baldness in men who have close relatives with the condition. When they have maternal relatives, this is especially true.

Alopecia androgenica, also known as male pattern baldness, is the most common type of hair loss in men. Male pattern baldness affects more than 50 percent of all men over the age of 50, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

It is possible for male pattern baldness to be caused by genetics, or by having a family history of the condition. A male sex hormone called androgen has been linked to male pattern baldness. Androgens play a number of roles, including regulating hair growth.

There is a growth cycle for each hair on your head. In male pattern baldness, this growth cycle weakens and the hair follicle shrinks, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Each hair’s growth cycle ends eventually, and no new hair grows.

There are usually no side effects associated with inherited male pattern baldness. Some baldness can be caused by other factors including cancer, medications, thyroid disorders, and anabolic steroids. Taking new medications or experiencing hair loss along with other health problems may warrant a visit to your doctor.

It is possible that you have male pattern baldness if you lose your hair at the temples or on top of your head. It is possible for some men to get a single bald spot. In some cases, the hairline recedes to form an “M” shape. Some men will see their hairline recede until it is completely or mostly gone.

What is the best cure for male-pattern baldness?


Managing health conditions is often best accomplished through prevention. Occasionally, hair loss can be prevented – or at least slowed down. Depending on the underlying cause, this may or may not be the case.

Male-pattern baldness cannot be cured, but some medications can slow its progression. Minoxidil is an FDA-approved scalp treatment you can purchase over-the-counter. Some men report that it slows the rate of hair loss and helps them grow new hair. After stopping using it, you will lose hair again. Other over the counter medications may help with male pattern baldness, coming in the form of foams and ointments.

A dermatologist may prescribe drugs, ointments, creams, and shampoos to treat hair loss. We serve patients from Jacksonville FL, Paxon FL, Arlington FL, Riverside FL, Lakeshore FL, and Crystal Springs FL.