Many men have an affinity with the biblical character, Samson from the Book of Judges. While Samson’s brute strength is in his hair, many men believe that his attractiveness is anchored in his hair and some practice rather strange rituals with the intention of keeping his hair a little longer before succumbing completely to the hair. The inevitability of male pattern baldness.
Some men will be completely bald in their twenties, while others can avoid total baldness throughout their lives. Although it is genetic, many men can become depressed by the loss of their hair and look for solutions because they may feel that baldness does not adapt to their appearance. A man we talked about is very concerned about cutting his hair, saying he wanted people to remember him as if he had beautiful hair when he had it. Wanting to show off the best is typical of human nature and it is cruel to ridicule it as mere vanity. If a person is inspired by a characteristic of their appearance, they should be able to enjoy it.
Why do men lose their hair?
There are several theories about why men (and sometimes women) lose their hair, which could be due to:
Some prescription medications can cause hair loss, such as chemotherapy. Usually, hair growth is restored once the medication is no longer administered.
As you get older, it does not produce as much testosterone as before. This increases the androgens that promote aging in humans as well as baldness.
In some studies, stress has been shown to be related to hair loss.
How can you combat hair loss?
In the past, men wore wigs and stuffed animals, but these methods have become a subject of entertainment on television because they can be a great visual joke for comedians. There is also the ‘comb over’ which is a hairstyle that some men have tried to adopt to hide a bald head. Men could also simply kiss their baldness by shaving their heads. These options are rarely suitable for men who like to have hair! Here are some treatments to consider if you want to decrease hair loss.
Topical chemicals rarely work. There is such a wide variety of preparations on the market that it is impossible to know what really works and if you simply waste your money. If you want to try topical treatments before other methods, buy a product that is personally recommended by someone you trust.
Hair transplant surgery
Performed under local anesthesia, this treatment involves a surgeon who cuts a small portion of hair follicles and places it on the scalp where the patient wants to have more hair. This process can be completed very quickly or it may take longer, depending on the amount of hair you want to graft. This is called follicular unit extraction surgery (FUE).
The hair is implanted in the natural growth direction to look natural and relatively painless, although patients may feel a sensation of tension in the scalp. It is normal and there is nothing to worry about. After the procedure, patients are advised to sleep the first two nights on their feet and return to work the next day.
Low level laser therapy (LLLT)
This technique can be used alone or with FUE surgery. The treatment is carried out with low level lasers or “cold” lasers. Normally, most people associate lasers with cutting and burning, but LLLT promotes hair growth by stimulating the follicles.
The principles behind laser treatment for hair loss are the same as those that underlie the healing of normal tissue. By stimulating the supply of blood to the scalp with the appropriate wavelength of light, laser hair restoration therapy promotes cellular activity and allows more nutrients in the blood to reach the hair follicles, thus improving hair growth. However, patients are advised to wait about 6 months after the FUE before beginning a low intensity laser treatment so that their doctor can evaluate the true benefits of their treatment.