Male Hair Loss Miami
Hair is often perceived as a masculine trait in men. Sometimes men who don’t have enough of this trait are subject to mockery and emotional pressure. As boys grow in adulthood this trait is often seen as a normal or essential part or criteria for defining who they are. Both young and older men may be suffering in silence without knowing there is a cure for their condition.
Male hair loss Miami is treatable with the help of professionals in this field and the emerging latest hair transplant techniques that make this procedure easier and more effective than ever before.
Don’t look any further than the FUE technique with NeoGraft at Jolie Plastic Surgery. This is the best method for male hair loss Miami. You will have healthy hair growing in only a few months.
What causes hair loss in men?
The exact cause of hair loss is not known but it’s generally associated with factors such as:
- Family history: This is one of the most common hair loss causes. It doesn’t happen all at once but in patterns such as bald spots and receding hairline in men. Heredity will also affect the degree of baldness, hair loss rate, and the age when you start losing your hair. Pattern baldness, for example, will start as early as puverty and it’s very common in men.
- Hormonal imbalance: This may cause temporary hair loss. Thyroid problems can also affect hormone levels, which lead to hair loss.
- Medications: Some drugs used for cancer, heart problems, birth control, high blood pressure, and arthritis can provoke hair loss. Taking too much vitamin A may also cause men to lose their hair.
- Medical conditions: Conditions such as scalp infections, patchy hair loss, hair-pulling disorder, and some skin disorders may cause male hair loss as well.
- Other causes: Hair loss can also result from a trigger event of intense physical or emotional shock, some hairstyles and hair treatments, and radiation therapy.
Male pattern baldness: Norwood Scale
In order to treat hair loss it’s important to understand how far it has progressed. The Norwood Scale is a way to measure the extend of male pattern baldness and find a way to treat it. This is a generally accepted standard when studying hair loss. Men naturally lose hair in patterns. One of the most common ones is receding at the temples and on top of the head. These two types of losses can also occur simultaneously. The further you go in this scale the less options you would have for treatment and there comes a point at levels 5 and higher when the use of medications and non-surgical treatments simply won’t work. The most practical solution at this point will probably be hair transplant or laser therapy.
Hair loss solutions for men
Men spend billions of dollars each year on hair loss treatments. Many of them search a treatment based on the things they promise and not on the actual results. If you google these products you will find out how many of them don’t seem to work and there is little or no evidence about how effective they could be.
Hair loss products for men
There are only a few FDA treatmets available for hair loss in men. Some conditioners, shampoos, and vitamins sometimes claim they help hair grow yet there is no certain evidence for this. Although these products are harmless they may be potentially useless. In order to slow down men hair loss there are a few potentially effective options or medications available:
- Minoxidil (Rogaine): This is an over the counter topical medication that doesn’t require prescription and it can be used in both men and women. This treatment, however, needs to be applied once or twice daily and it tends to work less in the front of the head. Also, you always have to apply on the area where you want hair to grow otherwise you may have unwanted hair growing in other areas.
- Finasteride (Propecia): This is a costly only used on men with androgenic hair loss. It’s said to help lessen hair loss through blocking how hormones act on the scalp. This medication may thicken hair to some extent on some patients but the main purpose it’s to prevent some types of hair loss.
- Topical medications: Although these are not currently FDA approved they are undergoing testing and currently being used on eyelash enhancement. The name of one of these medications is bimatoprost (Latisse). Further studies are needed to evaluate its effectiveness.
Laser hair therapy
This is a non-surgical way to restore thinning follicles. Hair professionals are still a little skeptical about the idea yet this method has become quite popular. There is now more acceptance and awareness of such treatments. This is a non-medical and non-evasive treatment used throughout the U.S. and worldwide to treat hair loss. Patients who are in the early stages of hair loss tend to have better results. Although more clinical trials need to be performed some patients seem to be experiencing some positive changes already. The most advance Laser hair therapy machines don’t leave a burning sensation like traditional lasers but instead use a device that contains panels of lasers that shine on the scalp. There is no pain or discomfort so patients can even read a magazine while undergoing this treatment. It’s said that laser therapy stimulates the production of energy at the cellular level, which helps improve cell function. It’s also believed that it might increase blood flow to the treated area. Some European studies showed that laser therapy stopped hair loss in 85% of the cases and stimulated hair growth 55% of them.
Choosing among the latest hair transplant techniques
The latest hair transplant techniques are all linked to Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This method, whether manual or automated, can yield great results. There are great machines called Neograft and ARTAS used to perform such technique. Manual punches are operated entirely by hand and contain nonmoving parts but you can make adjustments for depth. This also avoids the problem with the heating motorized punches have. Motorized punches use mechanical and electrical assistance, which allows the device to spin much faster, and it’ll also helps harvest more grafts in less time. However, issues like overheating and not being able to feel when the punched dulled can happen.
At Jolie Plastic Surgery we use FUE with NeoGraft to treat men's hair loss, a technique and device that have yielded great results over the last years.