Male Balding and What to do About it
The actual term for male balding is androgenetic alopecia.
This condition is a disorder cased by an imbalance of the hormone DHT or
dihydrotestosterone. This condition, though misnamed in earlier years male
balding actually affects both males and females globally at a rate of 50%
after the age of 50 years.
What can be done about male balding?
There are some very good options for anyone suffering from
male balding in this modern age of cosmetic surgery and medical marvels.
Cosmetic procedures targeting male balding have become very sophisticated
and refined in the past decade.
Surgeons dealing largely with male balding
frequently use a combination of techniques to bring the sufferer of male
balding a return to a natural and full head of hair. A procedure known
as scalp reduction actually removes a portion of the scalp that is bald
and pulls other portions of more densely haired scalp up into that position.
This works very well for bald spots at the crown of the head. Hair transplants
are now performed by highly skilled plastic surgeons involving the use
of very small donor patches which are then dissected into yet smaller grafts
using a microscope and then implanted one or two follicles at a time. Much
study has been done and surgeons can now create very natural hair lines
using these smaller grafts.
There are also some very effective medications
used for male balding. These pharmaceuticals are often used to halt the
loss of hair and to re-grow hair. A treatment involving the topical use
of minoxidil and/or an oral dose of finasteride is very good for stopping
and even reversing some hair loss due to male balding. People who have
had cosmetic surgery for male balding often follow up the procedure with
the use of either minoxidil or finasteride to prevent the loss of the transplanted
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