Hair loss in men is normal, affecting around 1 in 3 by the age of 30. It’s usually a genetic condition which means baldness has been the fate of most men up until recently. But with advances in medical research, male pattern baldness can these days be prevented if it is addressed in the early to mid-stages, and it is entirely possible for men to even re-grow lost hair with the right treatment.
Early Signs of Baldness
A receding hairline is often a noticeable mark of hair loss, but some degree of thinning at the temple region is normal as men age. It may even start to recede in the teenager years, but a maturing hairline is not always an early sign of baldness. The Norwood Scale is the most recognised measure of the progression of male pattern baldness. If you’re hairline is at Class 2, you’re at the normal stage. But it could be an indication that more hair loss is in store if your maturing hairline progresses to a Class 3. This is when most specialists recommend that you seek advice if hair loss is a concern of yours.
Other signs and symptoms of hair loss include thinning hair on top of the scalp and the gradual appearance of a bald spot, a developing widow’s peak, or diffuse-spread hair loss over the entire scalp. If there’s a family history of male or female pattern baldness, it is likely to increase your chance of developing the condition.
There are treatments, however, that can prevent and even reverse the balding process when it starts to become apparent.
If you notice any of the early signs and symptoms listed above, the first step toward preventing further hair loss and possible baldness is to seek professional diagnosis and recommendations from a medically-trained hair loss specialist.
There are only two products that have been licenced by the MHRA and FDA-Approved for the prevention and treatment of hair loss – Propecia and minoxidil. Combined at the correct dosage, and with various hair growth boosters to suit the individual case of hair loss, a treatment programme based around these products will prevent baldness and regrow varying degrees of hair in the great majority of cases.
Male pattern baldness is by far the most common condition that The Belgravia Centre deals with and each treatment programme is developed for the individual, taking into consideration their stage of hair loss, lifestyle, medical and family history factors. View hundreds of hair loss success stories to see the kind of results that are so frequently experienced.
For more information, or to arrange a free consultation with a Belgravia specialist, call on 020 7730 6666. Alternatively, you could fill in an online diagnostic form to receive a remote analysis from anywhere in the world and still gain access to medical advice and treatment if you so need it.