Types and Stages of Male Baldness

Canadian Health&Care Mall presents you the following methods of baldness in males:

  • Androgenetic alopecia;
  • Diffuse alopecia;
  • Alopecia areata;
  • Cicatricial alopecia;
  • Alopecia totalis.

Alopecia Types

Androgenetic Alopecia

This type of hair loss accounts for 95% of the total male population. This is exactly the type of baldness that affects hormones and genes performance. Localization falls in parietal and frontal areas. The process of hair loss begins with hair thinning, then they become short, like fluff, and after a while disappear completely.

Diffuse alopecia

In this case, baldness is influenced by some external factors – from stress and taking antibiotics and ending with irradiation. It is believed that complete diffuse alopecia does not happen and always to some extent androgenetic alopecia is mixed with it. With telogen form, follicles fall into a stage of sleep, but with anagenic form, it is almost impossible to restore hair, as follicles die in severe chemical poisoning. Women are more likely than men to suffer from this type of baldness, but if you still undergo this type of baldness, remember that with the telogen form you have a chance to restore hair growth.

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Alopecia Areata

This type of baldness, which has recently been a very rare variant of hair loss, is now becoming more and more frequent. On the head, face or another hairy part of the body, foci may appear, wherein a short time all the hair falls out. At the end of some time, hair grows completely in place of arisen locus and alopecia areata can not appear anymore. But in most cases, locus can overgrow hair (partially or completely) in one place and appear in another, as if “moving” from place to place. The most difficult cases of focal alopecia are when loci do not overgrow, but new ones appear.

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The causes of hair loss in alopecia areata are not fully understood. It is believed that in this case, hair loss is autoimmune body disorder.

Cicatricial Alopecia

Cicatricial alopecia occurs in 1-2% of cases, it is irreversible damage to hair follicles and formation of connective (scar tissue). The cause may be infections of various etiologies (bacterial, viral or fungal) that cause inflammatory reactions around follicles, resulting in the formation of connective tissue in this zone. With adequate and timely infection treatment, hair can be preserved.

A common cause of cicatricial alopecia are:

  • physical trauma;
  • thermal and chemical burns;
  • injuries.

Alopecia Totalis

It is an extreme stage of alopecia areata, which causes hair loss on the entire surface of the scalp. A variety of alopecia totalis is a universal alopecia or a complete loss of hair throughout the body. It affects both adults and children. As a rule, it begins with a sharp abundant hair loss, which is 2-3 months can lead to complete baldness.

Can I Stop Baldness and how to Do it?

Of course, if you just experienced stress and lost a little hair, then it’s quite possible to restore their active growth. But today we are talking about a more serious problem of male – pattern baldness, in which hair is becoming thinner and, in the end, disappear. Unfortunately, this process is irreversible, and no vitamins, burdock oil and masks can stop it. However, fortunately, there is still a solution to baldness problem.

Baldness Treatment in Males

In baldness treatment in males, perhaps, there are three main ways to distinguish:

  1. Drug treatment. It is conducted by course, results are visible after 6-10 months. The course is selected individually. Injections, masks, massages, drugs, laser therapy are used. Drug treatment is aimed only at maintaining and strengthening existing native hair and hair follicles. However, after the end of treatment, hair loss can resume. If minoxidil-containing preparations were used during treatment, then hair can begin to fall out right after treatment is canceled. If you use other drugs, then strengthened native hair can last 1.5-3 years, without additional intervention. You may also use Propecia from Canadian Health&Care Mall. Please note that if hair does not grow from 6 months or more in places of hair loss (places of complete hair loss or thinning), then any treatment in these zones will not bring any results because, in these places, hair follicles have already died.
  2. Hair surgery. This is one of the most effective procedures, in which hair is transplanted from non-alopecia areas (donor zone) into hair loss area. Hair transplantation is performed by operating and non-surgical methods. The consequences and results after transplantation can differ very much. When choosing this or that method of hair transplantation, pay attention to consequences of such intervention for your health (after some methods scars on head always remain, a headache can persist for 6 months to 3 years, etc.). And also ask degree of hair density that you get after transplanted hair grows.
  3. Hair transplantation without surgery using HFE technology. This is the most modern procedure for hair transplantation, which makes it possible to achieve natural density without surgery and with minimal trauma to the skin. With this method, microneedles of 0.5-0.8 mm are used instead of cutting tools and robotic devices, which means there are no incisions, no scarring, no pain and no face swelling. Hair survival rate is up to 90-98%, wound healing occurs in 3-5 days.The HFE method is the most progressive method of hair transplantation.
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Here are main three methods of alopecia (male-pattern baldness) treatment. Of course, you should consult a doctor to know what method should be better used but if drug therapy is required you are welcome to buy medications via our service.