Early baldness treatment and its causes


 Early baldness treatment and its causes

The problem of premature baldness is one of the problems that men suffer from more than women, as there are treatments that may help reduce it.

The problem of premature baldness (Alopecia) can affect both the scalp, or the entire body, and this effect may be temporary or sometimes permanent, and in most cases, this problem is caused by a genetic cause, hormonal changes, or some conditions medical, or it could be a natural part of aging.

The balding early is more common in men, and one of the main reasons leading to the occurrence, especially genetic factor with the progress of the individual age.

Many individuals may not resort to treating this problem and leave it without any treatment, but others resort to using make-up to fill in the blanks, hats, scarves, or applying some hairstyles to hide baldness, and some individuals may use some types of treatments necessary to reduce From hair loss or to restore its growth.

Causes of early baldness

The genetic cause is the primary cause of the problem of baldness, that is, because of the genes that an individual inherits from his parents, and scientists believe that genes may affect the sensitivity of hair follicles to the hormone known as (DHT), which leads to their shrinkage, and other reasons that cause In baldness and hair loss the following:

  • Suffering from some diseases such as; Anemia, or problems with the thyroid gland.
  • Exposure to radiation treatments or chemotherapy.
  • Use of some types of medication such as; Blood thinners, high doses of vitamin A, and some types of anabolic steroids to build muscle.
  • There are problems in the individual's diet, no access to a small percentage of iron, or a lot of vitamin A.
  • Stress and anxiety, as well as scalp infections, may cause premature baldness

Early baldness treatment

Treatment methods for early baldness vary, and the most important methods used most often to treat it are:

1- pharmacological treatments

The use of some types of medicines that do not require a prescription. It is worth noting that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of two types of medicines to treat early male pattern baldness in particular, namely:

  • Minoxidil: It is an over-the-counter medication in the form of a foam or liquid, and is placed on the scalp twice a day, in order tor, and also prevents its loss.
  • Finasteride: It can be taken daily, but it must be available with a prescription from a specialist.

2. Hair Transplant

One of the most common hairs tranhairsnt operations; Follicular unit transplantation and Follicular unit extraction:

  • Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT):  This process is done by removing some of the skin from the back of the scalp, from the place where the hair is abundant, and then removing hair follicles from this strip of skin, and finally the follicles are re-inserted in a part of the scalp. The scalp where the individual suffers from baldness and hair loss.
  • Follicle Extraction Unit (FUE): In this transplant, hair follicles are removed directly from the scalp and transplanted into the parts or areas where the individual suffers from baldness, and it must be noted that the hair transplant process is a surgical operation, so it may sometimes be painful, and expensive as well.

3. Laser treatment

Many people believe that early laser baldness treatment reduces inflammation in the follicles that prevents them from growing, and some studies have shown that Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is safe and effective when used in the treatment of baldness and hair loss in men.

4. Lifestyle change

Among the most important lifestyle changes that an individual must make in order to baldness, which he may suffer from, are the following: 

  • Stay away from smoking.
  • Scalp massage.
  • Eat a balanced diet.
  • Do some checks from time to time.
  • Reducing stress and tension.