Male Pattern Baldness Treatment – Hair Transplant Surgery
About Male Pattern Baldness – Hair Transplant Surgery
Male pattern baldness is a common hair loss condition amongst men, affecting around 50% of men over the age of 50. Male pattern baldness (also called Androgenetic Alopecia) typically begins at the hairline or crown / back of the head, causing the hair to thin or go bald completely. The condition can cause mild hair loss to severe baldness. Although it is a common condition, it can be quite distressing for many men when experience hair loss. Hair loss can cause a lower self-esteem and even depression. Read more below about the causes of male pattern baldness and hair loss treatments for this condition.
Causes of male pattern baldness
Male pattern baldness is caused by a combination of genes and male hormones . Cells in the skin on the scalp convert the male hormones. This hormone is what causes the hair follicle to shrink and the hair to thin, until hair loss and baldness occurs. Although there are no other risks associated with male pattern hair loss, it can be distressing for individuals, especially when occurring at a young age. There are however a number of treatments available, including a permanent solution to male pattern baldness and hair loss, namely a hair transplant surgery.
Hair Transplant surgery to treat male pattern baldness
Luckily, with continuous advancements in the medical world, there is a permanent solution for the condition of male pattern baldness – hair transplant surgery. Hair transplants have helped many individuals to cure their hair loss conditions, providing them with a permanent solution. Although a hair transplant is a surgical procedure, it is minimally invasive, with a quick recovery period.
Dr. André Nel is a leading hair restoration specialist, performing many successful hair transplant surgeries at Hair, Skin & Wellness Clinic in Dublin, Ireland. If you suffer from male pattern baldness and searching for a permanent solution, contact Dr. André Nel at Therapie Clinic today for more information and to book a consultation.
Suitable candidates for a hair transplant procedure
Firstly, the pattern of the individual’s hair loss will need to be determined, because even though the hair loss won’t continue in areas where the hair has been newly transplanted, the pattern of the hair loss can continue in other areas. A good candidate needs to have a sufficient supply of donor hair, which will be transplanted to the recipient area. It is also advised not to have a hair transplant surgery at a young age, candidates should at least be over 25 years old.
If you would like to find out if you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant surgery to cure your male pattern baldness, make an appointment with Dr. André Nel at Therapie Clinic in Ireland today.