Male pattern baldness is one of the most common cosmetic issues experienced by men of all ages. Though this condition, also known as androgenetic alopecia, does not threaten your physical health, it does put a strain on your confidence and self-image. By understanding the science behind male pattern baldness, you can take control of the problem and seek the treatment most capable of delivering lasting results.
What Exactly Is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern baldness occurs due to both genetics and fluctuating hormones. It begins when the hairline slowly recedes and the hair on the crown of the head starts thinning. Over time, the hairline usually forms an “M” shape in the front and a horseshoe pattern around the sides of the head. The signs of male pattern baldness are fairly obvious, which means you might find yourself feeling increasingly self-conscious in social situations.
Why Does Your Hair Start Thinning and Falling Out?
The male sex hormones called androgens hold most of the blame for male pattern baldness, since they are responsible for regulating hair growth. When androgen hormones fluctuate or stop doing their job, the growth cycle of each hair becomes weaker. Over time, the hair follicle itself shrinks. This forces the hairs that do grow to look shorter and finer. As male pattern baldness advances, the hair growth cycle stops altogether and no more hairs appear in the affected areas.
What is the Best Treatment For Male Pattern Baldness?
Stop trying to treat your male pattern baldness with inefficient creams and medications. Cutting-edge technology now makes it possible to use a robotic hair transplant system to permanently regrow hair all along your scalp. It’s called the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration system, and its secret is the ability to precisely transplant healthy donor hairs into the areas of the scalp where hair follicles have stopped producing hair. The robotic nature of the procedure eliminates human error and maximizes transplant efficiency. In fact, ARTAS delivers permanent, visibly thicker hair within just six months of surgery.
If you are a man struggling with male pattern baldness, you no longer need to accept thinning hair as a way of life. Contact Dr. Landon at Landon Plastic Surgery, (813) 337-6803, to learn more about the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration system. By this time next year, you could have a full head of hair!
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