Worried about shedding too much hair? If you are losing up to 100 strands a day, it’s completely normal. However, if the number exceeds 100, trouble has already begun.
Trust me, being bald is no fun; it’s hair-raising. If you are also losing a vital part of your facial beauty strand by strand, it’s time to act and act fast. So that you don’t get to hear things like ‘you’re so bald when you wear a turtle neck, you look like roll-on deodorant’ or ‘I’ll rub your head to see into the future.’
If you are going bald, your life is going to be a nightmare, seriously. Do something about it. Otherwise…
The seriousness of the situation
According to research, 2 out of 3 men suffer from male pattern baldness when they are around 35. 85% of men are affected by it when they reach 50. You start experiencing hair loss at the temples, right above both corners of the forehead, which forms the shape of an “M”. hair thinning is also seen at the crown and, over time, may result in partial or complete baldness.
The thoughts of getting bald at an early age may result in sleepless nights and dent your confidence big time. Looking like Mickey Mouse is not amusing at all.
Don’t hit the panic button yet! There are multiple hair loss treatments considered effective for men who shed like dogs.
While searching on Google, reading a men’s magazine or talking to a hair loss expert, you will get to read or hear words like wondrous treatment, magic potion, miracle cure and so on. All these exaggerated terms are used to convince you that hair loss can be stopped, and you can grow your hair back.
Surrounded by such terms and promises, sometimes we feel lost and find it difficult to know what actually works and a false claim.
Do any of the injections or treatments on the market really make a difference?
Let’s make things clear for you. No one can cast a magical spell to cure your pattern baldness. If anyone claims to do it, they are making a false promise.
However, multiple hair loss treatments are considered safe and effective for men losing hair at a young age. The best thing about these hair loss treatments is that they are approved by the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS).
Let’s tell you more about these treatments.
What is Minoxidil?
It is a topical treatment that is extremely effective for hair regrowth treatment. This is the only over the counter treatment approved by NHS and considered best if you have hair loss along the top of your head and crown.
It is available in a liquid solution or foam to be applied directly on the head.
Women can also use Minoxidil as it is considered useful for female pattern loss.
Does it work as promised?
Yes, it is very effective. For ideal results, apply Minoxidil twice a day, every day. You will see noticeable results after continuous application of 4-6 months. If you stop using Minoxidil, new hair will fall out, and you will experience hair fall again.
Is Minoxidil backed by research?
Absolutely yes, many pieces of research have shown the efficacy of Minoxidil for stopping hair loss in men.
A 120-week study published by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology showed considerable improvement in hair loss condition of 4 groups involving 9 men.
Simply saying, Minoxidil is a clinically proven method for men to grow their hair back by up to 35%.
Are there any side effects of it?
Minoxidil is considered quite safe, but because every person’s skin type is different, it can cause allergic reactions in rare cases. Some other conditions that it can cause are breathing difficulty and dizziness.
If you experience any condition after applying Minoxidil, contact your doctor immediately.
What is it?
Finasteride, unlike Minoxidil, is a prescription pill primarily used to counter full head hair loss. It is also effective for receding hairlines.
Women should not use Finasteride.
How does it work?
As it is available in a pill, it is taken orally and not more than once a day. To achieve faster results, many people use more than the prescribed quantity and end up damaging their health and hospitalised. You don’t need to be silly. Be patient!
You will notice a clear improvement in hair loss after using Finasteride continuously for 4-6 months. Another important thing to notice is that it works only if you use it consistently. If you stop taking it, the positive impact will reverse within a year resulting in excessive hair loss again.
Is Finasteride backed by research?
A study published by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology demonstrated the effectiveness of Finasteride for men at an optimal dose of 1 mg every day. This clinical study showed that the use of Finasteride in men stopped hair loss or increased hair volume to up to 90%.
Are there any side effects of it?
Finasteride is quite safe, but like Minoxidil, there are a few rare side effects. These can be allergic reactions, dizziness and difficulty breathing. If any side effect bothers you, contact your doctor at the earliest.
Other methods for stopping hair loss
The NHS approved the above-mentioned hair loss treatments as the most effective and safe methods of stopping hair loss. They are also known as non-surgical treatments as they don’t involve incisions, stitches and pain etc.
Although there are many other ways of getting hair back, all of them are not safe and can be extremely expensive. Plus, they are not as effective as non-surgical methods.
- Steroid Injections
- Laser treatment for hair loss
- Scalp reduction surgery
- Artificial hair transplant
- Hair Transplant
The last treatment mentioned in the list, Hair Transplant treatment, is the most famous of all the surgical methods all around the world.
What is Hair Transplant?
A cosmetic procedure is based on harvesting follicles from the back of the head or any part of the body and transplanting them to the bald region or having thin hair. Surgical hair transplant, also known as grafting, is painful, expensive, and risks scarring and infection.
Are hair implants a good option, and can they ever look natural?
Going for a surgical hair transplant is a big decision, and anyone who doesn’t like to go under the knife should not go for it. It also involves a long recovery time.
Other side effects of hair implants are:
- A tight and swollen scalp
- Temporary scabbing at the area where hairs are transplanted
- A single large scar or numerous tiny ones
Some serious risks associated with it are:
- Allergic reaction caused by the anaesthetic
According to the NHS, it also comes with a risk that the transplant doesn’t occur and the hair falls out, causing a visible scar. Moreover, being a cosmetic option, hair transplant surgery can go horribly wrong in not producing results as you expected.
The hair coming out after this procedure is completely natural and healthy.
Use of caffeine shampoo for hair?
Caffeine shampoo… Sounds interesting. Let’s not go into the long discussion of the positives and negatives of caffeine and take a serious look at how the cosmetic use of caffeine shampoo can benefit your hair.
A caffeine shampoo supposedly stimulates hair growth in men with the help of caffeine extracts. The first study regarding caffeine’s effectiveness on hair was conducted in 2007, after which Caffeine shampoo emerged.
In this study, the researchers found the effectivity of caffeine in stimulating hair follicles and their regrowth in a laboratory dish. Then they came up with a shampoo with the aim that it would do the same with human hair and scalp.
Does caffeine shampoo work?
There is no scientific study to back this claim. Yes, caffeine stimulated hair growth in a laboratory dish, but we don’t have any evidence showing that it can repeat the same effect on the human scalp.
Studies are being conducted, but they don’t show enough proof of its efficacy for human hair. No one is sure about them. This is the reason why most doctors in the UK recommend safe and scientifically backed treatments like Minoxidil, Finasteride and PRP hair regrowth.
Should balding men just resign to the fact that they are losing hair?
Not at all. With scientific advancement reaching new heights, baldness can be cured, and you can have a thick mane of hair on your head. If you think hair transplant and a couple of non-surgical treatments involving Minoxidil and Finasteride are expensive, opt for a wonderful treatment famous by the name of Plasma Hair Regrowth.
Plasma Hair Regrowth
Also known as PRP hair regrowth, this exciting hair growth technique is your best bet if you want to regain thick and lustrous hair back. This process involves the usage of your own plasma, rich in platelets, to be injected into your scalp. This is why it is known to be a safe, effective, and natural way to grow hair back.
How does PRP Hair Regrowth work?
Expert dermatologists start by carefully analysing the person’s scalp to determine the real cause of hair loss. This checkup is necessary to prevent any issues that may cause trouble in the times to come.
We use tiny needles at an acute angle to make sure you don’t feel any pain. Then we take out blood from any part of your body and extract plasma rich in platelets. It is followed by injecting the blood containing growth hormones into your scalp.
We also use a topical anaesthetic on your scalp to make sure you don’t feel any discomfort.
Does it work?
Yes, the growth factors in your blood cells stimulate natural hair growth, giving you thick and healthy hair. PRP treatment comes with no side effects. Substantial medical literature published on PRP has confirmed the safety and efficacy of this treatment for men getting their hair back.
According to research, Plasma Hair Regrowth gives fantastic results for men suffering from pattern baldness.
Is there any downtime?
The best thing about PRP Hair Regrowth treatment is that it doesn’t come with any downtime. You can continue with your normal routine once done with this treatment. However, you need to stop excessive exercise, take hot showers or visit saunas for at least 48 hours post-treatment.
We at Expert Centre are famous for providing personalised treatments. Our expertise and vast experience, when combined with our meticulous treatments and state-of-the-art clinics, makes us the best plasma hair regrowth centre in the UK.
Schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable dermatologists to know more about your hair fall condition and how you can overcome it.