Hair Thinning Treatments for Men

In the UK, male-pattern baldness affects around 6.5 million men. It is the most common type of hair loss. Often it begins with a slight thinning of the hair, and is followed by further hair loss, which then makes a greater area of the scalp visible. (This type of hair loss also affects women.)

Most men (by the time they are 60) will have some degree of hair loss; although for some, hair loss can be begin early when they are in their late teens.


What can I expect at my IPSA hair-loss consultation?

At your IPSA hair-loss consultation, your IPSA practitioner will discuss your hair loss with you, the treatment options for hair loss that are available to you, and (depending on whether you are male or female) decide on the most suitable option with you. Your IPSA physician is always professional in his/her approach, and involves you fully during your consultation. Your IPSA practitioner will always take your privacy seriously, and the conducive atmosphere, combined with same-day appointments, with slots to suit you, are all part of our client-centred approach.


Men’s health: Losing hair/bald patches

Some men do not find that losing their hair is an issue, while others experience considerable emotional distress through a loss of self-esteem, and this can lead to depression in some cases.

Male-pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is often an inherited condition and it is caused by oversensitive hair follicles. The male hormone (testosterone) produces DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which acts to shrink the hair follicles, and eventually, they stop functioning.


What are the hair-thinning treatments for men?

Although treatments can delay the hair-loss process, there is still no cure for the condition. There are hair-thickening treatments available. Two of the most effective ones for male-pattern baldness are finasteride and minoxidil (Rogaine).

At your IPSA hair-loss consultation, your IPSA practitioner may offer a treatment that includes a regimen of a topical solution combined with oral medication, or he/she may recommend the best over-the-counter treatment serums for hair loss as well as a range of vitamins directed purely at hair loss.
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