Different types of male hair loss

Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss for men. The hair is miniaturised by the effect that the hormone dihydro-testosterone (DHT) has on the follicle.

Baldness in men occurs when the follicle shrinks over time due to testosterone, the male sex hormone, being converted into DHT by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase.

Symptoms:

  • The hairline gradually recedes to form an “M” shape.
  • The existing hair may become finer and shorter.
  • The hair at the crown also begins to thin.
  • Eventually the top of the hairline meets the thinned crown, leaving a horseshoe pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

There are 7 stages to MPB known as the Norwood Chart:

Solutions for male hair loss

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

Scalp Micropigmentation is a non-invasive treatment that uses micro-needles to deposit pigment into the scalp. The result creates the appearance of hair follicles that help thicken and restore the look of fuller hair.

When completed by a skilled practitioner, SMP can restore receded hairlines, thicken remaining hair, camouflage scalp scarring and create the look of close-cropped hair

Scalp Micropigmentation is providing a real alternative to conventional treatments for hair loss giving men and women immediate results with no invasive surgery, scarring or down time.

Follicular hair transplantation (FUT)

With today’s state-of-the-art techniques, hair transplants now mimic hair growth patterns and natural hairlines, making them virtually undetectable.

Hair Transplantation is a permanent solution to male hair loss. The transplanted hair is not affected by DHT, meaning it will not fall out once it has been transplanted.

Under local anaesthesia, a strip of donor tissue is taken from the back of the head. The follicular units are then prepared for transplant, and the recipient sites for the donor hair will be prepared for transplant. Once transplanted, the hair will grow just as your own hair from the harvested area.