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Combat male hair loss with these innovative procedures

Male hair loss, although common, can be alarming and is an undesirable feature many of us would like to prevent. Also known as male pattern baldness or alopecia, it is a common condition when excessive hair loss occurs in a concentrated area of the body or head. According to the experts at Harvard University, up to 40 percent of men will experience an obvious thinning or loss of hair as early as in their 20s and 30s due to genetics, side effects from medications and even as an unfortunate result of prior hair treatments. Fortunately, modern technology offers solutions to deter early onset balding and even prevent hair loss altogether. If you’re seeking to combat male balding, the following treatments are worthy of further examination.

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Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a topical medication that slows down the process of hair loss and stimulates your follicles to grow new hair. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that this treatment is effective with minimal side effects. Visible results typically take between four months to one year. Unfortunately, the effects are not permanent, and continual application is necessary to continue its efficacy.  

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Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is a permanent alternative for hair re-growth. The process involves transplanting hair from active hair follicles around the scalp and into other areas where hair is thinning or balding, and takes about six to eight hours. However, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), multiple follow-up treatments are often necessary for effective results. This treatment offers a permanent solution that embodies a natural look, though it carries some risk of scarring and infection. The surgery is also not suited for everybody. For instance, men whose hair loss is caused by medication or have already reached a late stage of widespread thinning and baldness won’t see much benefit from this procedure. To get a better understanding of the stages of hair loss and solutions to hair growth treatments to deter hair loss and restore hair growth, book a consultation with trained medical professionals such as Hair Transplant HK. 

Dr Bertram Hair Transplant: HK$15,000 and up

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Low-level laser therapy

Unlike hair transplants, low-level laser therapy is a non-invasive and painless hair loss treatment that utilises low-level light energy to stimulate hair follicles without causing any scarring. A study published in the National Library of Medicine found that laser hair treatments could provide up to a 39-percent increase in hair growth within 16 weeks. Each treatment takes about an hour, with roughly four to eight sessions needed to yield results. Locally, Central-based Esthe Clinic helps clients combats hair loss by stimulating hair growth using micro-needling and organic silicon products specially developed to strengthen hair fibres and slow hair loss and stimulate regrowth process. Alternatively, DNA Hair Laboratory offers award-winning treatments with the latest UV technology from Japan to target different kinds of hair loss problems such as thinning hair and alopecia.  

DNA Hair Labratory hair loss treatment: HK$1,450Up per session (price includes consultation and deep cleanse treatment)

Esthe Clinic hair grwoth treatment: HK$2,888 per 10 sessions (price includes scalp test)

 

 

2020-12-07T18:15:28+00:00 December 07, 2020|Beauty, Grooming|