Hair loss is a gradual thing. In fact, most people do not notice that they are losing their hair because they may lose around 100 hairs from their head every day. That’s 100 hairs out of 100,000. There are many types of hair loss. For example, pattern baldness is something that is inherited or genetic. It is the result of the body’s failure to create new hairs. Pattern baldness is usually a permanent thing, and it can affect both men and women. It is estimated that 25 percent of men will start to lose their hair by the time they are 30, and two-thirds of men either have a receding hairline or are completely bald by the time they reach age 60.
Women can also suffer from pattern hair loss as a result of genetics. This may only get worse after menopause, when male hormones tend to increase in women. While male pattern baldness usually results in the horseshoe shape, female pattern baldness is usually a thinning throughout the scalp with the front hairline remaining intact.
Of course, pattern baldness is just one of the many reasons why you may be losing your hair. The treatment used to correct hair loss will vary depending on the extent of your hair loss and how well your body responds to a particular medication. Prescription medications like Propecia have shown promising results in treating male pattern baldness.
Propecia is one of the best prescription medications for hair loss out there. This medication is designed to prevent your body from converting testosterone into DHT. DHT is the hormone that is primarily responsible for pattern hair loss. Most patients start to see noticeable hair growth after consistently using this medication for about three months or so.
While many men have recently opted to shave off all of their hair in response to going bald, this is not the perfect solution for everyone. Some men desire a full head of hair. Thankfully, there are prescription medications and other treatments available that have shown some level of effectiveness in stopping or even reversing certain forms of hair loss.
The team at Hair Restoration of the Palm Beaches wants to help you counteract the effects of hair loss. During a consultation at our office in Wellington or Boynton Beach, you can learn more about Propecia and other prescription medications for hair loss. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!