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When you think of hair loss prevention you may think of medications, sticky foams, or expensive shampoos. National Hair Loss provides customized Hair Recovery Programs, which have been featured in Hollywood Reporter and widely publicized by celebrities including iHeart Radio DJ Johnjay Van Es, to offer men a chance to take control of their hair loss with new cutting-edge treatments and top medical expertise.

Male hair loss is usually attributable to genetics (Androgenetic Alopecia) and more specifically, to the conversion of the male hormone testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone – DHT. At the first signs of hair loss, an estimated 50% of hair has already miniaturized. DHT decreases blood flow to the hair follicle causing hair density to progressively miniaturize, and hair becomes thinner and thinner. Our Hair Recovery Programs are at the forefront for hair loss prevention and hair restoration therapies.

How does DHT contribute to male pattern hair loss? The testosterone hormone is converted into DHT in the testes by the enzyme, 5a-reducatase. Once converted, DHT binds to androgens.

  • Decrease blood flow causing follicle to progressively miniaturize
  • Decrease in hair protein, nutrients, H20 and oxygen
  • Cell division is disrupted and follicle becomes inactive

FIRST SIGNS OF HAIR LOSS

Hair Loss Prevention & Treatment

Medication – Prescription medications are available to help prevent hair loss. Most common are Propecia and Finasteride (generic) which work by blocking the conversion of DHT, essentially stopping the hair loss by 90%- 92% of the cases. Propecia and/or Finesteride can have a less than 5% chance of unwanted side effects including: decrease libido, decrease sperm count, and ED.

Low-level laser therapy (Laser Therapy) – Laser Therapy is the first completely holistic approach in stabilizing the hair loss without any contraindications with using laser.  FDA Cleared in 2015, proven to be safe (no side effects) and effective in stopping genetic alopecia and stimulating regrowth in miniaturized hair.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – One of the newest tools for hair regeneration, PRP works by utilizing the growth factors and protein present within the platelets (one of the components of blood). PRP procedures implement a state-of-the-art centrifuge proven to provide the highest platelet concentrations, harvesting 10x the amount of Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) than the average.  PRP is then released around the hair follicle to help with the regeneration process.

TOP CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS

Hereditary · DHT Sensitivity · Testosterone Replacement · Steroids

Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male pattern baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia) affects nearly half of all American men by the age of 50 and 85 percent of all American men have significantly thinning hair by that age (AmericanHairLoss.org).

As men age, their hairline matures and for some men it is the beginning stages of Male Pattern Baldness. According to the Norwood Scale, a man’s hair loss can progress in 7 different stages the first stages can start as early as 16 years of age.

Another hair loss pattern for men is the likelihood of alopecia, men in their 20’s have a 20% chance of hair loss, men in their 30’s have a 30% chance of hair loss, men in their 40’s have a 40% chance, etc. The earlier you start to see hair loss the most likely you will end up with more significant loss sooner. Prevention is key as soon as you notice a problem.

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