For men with androgenetic alopecia, stumbling on the ultimate frontal hair loss treatment is like stumbling on a gold mine. Just a little backgrounder, androgenetic alopecia occurs when testosterone and the enzyme 5 Alpha Reductase produce dihydrotesterone, which wreaks havoc to the hair follicles.
Hair damage in androgenetic alopecia is not drastic but occurs over the course of several years. Sometimes, one may not even feel that he is already starting to lose more hair than before until his hairline has already receded and much of the hair is already gone.
When you happen to have this type of alopecia, you would probably waste no time in looking for frontal hair loss treatment options. There are several treatments for frontal hair loss that you can explore.
You might want to begin with one that is less invasive, and that would be the topical application of Minoxidil. Minoxidil 5% has been found to be effective when applied on the scalp twice daily and especially if the problem is not very severe yet. But Minoxidil has to be taken for the rest of your life because stopping it will spark hair loss anew. Even then it is one drawback that perhaps you would not mind so much.
Also a non-invasive approach to frontal hair loss in men is Finasteride, an oral medication that appears to halt the progression of hair loss and increase hair count. Many are swearing by Finasteride, but like Minoxidil, Finasteride has to be taken consistently to in order to witness some degree of effectiveness.
If you are able to detect hair loss when it is still in the early stages, these medications, along with the right diet, might be able to work very well. On the other hand if androgenetic alopecia is at the point where frontal hair loss is extensive and not very responsive to Minoxidil or Finasteride or both, the only recourse might be to undergo a hair transplant.
A hair transplant is a means of getting hair to grow in the area of the scalp where there is a significant loss of hair. What the doctor does here is to transplant hair from the area of the scalp where hair is still growing to the balding areas. While the process can be painful it is at the very least 99% guaranteed to work and to give you a more natural look. Moreover, hair transplantation is going to cost you less over time since it already eliminates the need for hair loss medications and topical solutions.
Notwithstanding, it is important that you take very good care of your hair. And how are you going to do that? Well there are several ways you can protect your hair from damage (or further damage, that is), such as avoiding frequently washing your hair with chemically-formulated shampoos and conditioners and avoiding drying and styling your hair with hair dryers, gels and creams.
Massaging your scalp is also a good idea as it improves the circulation to the scalp, and when there’s sufficient oxygenated blood on the area, the hair cells are nourished with the essential nutrients.