Best Hair Thinning Prevention Tips and Treatments for Men
It is a common misperception that men do not start seeing balding until they reach their late 30s – early forties, but in fact, baldness can occur much earlier than this for many men, and one of the first precursors to baldness is hair thinning. Fortunately, due to how common balding in men is, there are many treatment options available for everyone to try.
One of the most affordable options to treat hair thinning is scalp massage. This can easily be done on yourself or to a friend or loved one. To begin, use the pads of your fingers to gently massage in small circles around different areas on the scalp. This promotes blood circulation which will aid in the blood flow to the hair follicles. To enhance the massage experience, you may also use castor oil to soften the scalp and moisturize the hair. Avoid using fingernails when massaging as they may scratch the scalp.
Essential and Natural Oils
Essential and natural oils such as lavender and rosemary or coconut, and avocado can help relieve dry scalp symptoms and promote hair growth. When using new oil, it is important to test it out before applying it to the scalp or hair. To check for an allergy or negative reaction to a new oil try doing a patch test by putting a small drop on your skin and waiting 24 hours to ensure there are no adverse reactions.
Targeted Topical Haircare Products
Anti-thinning and hair growth products such as shampoo, conditioners, sprays, oils, creams, and masks may help with reducing hair thinning and even aid in heightened rates of hair regrowth due to the types of ingredients used including rice water proteins and oils. These shampoos contain nutrients and vitamins that nurture the hair follicles to promote scalp health and encourage hair production.
A vitamin deficiency including lack of B12 can lead to complications such as hair thinning or hair loss, in this case, it can be helpful to add vitamins into your routine, whether that is naturally through food such as vegetables or with vitamin supplements. Vitamins can improve overall health including skin, hair, and nail health. Some recommended vitamins for hair thinning include biotin, B12, folic acid, and iron. Please consult with your doctor before taking anything new.
When hair thinning is becoming a greater concern, some men try out hair medications that are both oral or topical to try and treat the problem. These include medications such as Finasteride and Minoxidil. Minoxidil is a topical hair loss solution that is known to promote hair growth in thinning areas, it comes in both a 2% and 5% variant. Finasteride (Propecia) is a medication that is delivered orally to aid in the reduction of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that is known to cause hair thinning.
There are a variety of procedures available out there for men who want to treat their hair loss or thinning. Here at CADMEN Clinic, we offer a couple of different treatments for hair growth including PRP and Mesotherapy, as detailed below.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a non-surgical procedure that uses plasma from your blood to boost hair growth in the areas most affected by hair thinning or early hair loss. PRP is very affordable and effective for those who have just experienced early hair thinning because there are still hair follicles in the scalp. PRP is one of the most effective options because it injects plasma and growth factors directly into the scalp. It is recommended that hair transplant recipients receive PRP treatments to aid in the effectiveness of the hair transplant as PRP makes hair that has been grafted better and stronger. If you would like to learn more about PRP Hair Loss Treatment at CADMEN Clinic you can click HERE.
Another popular hair loss treatment for men is Mesotherapy, which is like PRP and is an inexpensive non-surgical injectable procedure that uses vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and co-enzymes to combat problematic hair thinning. A nurse will inject a vitamin boost for your scalp into the affected areas to nurture the scalp and stimulate hair follicle growth. It is suggested for Mesotherapy to be incorporated alongside PRP treatments to see the best results. If you are interested in learning more about Mesotherapy Hair Loss Treatment at CADMEN Clinic you can click HERE.
Laser therapy is a treatment that some people use to try and treat hair loss by using low-power lasers to stimulate the scalp and encourage circulation causing the hair follicles to produce hair. The lasers radiate protons into the scalp that become absorbed by the cells of the scalp to promote hair growth. Laser therapy has pros and cons as it is non-invasive and painless, but it is expensive and it is debatable how effective it really is.
The last resort reserved for people dealing with severe hair loss and a lack of hair follicles is a procedure done known as a hair transplant. Hair transplants involve grafting of the scalp and can be painful to have performed, often with downtimes of 2-5 days. The price can range anywhere from 3,500 to 17,500 CAD and the procedure can take up to 8 hours to complete. Additionally, it will take at least a year, most likely more, before you can begin to see the final results. People who have already received this procedure can benefit from PRP treatments to support the speed and regrowth of the new hair.
If you want to learn more about the solutions for men’s hair loss and hair thinning at CADMEN Clinic you can give us a call at 416.843.0723, send us an email at [email protected], or book a free virtual consultation with us by CLICKING HERE.