Propecia virkning. Hair Loss Hits the Young
Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2006
Stereotypes of bald men usually focus on the middle-aged man (and beyond). What many people do not know is that hair loss can actually start as early as the late teens. Many young men in their twenties can show significant hair loss and clear signs of genetic male pattern baldness. At this age, hair loss can be devastating for ones self esteem. Society is not as accepting of baldness in the young as in middle age. In fact, it is more accepting of total baldness (when one elects to have a shaved head) than an eroding hairline. With so much emphasis on the youth culture, it is no wonder that young men with thinning hair who feel that they appear older feel cheated and self-conscious.
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the first hair sign likely to occur is thinning in the temporal area of the frontal hairline, above the eyebrows on either side of the widows peak. This can result in the appearance of a high forehead. The young man may also begin to notice excess shedding when he combs, brushes, showers or shampoos his hair.
The ISHRS further explains that loss of hair before age 21 can be very disturbing for a young man, often leaving him feeling less attractive socially and hindered in the job market. He can be an easy target for expensive but bogus miracle cures advertised on TV or the Internet.
The American Academy of Dermatology statistics show that male pattern baldness affects nearly 50 million men in the United States. About 20 per cent of Caucasian men begin to experience this condition by age 20.
There is, however, effective medical help for hair loss for younger men (and men at any age). It is best to first consult your doctor to determine if there are any medical causes of the hair from immune system disorders, prescription drug reactions, skin diseases, nutritional deficiencies, hair damaging products, etc. These conditions require an alternative mode of treatment than genetic male-pattern baldness (androgen-dependent alopecia).
Treatment Options for Male Pattern Baldness:
Minoxidil: This topical medication can slow down or help halt hair loss in some cases, and help regrow hair on the vertex of the head in some cases. To remain effective, it must be used on a daily basis.
Categorised as: hårtab behandling
Peter Hansen M.D. er fra København, Danmark. Han er bestyrelsen certificeret i familiemedicin og ser alle fraKøbenhavn.