Hair loss is a common problem among men and women, but it is more prominent in men. 1 in 4 men experience hair loss caused by male pattern baldness even before they turn 30. The overall percentage of men suffering from male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is higher than women. Although the hair loss problem in men is widespread, it doesn’t mean that there are no available treatments. Several treatments are available for treating hair loss in men. So, at least one men hair loss treatment in Dubai is bound to suit everyone.
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In this article, we have shared some hair loss treatments for men that have proven effective.
Best Hair Loss Treatments for Men
Androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness is extremely common among men. However, it can be prevented and controlled with the help of some hair loss treatments.
Below mentioned are some practical and efficient treatments for treating hair loss in men.
- Finasteride (Propecia)
- Minoxidil (Rogaine)
- Hair Loss Shampoo
- Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): Helmets/Hats
- Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): LaserComb
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
- Hair Transplant
Let’s discuss each treatment in detail.
Finasteride is one of the most recommended treatments for male hair loss. However, it wasn’t prepared initially to treat hair loss. Originally, Finasteride was produced for treating benign prostate hyperplasia. But now FDA has approved it for treating hair loss in men.
It is available in two forms, i.e., oral tablets and topical creams. So, patients can choose the one they prefer. Both types have shown similar results.
Although a commonly used medication, it has several side effects. Some common side effects of Finasteride include:
- labored breathing (dyspnea)
- allergy-like nasal symptoms (rhinitis)
- skin rash
- loss of libido or erectile dysfunction (only about 3% of patients may experience it)
Minoxidil is another common men hair loss treatment in Dubai. Like Finasteride, Minoxidil was also not introduced as a hair loss treating medicine. Initially, Minoxidil was used to treat high blood pressure. However, when patients reported a reduction in hair loss and hair growth promotion, it was approved for treating hair loss.
Minoxidil is more effective and safer than Finasteride as it doesn’t have side effects like decreased libido or erectile dysfunction. Moreover, when combined with Finasteride, the efficacy of Minoxidil increases.
Although it is available in less expensive and generic brands, they cause more side effects like redness and itchiness. However, the aerosols use a milder formula causing less irritation than the hydroalcoholic formula using propylene glycol.
Hair Loss Shampoo
Hair loss shampoos are also used as a complementary hair loss treatment for men. It means they cannot provide significant results on their own. Instead, they need to be combined with another treatment, like Minoxidil or Finasteride, for noticeable results. In simpler words, they cannot cure hair loss; they can only prevent it. So, hair loss shampoos are perfect only for those at risk of pattern baldness.
Those at medium to advanced stages of hair loss require a more potent treatment than a shampoo. But they can combine the treatment with the shampoo for magnifying the results.
Hair loss shampoos can help eliminate the side effects caused by other treatments, such as itchiness, dandruff, and redness.
Moreover, if someone has undergone a hair transplant, they can also benefit from hair loss shampoos. They help the transplanted follicles flourish.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): Helmets/Hats
Low-level laser therapy or LLLT has proved to be beneficial for hair regrowth in men. It is the latest men hair loss treatment in Dubai. It stimulates the dormant hair follicles and promotes hair regrowth.
LLLT helmets or hats can be used with other hair loss treatments like Minoxidil. However, it must not be combined with any treatment that uses vitamin A, like retinol.
While wearing an LLLT helmet/hat doesn’t cause any discomfort or pain, it can be time-consuming. Moreover, it is an expensive treatment given the fact that it may not be effective at all. However, some brands offer a complete money-back guarantee if you are non-responsive to the therapy.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): LaserComb
Low-level laser therapy or LLLT doesn’t only come in the form of one device. Besides helmets and hats, LLLT is also available in the form of combs. A LaserComb shows the same results as the helmets, but it is cheaper. Moreover, it is easier to carry around compared to helmets and hats.
Like other LLLT therapies, LaserComb is also non-invasive and painless. It has no side effects and can be combined with Minoxidil or Finasteride.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is a medical men hair loss treatment in Dubai. In this treatment, the doctor extracts a patient’s blood and refines it. He/she separates the platelet-rich plasma and uses it in injections.
This treatment is safe as the plasma is extracted from the patient’s blood. Moreover, it is only minimally invasive with no downtime. It is also labeled as a lunch hour treatment as it only takes an hour to complete. However, as it requires local anesthesia, patients may have to wait until the effect wears off before resuming routine activities.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Scalp Micropigmentation is not a medical treatment rather a cosmetic procedure. In simple words, it is like tattooing for the scalp and preferred by men going completely bald. It is also used by those with not enough healthy hair grafts for a hair transplant.
This treatment doesn’t have any downtime, but it involves a high risk of infection like any inking procedure. However, the results of this treatment are long-lasting.
For anyone at an advanced stage of hair loss, a hair transplant is a perfect option. Although it is an expensive men hair loss treatment, the results are worth the cost.
Different techniques are available for different hair loss situations. The two most popular treatments include:
- Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
The hair transplant surgeon determines a suitable technique for every patient according to several aspects.
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for an effective men hair loss treatment in Dubai, consider our clinic. Our board-certified hair transplant surgeons are experts in their field. They provide free online as well as in-house consultation. Patients can get their queries answered by scheduling an appointment at Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic today.