Male hair loss is more common than people think. Get to know the facts about the condition that impacts over 50 million men worldwide1 and how you can get help by finding a solution that’s right for you.
If baldness, patchy or thinning hair, or a receding hairline are a concern for you, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), two-thirds of men in America will experience some degree of significant hair loss by the age of 35, and around 85% of men will experience thinning hair by age 50.2 In fact, more than half of all male consumers around the world consider their looks to be important or very important3, and hair is likely a big part of the way they see themselves. This is why effective hair loss solutions for men are so important. While hair loss in men can be caused by hormonal changes, stress, illness, certain medications, and even diet, the most common cause of male hair loss is genetics. Genetic male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is diagnosed based on appearance and is classified on the Hamilton-Nori wish wood scale. With this condition, hair loss becomes more noticeable as thick hairs gradually become shorter and thinner, revealing more of the scalp. Eventually, the thinner hair is lost over time, leading to more significant and noticeable hair loss.
While male hair restoration options date back to 1550 BC, recent developments in technologies are opening up more minimally invasive and effective options for men. In fact, the latest advances in men’s hair loss treatment is motivating more male patients to opt into these types of procedures, with RealSelf.com reporting male hair restoration as the second most-researched cosmetic treatment for men last year.4
Currently, the gold standard in hair restoration treatments is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. Using this method, the treatment provider extracts individual hair follicles from the back or sides of the head using a specialized device and then implants them in the area where more hair growth is desired. In comparison to the previously more popular Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) method, FUE doesn’t leave behind any linear scarring (FUT requires surgically removing a strip from the back of a patient’s scalp for harvesting), involves minimal discomfort, and typically achieves more natural-looking results. This method also offers you greater freedom in the hairstyles you choose post-treatment, minimizing the impact hair restoration treatments may otherwise have on your schedule or social life.
Committing to a men’s hair loss surgery or other type of hair restoration procedure can be a big, nerve-wracking decision. You might be thinking, will this procedure work for me? Will I need to take time off work? Will the results be what I expect? And much more. At Venus Concept, we know hair and, most importantly, we know how to get yours back. Our state-of-the-art hair loss solutions for men feature advanced technology for full, natural-looking results that are tailored to you. Discover your customized solution today!
Venus Concept’s hair restoration solutions are ideally suited to address male hair loss, whether the hairline is thinning or receding. Powered by advanced extraction and implantation technology, the procedures work by using your own healthy hair follicles to achieve a fuller, natural-looking hairline.
Everything you need to know about male hair loss
Candidates for hair restoration procedures are those individuals in good health with moderate hair loss and sufficient donor hair on the back of the scalp to transplant into the balding areas. Your doctor will be able to assess your donor hair and the amount of coverage needed to give you the appearance you desire.
Once the hair follicles have been implanted, the grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding—this is normal and an important part of the new growth process. After shedding, the new growth will begin in three to four months and your hair should continue to grow normally. Keep in mind that individual results and timelines may vary for each patient.
While it depends on the cause, hair loss does not stop after transplantation. Some people will need continued maintenance and further sessions may be required, particularly if your hair loss pattern continues with age. Your doctor will be able to discuss your treatment options and the results you can expect during your consultation.
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, which is a minimally invasive hair transplant method that allows for the removal of individual follicles from your donor area without a scalpel incision or stitches, and therefore leaves no linear scar.
If your donor hair is long enough, the FUE method can be done by shaving small areas, which can be covered up by the areas that were not shaved. If you wear your hair short, you may prefer to shave your whole head so that your hair does not appear patchy as the transplanted grafts grow in.
Improve the appearance of thinning hair on the crown, or the upper back area of the head, which is where many men see the first signs of hair loss.
Results after: 1 treatment
Graft Count: 800
Courtesy of Ohio Facial Plastics, Sumit Bapna, MD
Improve thinning on the front of the scalp, as well as a receding hairline around the temples.
Norwood Stage: 5
Results documented: 12 months after ARTAS
Graft count: 1886 grafts
Improve thinning on the front of the scalp, as well as a receding hairline.
Norwood Stage: 3A
Results documented: 9 months after ARTAS
Graft count: 1066 grafts
Courtesy of the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado, James A.Harris, MD, FACS
INDICATIONS FOR USE:
ARTAS iX™ is licensed by Health Canada with indication for use for harvesting hair follicles from the scalp in men diagnosed with androgenic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) who have black or brown straight hair. ARTAS iX™ is intended to assist physicians in identifying and extracting hair follicular units from the scalp during hair transplantation; creating recipient sites; and implanting harvested hair follicles.
ARTAS® is licensed by Health Canada with indication for use for harvesting hair follicles from the scalp in men diagnosed with androgenic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) who have black or brown straight hair. It is also indicated for creating recipient sites for subsequent manual implantation of harvested follicles.
NeoGraft® is licensed by Health Canada with indication for use in suction-assisted follicular extraction and re-implantation. NeoGraft® is an auto-graft system and can be used on both male and female patients.
1. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Androgenetic alopecia. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/androgenetic-alopecia#statistics
2. American Hair Loss Association. Men’s Hair Loss Introduction. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.americanhairloss.org/men_hair_loss/introduction.html
3. ResearchAndMarkets.com. (2018). Male Aesthetics: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size and Forecasts to 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com [Press release]. Retrieved from https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180921005155/en/Male-Aesthetics-Global-Industry-Analysis-Trends-Market
4. RealSelf. (2018). RealSelf 2018 Trends in Medical Aesthetics. Retrieved from https://assets.brandfolder.com/pjbuo1-6gzqc0-985mir/original/RealSelf_YearInReview_OneSheet (1).pdf
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