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Experiencing Thinning Hair?

You are not alone. You are one of 80 million Americans with a hair loss challenge. Due to the complexity of hair loss and the confidential and taboo nature of the subject, options and treatments can be difficult.

How do you sort through the numerous ads on the internet? What is DHT? Does Propecia really work? Do the side effects outweigh the benefits? What is a JAK Inhibitor?

Why are you losing your hair?

Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss for men. It is characterized by thinning, receding hair beginning at the temples and the weakening of coverage at the crown. Over time, the hair at the temples continues to recede, leaving a central patch of hair at the front of the hairline and a growing bald spot at the crown.

Depending on the rate of progression of the hair loss, all that remains is a horseshoe ring of hair around the side and back of the head. Male pattern hair loss is a concern for many men because as the hairline recedes, the face takes on a more aged appearance, yes this means you are looking older before your time!

Male pattern hair loss is considered chronic and progressive. It is well documented that men who are prone to male pattern hair loss will continue to lose more hair over time if the condition is not treated.

 

What Are Your Options?

DHT Blockers

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a breakdown product of the male hormone testosterone, is the catalyst that causes the progressive miniaturization of hair follicles. If you are genetically susceptible to male pattern hair loss, DHT works to progressively reduce follicles, which causes the hair to grow shorter, thinner, and less pigmented, until the follicle finally dies.

 

Certain prescription medications, like Propecia/Finasteride, work to prevent and reverse the shrinking of hair follicles by blocking the conversion of Testosterone into DHT. Finasteride often is considered the conventional medical choice of therapy because it is safe and effective for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Detailed scientific investigation reveals if a man takes finasteride for five years, he has a 90% chance of looking the same or better than he did when he started the medication. The same studies showed that 75% of men with untreated male pattern hair loss looked “much worse” at the end of the same five years.

JAK Inhibitors

Janus Kinase (JAK) Inhibitors have been successfully used for rheumatoid arthritis. During the trial periods, it was discovered that they could possibly treat other inflammatory conditions such as Alopecia Areata. Both JAK inhibitor medications, ruxolitinib and tofacitinib, were found effective in significant hair regrowth. It seems that the JAK Inhibitors stimulated an enzyme in the dormant hair follicle causing hair growth.

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Best Practices
Treatment of male pattern hair loss should always start with protecting the viable hair follicles. A combination therapy regimen is the best way to tackle this issue. The regimen may include prescriptions like finasteride and minoxidil, medical-grade low light laser therapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), micro needling the scalp or other regenerative topical treatments, nutritional supplementation, proper scalp hygiene, or hair transplantation.

DO NOT TACKLE THIS PROBLEM ALONE

Hair loss and thinning hair is a complicated subject most are not comfortable discussing in an open forum with even our closest friends. Getting to the root cause of your hair loss sooner than later is the best advice for anyone noticing hair loss or slowing hair growth. Consult a hair loss specialist and take a deep dive into your heredity and health to stop your current hair loss and to identify options and solutions for you.

Blog Series: MEN’S HAIR LOSS & SOLUTIONS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HAIRLINE!

Many men relate their hair growth to their youth. Seeking a solution to male pattern thinning hair is now very common and the options have grown.

Male Pattern Baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is the most common form of hair loss in men. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 50 million men in the U.S. and more than 50% of all men over the age of 50 will experience this hair loss. Androgenetic Alopecia has been seen in men as young as teenagers and the risks increase with age… read more

Results

I have been so grateful to HPI and their efficient and patient staff. I live about two hours away and they do a wonderful job of working with me through mail, phone and email to make sure that all my needs are met with kindness and sensitivity. I don’t know what I would have done without HPI!
R.S.
I've had a great results with the microneedling treatments and hair products at HPI. My hair is thicker and have new growth which makes it easier to style and looks much better (even if gets wet or is windy). Should have started it sooner but it's never too late to improve the health, look, and feel of your hair. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and flexible and will help you customize treatments that suit your schedule and budget. I consulted with 2 other hair restoration businesses in the area and found HPI to offer the most options and professional services while making the experience pleasant and comfortable.
M. N.
HPI is such a special place and I only have wonderful things to say about them. I have struggled with trichotillomania most of my life, and as a result, I would have bald spots throughout my hair. I have always been self-conscious about my hair and never wanted to go to a salon because I was so embarrassed of the condition of my hair . HPI was the first and only place I have found that I feel comfortable going to and I always walk out feeling confident. I am forever grateful for HPI and I am happy to report my hair is growing and looking great!
All staff is very professional and they provide great customer service! They are very knowledgeable and explain in detail the different services and help you in deciding which treatment would be best for your needs. The receptionist is very kind in helping you purchase products or schedule your appointments. They truly care about their clients!
I tried (like I suppose most others) everything to regrow my hair. I tried over-the-counter solutions, went to a dermatologist, then a plastic surgeon learning about hair transplants. I'm so glad I also talked to HPI Hair. I was amazed at the before and after photos and the ‘no pressure’ and no hurry to decide that day way of doing business. Now a few months later I am still so pleased. My ‘new hair’ is wonderful! It is easy to take care of and if I meet someone for the first time they cannot tell it is not my natural hair! I have seen friends who ask about it and all I get are compliments. Most say I look ten or twenty years younger! I know I have much more self confidence and I am very happy.
I have been undergoing the laser therapy treatments for approximately four months. During that time, I have noticed a significant improvement in the quality and texture of my hair. Overall it feels more full, and it is not as frizzy as it used to be. Also, I no longer lose hair like I did before beginning the treatment, in the shower, or in my brush. I have been very pleased with the results, and would definitely recommend the laser therapy to anyone.
S.H
I have a testimonial to tell. I was having a treatment last week. This other patient sitting across from me asked me about my hair. She thought I had not lost it. I told her I had lost it over a month ago. She had no clue I was wearing a wig. I have come across several people who are very surprised when they find out I am wearing a wig. It looks so real. I am grateful I found (HPI) and had the opportunity to use (their) services.
C.P.
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