Medici Capelli in Brisbane and the Gold Coast has over 30 years experience in male hair loss treatments and hair restoration for men. Our clinic offers a range of effective treatments for men who suffer from hair loss to suit each individual’s needs, including:
- Hair transplantation
- Scalp Micropigmentation
- Medici Capelli hair growth products
- Synthetic hair implants
Here in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we have established a reputation for providing high quality and effective male hair loss treatments. We understand that male hair loss can be difficult for those men who suffer from it, which is why we work hard to help our clients using only the best hair loss treatments for men available.
A baldness gene is inherited from either of your parents. If you have this gene, you may eventually lose hair. The age hair loss begins and the amount of loss can vary and be influenced by many things.
Hormones called androgens circulate in your blood and the gene for baldness causes your hair follicles to become sensitised to these hormones. Hair follicles shrink and produce thinner, shorter and lighter hair. At the same time, the growing phase of hair cycles becomes shorter but the resting phase doesn’t change. In the shorter growing phase, new hairs never reach the surface of your scalp.
Male pattern baldness is not constant but occurs in ‘fits and bursts’. Male hair loss can begin at any age and can continue for 10 to 40 years. The proportion of men with male pattern hair loss roughly corresponds with age – at age 30 about 30% have signs of hair loss – at 50 about 50% show signs.
We still don’t know the reason for male pattern baldness, however, scientific discoveries identify 2 key causes – genetics and hormones. Since 1940, science has known of the influence the male hormones have had in hair loss. Scientists during the 1970’s discovered and identified exactly which hormone was the big problem. A chemical, 5-a reductase (5R), that converts testosterone (T) into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Men with male pattern hair loss produce more 5-a reductase and more of the active hormone, DHT.
Signs of male pattern hair loss
You may probably know the signs of male pattern hair loss and you may have seen these signs in other family members. You first notice hair becoming thinner and lighter on top of your head and around your temples. The hairline will gradually recede and you will start to develop a bald patch on the crown area. No matter how much hair you lose, you will always retain the horseshoe shape at the back and sides. The hair within this horseshoe shape has a different type of genetic programming that stops them from falling out. This is why hair transplantation is so successful – we use those hairs from the horseshoe area and spread them through the bald or thinning areas. These hairs grow and last forever – yes, hair for a lifetime.