This section is all about treatments for male (and female) pattern baldness. Sometimes referred to as androgenetic alopecia or androgenic alopecia.
Treatments are reviewed and assessed in five categories to give you the information you need to make a choice about which is most appropriate for you. I’ll tell you whether they worked for me, but more importantly, I provide comprehensive information and analysis of the latest research to enable you to draw your own conclusions.
The five categories of treatments you’ll find in this section are:
- Topical: Treatments applied directly to the scalp, often as a liquid or cream
- Mechanical: Treatments that employ either a mechanical device, or machine, as part of the treatment protocol or prescribe an exercise which acts ‘mechanically’ on the hair or scalp
- Natural: These are, generally speaking, treatments that have not been through the standard drug development process required of pharmaceutical companies before marketing a particular product as a drug. Where these treatments are administered orally or topically they will nonetheless be addressed here
- Oral: Treatments as tablet, tincture or otherwise taken by mouth
- Surgical: Treatments requiring a surgical procedure normally referred to as hair restoration techniques
- Cosmetic: Although these are not treatments per se, cosmetic solutions may well have a place in your hair loss arsenal. Cosmetic treatments improve the appearance of your hair by either masking (covering) hair loss or enhancing hair thickness / appearance.