Male Pattern Baldness in Boston, MA
Nearly 40 million American men are suffering from male baldness, driving the demand for effective and safe hair loss remedies higher than ever. Many men are grateful for the new advancements in hair restoration. The disappointment and struggle of ineffective hair restoration treatments have finally ended, and we now have a wider range of treatments. Neem Medical Spa, located in Winchester and Somerville, led by board-certified, internal medicine physician Dr. Rosy Sandhu, offers long-lasting, natural male balding treatments for men in the Greater Boston area.
What is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern baldness, medically known as androgenic alopecia, is a type of male hair loss that may cause hair recession at the hairline, thinning on the top of the head or hair loss in the crown. Men with androgenic alopecia also commonly suffer from a genetic predisposition that generates scalp sensitivity to male hormones.
Are There Other Types of Baldness?
Male pattern baldness is not linked only to heredity; in fact, there are different forms of hair loss that are linked to different causes. Infections, chronic illness, some medications, personal habits, an overactive nervous response, and other causes can lead to temporary or permanent male pattern baldness. Bald or thinning areas of the hair will sometimes re-grow without medical treatment, but some types of hair loss in men may be permanent. If you are suffering from permanent hair loss, our hair restoration specialist can recommend a course of treatment to restore fullness to your hairline and crown.
What is the Best Solution for Male Pattern Baldness?
Advancements in hair restoration procedures achieve better results than ever before and provide men with fuller crowns and hairlines that follow a natural cycle of hair growth. Older, conventional hair transplant procedures, such as tissue expansion, scalp reduction, and flaps, have been replaced with new hair restoration procedures. It is important to note that, comparatively speaking, modern male baldness treatments have fewer risks, achieve better aesthetic results, achieve a greater level of satisfaction, and have a lower price tag.
Are There Other Solutions for Male Pattern Baldness?
Oral and topical medications are nonsurgical solutions for hair loss and are one of the top growing sectors in the pharmaceutical field. However, nonsurgical treatments are only effective in reversing hair loss in very specific areas on the scalp and can only provide a short-term solution to male pattern baldness. For example, the FDA-approved medications Propecia® and Rogaine® are well-known options for male pattern baldness, but they can only offer temporary solutions for most men due to their short-term efficacy and the barrage of negative side-effects that may be experienced during long-term use.
How is Male Pattern Baldness Classified?
The most commonly used grading scale for male pattern baldness is the Standardized Norwood Male Pattern Baldness Classification Test. The Neem Medical Spa hair restoration specialist exclusively uses this classification system to diagnose each patient. The Norwood classification system is comprised of seven grades of hair loss.
- Type I – Minimal and symmetrical hairline recession
- Type II – Asymmetrical hairline recession with some temporal hair loss
- Type III – Deeply recessed anterior hairline border high on the forehead. Type III pattern baldness may be sub-categorized into Type III Vertex which further indicates signs of sparse or thin hair on the crown.
- Type IV – Advanced baldness on the crown and the anterior border of the hairline. Men with Type IV advanced baldness may retain a healthy strip of hair that grows along one or on both sides of their scalp.
- Type V – Severe hair loss experienced in the temporal areas, along the anterior hairline, and on the superior scalp. Men with Type V severe hair loss may retain a strip of healthy hair that grows between sparse areas along the hairline and in the crown.
- Type VI – Severe hair loss is experienced beyond the frontal portion of the superior scalp. Only a small strip of healthy hair remains between sparse areas of hair on the temporal areas and on the crown.
- Type VII – This is the most severe form of male pattern baldness, and men with Type VII have only a narrow, horseshoe-shaped area of hair that grows along the posterior region of the scalp and nape.
What Should I Do Next?
A personal consultation with the Neem Medical Spa hair restoration specialist will provide you with a better understanding of the restoration options that are currently available for your level of male pattern baldness. During the 30 to 45-minute consultation, the hair restoration specialist will review your medical history and thoroughly examine your scalp. If you qualify as an ideal candidate for a state-of-the-art restorative procedure, your hair restoration specialist will explain the approach that is recommended as well as the long-lasting and natural looking results that you can expect to achieve.
What is the Cost of Hair Restoration for Male Pattern Baldness in Boston?
Your hair restoration cost will depend on the severity of your condition, and a breakdown of your customized procedure will be provided by the Neem Medical Spa patient coordinator who will also review the convenient payment options with you. Cash, personal checks, and major credit cards are accepted, and financing and payment plans are also available to help make the hair restoration procedure more affordable.
To make an appointment to discuss male pattern baldness with our hair restoration specialist at Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester and serving the Greater Boston area, please contact us today. We highly suggest scheduling a free consultation via our online form so we can assess your concerns and create a hair restoration plan specifically for your needs.