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    Default Re: male pattern baldness...

    The classic response of a baldy to a hairy is:- "God gave us so many hormones and if you want to waste yours growing hair that's your problem"

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    Default Re: male pattern baldness...

    Love it! Whats wrong with being bald anyway? Shave it all off

    This is one topic I never thought I would see on PressF1.

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    Default Re: male pattern baldness...

    This might help you to understand the conditiona nd what can be done for it.


    Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) or also called Androgenetic Alopecia.


    The discovery of what causes MPB stemmed from prostate gland treatment. The prostate gland, later in a maleís life, can start to enlarge in size putting pressure on a maleís bladder (causing discomfort of frequent urination). More than 1 million Australian men are thought to suffer this condition. Due to the severity of this problem medical researches discovered that it was caused by a hormone called dihydro-testosterone (DHT). This hormone is derived by the male hormone testosterone and an enzyme called 5 Alpha Reductase. A prescription tablet named Finasteride was developed which blocked the enzyme from converting the testosterone into DHT.

    The DHT hormone is shown to be responsible for the enlargement of the maleís genitalia during fetal development (before you are born) and after it has done this it has no other beneficial function.
    Once this tablet was being used by a vast number of men, an interesting side effect was noticed. It stopped Male Pattern Baldness. The results staggered the medical community. More research was done and they found that you only needed one fifth of this drug for it to be effective in stopping baldness. The other side effect found with this drug, was a possibility of dropping the males sex drive (although the latest studies show that this is clearly a placebo effect). This drug is the only available product medically proven to reduce DHT.

    The DHT hormone interacts with the normal growth cycle of the hair strand. Shortening the growth phase and lengthening the dormant phase. It is doing this by destroying the matrix cells inside the hair root. You must reduce the hormone DHT to stop baldness. We also have a herbal capsule called Saw Palmetto which is shown to block matrix cell receptors from taking on the DHT hormone. It is now the most widely accepted product used by Urologists in Europe for the treatment of prostate enlargement. A combination of these two products have shown to be over 98% effective in stopping further hair loss
    with our patients.

    As we have discovered the cause of Male Pattern Hair loss (MPB) and how to stop it, let us now look on how to grow hair back.

    If you have been losing hair for a short period (less than 7 years) then they have a good chance of regrowing a vast amount of hair back.

    A prescription tablet called Loniten was developed to treat high blood pressure about 25 years ago. It had an amazing side effect of stimulating the matrix cells in the hair root to work harder in making keratin. Unfortunately it effected every hair follicle in the body. To counter this problem the tablet was crushed into a fine powder renamed Minoxidil. Minoxidil was then added to an alcohol, propylene glycol and water to create the first medically proven topical product for regrowing hair. The highest strength of minoxidil that you can buy over the counter in a pharmacy is 5% (Rogaine Extra or Hair A-Gain). These topical products have the success rate of around 40% in regrowing hair.

    A more potent minoxidil product is 5% minoxidil + .01% retinoic acid. The retinoic acid is shown to increase the absorption of the minoxidil product by three fold. Clinical trials conducted at the University of New South Wales dermatological department showed that all clients who had been losing hair for less than 7 years, grew on average 113% more hair on their heads.

    The highest minoxidil product is a 7% minoxidil + .01 retinoic acid. If this product doesnít grow any hair, then the only option is for a hair transplant.

    The latest buzzword for hair treatment is to use a laser. The laser option is shown to improve the normal 5% minoxidil (Rogaine Extra or Hair A-Gain product) from around 40% increase in hair regrowth to around 70% hair regrowth. This laser technology is not proven to do anything else other than increase the absorption of the minoxidil liquid. Non medical practitioners claim all sorts of wonderful benefits from this laser option. This is due to them not being able to prescribe medical products.

    There is a definite necessity to incorporate a combination of medical products to ensure that the Dihydro-testosterone hormone is blocked and that the hair root matrix cells are receiving stimulation via minoxidil.

    The higher strength minoxidil are only available by prescription and are made up by the pharmacist.

    The history of treating baldness dates back to as long as 6000 years ago. People have been rubbing all sorts of products onto their scalps with the hope of finding a miracle cure. Men have been shaving their heads hoping that this will make the regrowth thicker and stronger. Massaging their heads to try to increase blood circulation (note that if hair loss is caused by poor blood circulation, then why does a hair follicle transplanted from the back of the head and inserted into the balding area nearly always grows?). The reason is quite simple, Male Pattern Baldness is not caused by poor blood circulation it is caused by genetics.

    The Internet now has numerous retail products that claim all sorts of wonderful results. Hairdresserís are informing us of reps going around trying to sell products, which destroy a demodex parasite which lives inside the hair follicle. (This demodex parasite does exist but it does not cause any problems, it is just one of many parasites that live on us). The best one that we have heard recently, is that a low-level laser can block the hormone DHT (this is not possible).

    Unfortunately the general consumer can and does get misled by these products and services. The reason is quite simple on why this happens. They are desperate to get their hair back. This is not an unusual desire as a lot of men losing hair are very young. Our client average age is around 25 years old. These clients donít mind the idea of losing their hair but feel that they are too young to experience it yet. These clients are only suitable for medical intervention.

    The only way that the general consumer can be protected from these sorts of products and services
    is for them to be consulted by medical doctors who specialise in this field.

    The final area of discussion is on what are the new technologies being developed. The latest product awaiting government approval is called Dutasteride. This tablet was again developed for the treatment of enlargement of the prostate gland. It has already shown great potential in treating baldness. Early reports are stating a success rate of around 95% on stopping baldness. This product will not be great in growing hair back, as it does not increase the work rate of the matrix cells but removes the environment that causes baldness. One bizarre technology is called genetic mutation. About 3 years ago scientists from Boston University discovered a molecular messenger that can transform skin cells into hair follicle cells. When they injected this product into the skin region, matrix hair cells were formed and hair grew where there wasnít a hair follicle present beforehand. It is at a very early development stage, but it does sound promising.

    Regards,

    Dr Mario Terri MB BS (WA)
    Member International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

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    Default Re: male pattern baldness...

    Here's a response to baldy comments that I like:
    "You'll never see a bald eunuch."
    Evidently, there's some truth in that.
    Baldness results from testosterone.
    If you don't have it, you won't go bald (except if you're sick, of course).

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    Default Re: male pattern baldness...

    The original post (in January) was asking for a "real good treatment for male pattern".

    We've had a response from a hair replacement specialist.

    Next, an article from a sex-change specialist? Surely that, if a bit extreme, should work.

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    Default Re: male pattern baldness...

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMan
    Here's a response to baldy comments that I like:
    "You'll never see a bald eunuch."
    Evidently, there's some truth in that.
    Baldness results from testosterone.
    If you don't have it, you won't go bald (except if you're sick, of course).
    Hmmm... I wonder how many men would go for being 'eunuchated' as a cure for baldness. I'm not sticking my hand up
    The best buzz is a short, sharp shock

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    Default Re: male pattern baldness...

    It's not your hands you should worry about; the only change they would exhibit would be less hair on the backs, and maybe on the palms.

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    As one starting to thin on top as well, I think there are 3 stages to baldness..

    Stage 1 Denial.
    - invest in hair treatments, waste money on hair transplants, cremes, or hairpieces, or (horrors of all) growing the hair on one side of your head long and looping ot over the top. (In this situation just who are you trying to fool? Its obvious to anyone that you are going bald when you do that, might just as well stick a sign on your head.)

    Stage 2 Compensation.
    - wear baseball caps, or try some of the techniques from stage 1. Or grow the remaining hair long (eeeeewwwww!!) Sort of like a balding mullet. Grow a beard, or goatee, or just moustache, and pretend your hair has just slipped.

    Stage 3 Acceptance.
    - Shave it all off and go bald. Get a #1 and ignore it.

    Best to skip the long winded, and often expensive times of 1 and 2, and just shave it off. Admit it, and face the reality head on!

    After all we all know that that baldness comes from excess testosterone and means that you are really a stud.

    (That is a fantastic post from Bonric above!!!!) This seems good, if they developed it as a creme to wipe on (instead of being injected), then everywhere it touched you would grow hair, the potential trouble would be facinating.

    One bizarre technology is called genetic mutation. About 3 years ago scientists from Boston University discovered a molecular messenger that can transform skin cells into hair follicle cells. When they injected this product into the skin region, matrix hair cells were formed and hair grew where there wasn’t a hair follicle present beforehand. It is at a very early development stage, but it does sound promising.
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    Default Re: male pattern baldness...

    They say Grass doesn't grow on a busy street.

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    Default Re: male pattern baldness...

    Benefits of Baldness:

    1) You never wake up with your hair a mess.

    2) A bottle of hair shampoo lasts 2 years.

    3) There's nothing for the wind to mess up.

    4) You never have to carry a comb.

    5) Hairbrush??????

    6) Lots of women think its sexy.

    7) Haircuts take a couple of minutes and cost bugger-all.

    8) There's no such thing as a bad haircut.

    9) You get to laugh at your sons when they call you baldy and tell them it's hereditary (they check their pillows for weeks).

    10) You never have to wear a hairnet around machinery, not like those other wussy girlie types afraid that they might get scalped.

    11) Less chance of leaving DNA lying around at the scene of the crime.

    12) Women just love the feel of a smooth pate, it's a great icebreaker and a good excuse to get tactile in return. "You liked that? Great! Now it's my turn.............."

    Cheers

    Billy 8-{)

    That's just a few off the top of my head Anybody care to add to the list?
    Some days it's not even worth chewing through my restraints!

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