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At Hairline Ink, our world-class artists and industry-leading experts have dedicated their lives to helping men who experience male pattern baldness regain their confidence and renew their self-esteem with our advanced treatment, scalp micropigmentation (SMP). This affordable, permanent, and safe treatment option is a life-long solution to the problems posed by male pattern baldness, and our team at Hairline Ink is here to help you better understand how this incredible procedure will change your life.
Male pattern baldness is a genetic condition and is the result of changes that take place with male hormones as men age. As a normal part of the aging process, men’s bodies begin to convert the hormone testosterone into the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Unfortunately, it is believed that dihydrotestosterone has adverse effects on hair follicles in men who are genetically predisposed to male pattern baldness.
In men with male pattern baldness, the presence of dihydrotestosterone eventually causes their hair follicles to shrink in size, which results in the production of thinner, shorter hair strands. As follicles continue to shrink, the hair in affected areas will continue to become thinner and shorter until eventually the follicle will cease to produce new strands of hair.
Everyone will experience male pattern baldness to differing degrees. Some men will experience a minor, gradual recession of their natural hairline, and nothing more. Many men will develop the signature “M” pattern as their hairline recedes on both sides of their head above the temples, while others will experience near or total hair loss on the top of their heads.
Hair loss caused by male pattern baldness is not in and of itself indicative of any other medical conditions, and does not pose any health risks to men. Unfortunately, its effects are almost always permanent, and many men suffering from male pattern baldness experience anxiety, self-consciousness, and a loss of self esteem.
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Scalp Micropigmentation for Male Pattern Baldness
Can I prevent male pattern baldness?
Stress management and a diet rich in protein, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, and omega-3 can keep your hair full and healthy for much of your life.
However, if your hair loss is primarily due to male pattern baldness, there is, unfortunately, no lifestyle change, secret supplement, or exercise regimen that can stop what is essential at its root: aging and genetics.
How do I know if I have male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness accounts for 90-95% of hair loss in men, but it is important to rule out other causes.
Male pattern baldness—androgenetic alopecia—will generally present differently than the conditions above. Here are some telltale signs:
These patterns might not be noticeable for some time. If you’re unclear or concerned about the cause of your hair loss, it is best to speak with a professional. You can find a local dermatologist specializing in hair disorders by visiting aad.org/find-a-derm.
A more comprehensive list of the causes of hair loss can be found here.
What causes male pattern baldness?
Why are you going bald? Blame your genes. Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition that makes the hair on the top of your head more susceptible to a male sex hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT binds to the hair follicle, shrinks it, and over time causes it to stop producing altogether. For a more detailed account of what causes male pattern baldness, click here.
When do most men begin to go bald?
The prevalence of baldness roughly correlates with each decade you age. Twenty percent of men see noticeable baldness in their twenties, increasing by about ten percent per decade. About half of all men will experience hair loss by their fifties, 70% by their 70s, and so on.
How long does it take to go bald?
Once you see thinning, it generally takes 15-25 years for the process to be complete. Again, it is important to note that this is an average; some men reach the last stage of the balding process in less than five years.
What can I expect after I notice my hair thinning?
The Norwood-Hamilton Scale is the accepted standard for the stages and progression of typical male pattern hair loss.
Most men’s experience of hair loss will generally follow this trajectory:
Though this is the typical progression, some men will experience hair loss primarily from the crown first or a general thinning throughout the top of the head.
What are my treatment options?
Male pattern baldness is a complex conditions with few viable treatment options. Here is a survey of the most common treatments on the market today.
Both medications are more effective for slowing hair loss, as opposed to regrowing hair.
There are a number of options available to men who are looking to minimize or mask the effects of male pattern baldness, but many of them come with significant drawbacks:
Unlike these other treatment options, Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) offers an effective, guaranteed, and cost-effective treatment option for male pattern baldness. Scalp micropigmentation is an advanced cosmetic procedure in which dots of pigment are added to your scalp, much like getting a tattoo. These dots are carefully matched to your skin tone and natural hair color, and are carefully placed across your head using a precise computer controlled system, resulting in the appearance of a full head of hair that has been cut or shaved close to the scalp.
Using a needle similar to a tattooing needle, scalp micropigmentation places tiny dots of pigment just beneath the surface of the skin on your head. This collection of dots creates the appearance of hair that has been shaved clean and is just starting to grow out again. This procedure creates an incredibly natural appearance of hair follicles, a natural hairline, and can be combined with your existing hair growth to create even more fullness and hair density.
Scalp micropigmentation only takes getting a custom quote, and then 1 to 3 sessions in order to provide individuals suffering from any degree of male pattern baldness with the appearance of a full head of hair.
And just like a tattoo, once your final session has been completed, your treatment results are immediate.
Whatever degree of hair loss you are experiencing, scalp micropigmentation can provide you with the results you want and the self-confidence you are seeking. Whether you’ve experienced full hair loss or patches of thinning — scalp micropigmentation creates the appearance of a full head of hair and inspires the confidence of a reinvented “You”.
Additionally, scalp micropigmentation can be used to help those who have unsuccessfully tried other treatment options for male pattern baldness. Many of the clients we see are people who did not achieve success with hair transplants and are now looking for an immediate, effective treatment option that can also help them cover the scarring that resulted from their hair transplant procedures.
About Hairline Ink
Whatever your circumstances may be, all of our expert practitioners at Hairline Ink are passionate about helping individuals suffering from all forms of hair loss. Each member of our All-Star Team has personally dealt with hair loss/hair loss related confidence issues and eventually turned to Scalp Micropigmentation.
At Hairline Ink, we truly view our practitioners’ work as a form of art and our talented technicians pour their passion into each and every client they work with. Having experienced hair loss themselves, our practitioners know just how emotional this issue is for you, and we want you to know that we understand exactly what you’re going through. Choosing a potential treatment option for hair loss is an extremely personal decision, and here at Hairline Ink, every single member of our team wants to help you understand the full range of options that are available so that you can choose the treatment option that is best for your life and your needs. If you are considering scalp micropigmentation to compliment a hair transplant, you can trust that you are in the best of hands with our talented team of All-Stars at Hairline Ink.
The entire team at Hairline Ink knows that hair loss is an extremely delicate topic, and one that you may not have felt comfortable talking about. However, we know exactly what you are going through and the great news is, we know exactly how to help. We have helped countless men recover their self confidence and secure a life-long solution to male pattern baldness with the incredible benefits afforded by scalp micropigmentation, and we want to earn your trust as you make this incredibly important decision in your life. Contact us today to discuss your situation and learn what scalp micropigmentation can do for YOUR life.
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