Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), more than 50 percent of all men over the age of 50 will be affected by male pattern baldness to some extent.
One of the primary causes of male pattern baldness is genetics, or having a family history of baldness. Health conditions may also be a cause of baldness when a rash, redness, pain, peeling of the scalp, patchy hair loss, or an unusual pattern of hair loss accompanies the hair loss. A skin biopsy and blood tests also may be necessary to diagnose disorders responsible for the hair loss.
Each hair on your head has a growth cycle, in cases of male pattern baldness this growth cycle begins to weaken and the hair follicle shrinks. Thus resulting in strands of hair that are not only shorter and but also finer. Eventually, the growth cycle for each hair ends and no new hair grows in its place.
More recently a specific treatment has gained popularity in treating male patterned baldness. That treatment is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is a substance drawn from your blood and injected into your scalp that can purportedly help heal bodily tissues, including the follicles from which your hair grows.
PRP is extracted from your blood using a centrifuge-like mechanism that can separate the substance from your blood and increase the concentration of specific proteins that promote healing. Research suggests that PRP injections can help treat androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness), as it’s thought that PRP contains proteins that serve several main functions that are thought to help hair regrow, which are helping your blood to clot and encouraging cell growth
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