Decrease hair loss and thinning with hair loss treatments for men

What is Male Pattern Baldness?

Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Symptoms of male pattern baldness typically begin with a receding hairline. A bald spot usually develops and is followed by thinning hair that can continue slowly for many years.

Causes, Signs & Symptoms

Male pattern baldness is a genetic condition that interacts with male hormones causing hair follicles to shrink and produce thinner, shorter hair. Eventually, the follicle stops producing hair but remains alive which is important in considering treatment options. Hair loss is usually progressive and continual, so early intervention is the best way to prevent more severe hair loss.


How is Male Pattern Baldness Diagnosed?

Male pattern baldness is diagnosed usually by simply examining the pattern of hair loss. If hair loss is accompanied by redness, scaling, pain, pus or occurs in a patchy pattern, your doctor may perform blood tests or collect a skin biopsy to determine the cause. It's important to see your doctor as soon as possible when you notice thinning hair or hair loss, as beginning treatment in the early stages allows for more effective, less invasive treatment and avoiding costly procedures like hair transplantation.

How is Hair Loss in Men Treated?

Spark Health provides comprehensive hair loss treatment solutions for men. An advantage of Spark's naturopathic approach is our functional lab testing. With a simple blood draw, we can test for many nutrient deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. With this information, we can devise a customized treatment for male pattern baldness for each of our patients.

  • In-office procedures: microneedling treatments with plasma stimulates follicles to regrow hair.
  • Nutritional modifications: a whole food, nutrient-dense diet provides key nutrients for healthy hair.
  • Hormone balancing: medications and supplements to support optimal thyroid function and hormone detox pathways.
  • IV/Supplements: address nutrient deficiencies and provide the building blocks for hair growth.

Why Choose Spark Health?

Your providers at Spark Health work as a team to understand your health goals and restore your health from the inside out. We know that every patient has unique health challenges and offer individualized treatment plans for optimal wellness. Spark Health was founded in 2013 in Solana Beach, California, to provide patients in Southern California with personalized natural medicine and wellness options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, hair loss because of male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia can be stimulated to regrow.

Fortunately, hair loss due to male pattern balding can be halted once treatment is started. There is no cure, however, and treatment needs to be continued or hair loss will resume.

Because there is a genetic component to male pattern baldness there is currently no way to prevent hair loss before it starts.

About a quarter of men with male pattern baldness start losing hair around the age of 21. However, about 85% of men 50 years of age will have already experienced significant hair loss.

Early-stage male pattern baldness is the easiest to treat. That is results are often better if treatment begins when hair loss is first noticed. However, some hair regrowth may be possible at later stages of male pattern baldness.

Medications for male pattern baldness include minoxidil and finasteride. Natural remedies for male pattern baldness include a variety of dietary supplements, therapeutic topical applications, and hormonal balancing medications.

Treatments for male pattern baldness include natural supplements (vitamins, botanicals and amino acids), OTC solutions like minoxidil, treatments for the scalp, healthy diet, and decreasing stress.

Biotin, a B vitamin, is known to linked to hair loss. Low levels can cause hair loss and affect the skin and nails. It is used in combination with other key nutrients for best results.

The ability of the hair follicle to grow thicker hair depends on the overall health of the follicle, the treatment used, and the patient's health and stress levels, among other factors.

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