Hair Loss in Men

Hair transplantation is the only effective method for treatment of complete hair loss (baldness) in men.

 

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Male pattern baldness is a gradual conversion of hairs from the terminal (healthy, thick) to a vellus (clear, tiny) state. It is an hereditary condition that can be inherited from the mother or father.

Androgenic alopecia is caused by the effects of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT: a testosterone derivative) on genetically susceptible scalp hair follicles that are located in the front, top and crown areas of the scalp.

Testosterone is converted to DHT by 5-alfa-reductase enzyme in hair follicle cells. The activities of both the enzyme and the hormone are increased in the areas where hair loss occurred.

Hair loss in men is progressive throughout their lifetimes. The effects tend to be exhibited in 2 key areas: Receding hairline and thinning crown. Eventually these will join up to leave the top of the head bald.

However, on the back and sides of the head, the hair follicles are immune to the effects of DHT and hair is therefore programmed to grow for life. A hair transplant procedure works to relocate those “lifetime hairs” to the top of the head in the areas where thinning or balding occured, i.e. reconstructing the hairline, crown or the top of the head.

 

 

 

Typical progression of hair loss in men (Norwood stages or classification): (Unclassified patterns of hair loss may be seen in some individuals)

Mild hair loss: The first sign of the onset of male pattern hair loss is when frontal recessions begin to appear in the hairline (type 1 and type 2).

Moderate hair loss:
Over time these recessions become larger and much more noticeable, and the hairline moves further back. Independently or at the same time frontal recession is occurring, a thinning area may appear on the crown which will gradually increase in size. (type 3, type 4, and type 5).

Severe hair loss:
The final stage is when the hair is lost completely from the crown and frontal region, and leaving the familiar horse shoe shape. (type 6 and type 7).

Hair loss may be in the form of thinning or complete baldness for each stages.

 

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General principles of hair loss treatment with hair transplantation in men:

 

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It is important to understand that male hair loss is in itself progressive and irreversible. We are born with a finite number of hair follicles and once they cease production of hair, that process is programmed to not resume.

However, hair loss is treatable. According to your hair loss pattern, Dr. Maral can recommend treatment plans tailor-made to suit your needs. These may include hair transplant surgery, medication or a combination of techniques.


Mild hair losses (type 1 and type 2):

If the hair loss is recent and men are under the age of 30, we do not recommend hair transplantation until the rate of shedding has decreased or stopped completely. These men can often successfully use an alternative medical treatment to decrease or stop the hair loss process.

If shedding of the hair has stopped or the rate has decreased and remained stable for at least 6 months, hair transplantation may be recommended and appropriate.

The transplanted hairs will be permanent. If the original hair continues to shed with increased age, a new hair transplant session(s) may be useful and necessary.
Moderate hair losses (types 3, 4, 5):

MikroFUE hair transplantation is the ideal and effective treatment method. In accordance with the degree and surface area of hair loss, very successful results can be obtained with one or more hair transplant sessions.

Severe hair losses (types 6, 7):
If the desire and expectations of the person are realistic, hair transplantation can be performed.

One megasession with more than 3000 grafts (3000 to 4000 grafts) generally covers the anterior and top areas of the scalp. To increase the density and to cover the crown and the back areas of the scalp, 2 or 3 sessions of hair transplantation can be performed to obtain the pleasing result.

The overall density is determined by the hairs’ length, thickness, texture, and to some degree, color.

The sessions must be performed at 9 to 12 month intervals in order to see the end result of the previous hair transplantation and to give the donor area sufficient time to heal completely.

The total surface area, and more importantly, the density of the hairs in that area determine the overall density in the transplanted areas. If the donor density is high in men with severe hair losses (despite a reduced donor area), then more grafts can be obtained during each session, and therefore a better recipient area density can be obtained as well.

Even in men experiencing a very severe type of hair loss, hair transplantation may be advantageous – it will move hair to the top of the head.

Each patient‘s condition is unique and will be discussed in detail with Dr. Maral during his initial consultation.

51 Comments

    • mohamed

      Hi
      My name is mohamed mezrioui I am 26 years old ..from tunisia
      Well,three years ago I started to lose my hair untill I also started to notice some balding spot on the scalp and in the front of my head though I can’t say it’s a severe hair loss but the way that my hair looks like I don’t like especialy because my father is completely bald so I know that am going there..
      So what am asking you if can I have this hair transplant to cover those spot that am really suffering from or should I wait untill I get completely bald wich I don’t like and I won’t wait until it happen ..
      Thanks for replying in advance ..and cannot wait to hear your advice.

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      • Maral Klinik

        We just answered your questions via email Mohamed.

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    • Mohamed

      I lost my hair and I want to fix

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      • Maral Klinik

        Thanks Mohamed. Replied your questions via email.

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        • Ahmed

          I am 24 years old and i have type 4&5 problem ,
          can you tell me how much it takes to make hair transparent
          i hope your Answer

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          • Maral Klinik

            Your question has been replied privately.

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    • Darren

      Hi, if i am at stage 4 to 5, how much does it cost to get hair back on top my head and crown

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      • Maral Klinik

        Thanks Darren. Replied your questions via email.

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    • Mustafa

      Hi i live in Australia,i can you please provide me some more information with regards to how it all works along with price etc. I dont require a full hair transplant just at the front of my head.

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      • Maral Klinik

        Thanks Mustafa. Replied your questions via email.

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    • ibrahim

      hei iam living norway I may be iam 4 stage may age is 39 year may hair lossing biging 10 years ago what can i do re cover in this age

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      • Maral Klinik

        Thanks Ibrahim. Replied your questions via email.

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    • Rich Davies

      I have been balding for some a few years now with my hair thinning at the top and Crown to the point where its meeting and nearly all over the top of my head now.
      I think it will continue to fall out until none remains but I don’t want to wait that long before acting.
      I have been using a hair fiber product the last two years to make my hair look thicker but this was only ever a short term fix.
      Hope you can help
      Rich

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    • Paul Horton

      Hi Sir,

      I have tried emailing you in regards to advice and looking at what time spans I can book into your Klinik for my visit. I would also like opinion on how many grafts and costs pleass Dr.

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    • Luca

      Hello doc,

      I am currently living in Jeddah . My current stage of hair loss is stage 2 and I am 38 yrs old.
      I would like to have a strong hairline and I reckon I will require around 1500 grafts .
      I am using minoxidil and finest ride and have also done prp sessions.
      My question to you is will I need more than one session and what will be the cost involved.

      Thanks n regards

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    • zameer

      hi.
      i loss my hair front of head. what is saloution. how cost is coming. I am indian nationalty

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    • Danny

      I have the tip 4 kind of baldness happening, my hair is thinning very rapidly and i want to fix this. If i wait longer to fix it will there be a problem, or is it best to get treated as soon as possible for best result

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    • Mohamed

      Hi doctor,
      My name is Mohamed and i am 21 years of age. I had a severe burn on my hair with hot water for more than 3 consecative times. It was 2 years ago. I have seen an immediate change of my hair thicknes after a week. Since then i lost dozens of my hair from the front. Eventhough my father is completly bald. It feels a bit early for me to experience such a tremendous loss of hair. What can i do doc.
      I really need your help.
      Thanks.

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    • Yaser Kamal

      Hi I am 37 year older I live in Budapest. , almost I lost my half hair is there is some informations to get my hair back other way. I had using a lot thing for my hair but no help . Thank you

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    • alex

      What’s price for a stage 1-2 treatment. ..

      I’m 29 years

      Best regards

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      • Maral Klinik

        Your question has been replied privately.

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    • Mike

      Hi I’m 43 years old live in Canada and I lost my hair when i was 24 and I’m stage 6 of hair Loss ,just wondering how much it cost each set

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    • Peter Voigt

      Hello,
      I would consider my hair situation like type 4 or 5 and I am looking for surgery.
      I am German, living in Luxembourg.
      Can you make me an offer for a surgery. What do you need to get the process started?

      Regards, Peter

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    • Hassan

      My hair has fall down (bold) started about 10 years old i wish if i can have it back by instructing me for a good medecine and will be really appretiate it.

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    • ahmed ali

      i would like to know how it cost 4000 grafts
      thanks

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      • Maral Klinik

        Your question has been replied privately.

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    • Hamza

      Salut je suis hamza j’ai 20ans je commence a perdre beaucoup de cheveux je besoin une aide de tout urgence svp je suis en stade 3 bientot stade 4 help.!

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    • Sofi

      Hi i was wondering if you do this treatment on eyebrows? Many thanks

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    • Marwan

      Hi, Can any body in the clinic communicate in Arabic

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    • Mohammad

      Hello .
      I’m 23 and i notice i loss too much hair (it’s kind of from type 1 to 3)
      How much would it cost to stop it and have a hair transplant.
      Would it be permanent ? So i won’t have to do it again ?
      Would my hair be like it used to before ?
      Please reply .

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    • Bena

      I am at stage 4 and I will like to know how much its going to cost me to have hair transplant.

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      • Maral Klinik

        Your question has been replied privately.

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    • sam

      Hi my nam is sam iam 31 withe androginic alopicia ..i have hair los at level of type 7 ..i want to make hair transplantation ..but my hair loss is too large to cover ..so i dont know haw the results will be .but l heard about the tecnic with body hair transplat …i have a lot of hair in my chest ..so my qustion is …this method exeist ..can i do this .???? Hope ur answer

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    • Monir

      Hi Doc,

      I’m 44 years old I’ve lost all my frontal hair.
      I’ve also noticed that on the sides there are patches of hair lost.
      Now just want to understand more on the procedure are you regrowing our own hair?
      So it grows as normal !
      Or is it transplant where you plant hair !
      How do you maintain it does it look real.
      Also cost please .
      Thank you

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    • Faysal Yusuf

      all l want to know is how much l would need to pay for a the little bald patch and the hairline im recieving . 21 year old l really don’t feel any good about it because l’m the first one in my family that have lost his hair so early .

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    • Jay

      I am not 100% percent of the type of hair lost but I think it is type 4 and possibly type 5 starting. Thinning is noticeable now on the crown. My question is how far ahead do I have to make a schedule appointment for 3 day procedure done? I am in USA.
      Thank you
      Jay

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    • ymer

      Bonjour docteur
      J’ai 63 ans je suis du type 5, quel serai le coût pour un transplant efficace
      Merci de votre réponse

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    • Simeon

      Hello. I am 26 years old and my hair loss state fluctuates betwixt stages 4-5. I was already subjected to a medical check and the doctor determined that I am going to need around 4500 grafts. Would you please give me information regarding the price that relates to my personal hair loss condition?
      Thank you much in advance!

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    • Amir

      Hi,

      I’m a male who will become 40 later this year. I have experienced quite drastic hair loss going from a type 1-2 in 2012-2013 to a type 5-6 in the last 12 months. Please can you provide me with a transparent cost estimation for the procedure and the healing time?

      Kindest regards

      AJ

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      • Maral Klinik

        Your question has been replied privately.

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    • Thembani

      Hi

      My name is Thembani , I am 30 years of age and I am bald( stage 5).I am from South Africa would like to know how much it will cost me for a hair transplant and how long will the hole process take.

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    • Dave

      Hi Doc.. I am 52 years old and I have type 7 hair loss… I have been using hair unit for so many years. Please advise me through your email.. I have hairs from my breast and beard. Is it possible to serve as donors?. Thank you
      Dave

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    • Luciano

      Hello my name is Luciano and im 30 years old i have type 1 and 2 and i want to do the hair transplant if u want i can send you some pictures and u can see , my interest it will be when i can make a schedule for the operation and how much will cost me everything included medicin and treatment before and post operational , with regards Luciano

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    • Barau

      Hi, if i am at stage 4 to 5, how much does it cost to get hair back on top my head and crown

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      • Maral Klinik

        Your question has been replied privately.

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    • Sher Nourzai

      I am 24 years, and it seems like i am at tip 4 where my temple is slowly receding but mainly i am losing hair on my crown ariea (top of head) as my hear is really thin. I have only noticed real hair loss in the lost 12 months . i know if dont do nothing about it , i will look worse and my crown area will be completely bold, now it is just thin. I havent seen a doctor regarding this yet but just need your honest advice .

      Thanks

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    • bahar

      Hello,
      I am 33 years old and I am facing hair loss type 2(I can provide pictures ), my hair count is decreasing. can i have hair transplant and treatment at this time and how much it will cost?

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      • Maral Klinik

        Your question has been replied privately.

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    • John

      I have type 1 and i am black it is possible for me to get a hair transplant

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    • muhyadin ali

      Hii my name is Ali im 32 I have type 6 bold so can you pls tell me how much im planning to get my ticket to istanpul

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    • Byron

      Hi,

      I am between phases 3 and 4 and am currently 32years of age. I’m still experiencing shedding which is working its way back to my crown. Will be seeking treatment either March or April next year. Any more advice and information please?

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