Male pattern baldness has been a confidence-draining issue for men for decades. Most commonly associated with old age, the condition is largely genetic, meaning there’s very little men can actually do about it in terms of prevention.
However, while you may not be able to stop it happening, there are treatments out there that can help to disguise and cover up the hair loss.
In fact, the hair loss industry is now worth an estimated £1.5 billion per year, with a plethora of products out there all claiming to help. Below we’ll look at some of the most established and effective solutions available.
Embracing your male pattern baldness
Before we jump into the treatments available, the first thing you might want to try out is embracing your new-found baldness.
There’s actually a very successful website set up for men suffering from male pattern baldness, known as “Bald Attraction”. Its goal is to help men of all ages embrace being bald and become a “winner in life”.
It’s certainly the cheaper and less stressful option. But what if you can’t, or don’t want to, embrace your receding hairline?
Effective hair loss solutions
If you’re struggling to come to terms with male pattern baldness, there are some great treatment options available. As mentioned earlier, the hair loss industry is worth £1.5 billion, meaning there’s a LOT of products and solutions out there.
However, the majority of these aren’t effective. So are there any genuine treatments you can try out? Absolutely! If the hair’s just started receding or thinning, medications such as Minoxidil can help slow it down. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, SMP is a fantastic option.
SMP covers up balding patches via a specialist tattoo method. Thousands of tiny ink pigments are inserted into the scalp, leaving behind a seriously realistic looking shaved head.
The treatment you opt for will depend upon the severity of the problem. It’s also worth seeing a doctor to double check the hair loss is down to male pattern baldness and not an underlying heath problem.