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Balding / Hair Regeneration

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Male hair loss, otherwise known as Androgenic Alopecia or male pattern baldness, is caused by the effect of the male hormones, called androgens, on genetically predisposed hair follicles (passed down the family tree). For those who are prone to hair loss, within these genetically programed hair follicles the male hormone ‘testosterone’ is converted into the androgen ‘Dihydrotestosterone’, or ‘DHT’, by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. It is the effect of this DHT that inhibits the growth of new hair cells, which in turn leads to male hair loss and in many cases, eventual baldness.

The MasterDerm’s exclusive MasterHair treatment protocols individually prescribed combination hair loss treatment courses for male hair loss have two main purposes. Firstly to block the DHT hormone (the cause of male hair loss) from reaching and destroying vulnerable hair follicles and secondly to stimulate and increase the blood circulation that is crucially needed to feed and nurture the existing hair follicles that are prone to the effects of male hair loss. Without a good blood circulation the hair follicles will gradually shrink and die.

Male hair loss is confined to the area at the top of the head and that is why men who go bald are often left with hair only at the sides and back of their heads. Why these hair follicles are left completely unaffected by male hair loss and the hairs on the top of the head are sensitive to DHT is one of the mysteries of life not yet solved.

These two diagrams represent the different stages of alternative patterns of male hair loss.