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Male and Female Hair Loss


Male and Female Hair Loss

Hair Loss affects both men and women; genetically their hair loss is exactly the same. However, there a slight differences between male and female pattern hair loss. Firstly, where their hair loss is affected, Men usually start having a receding hairline and thinning hair around the crown area. Whereas women start thinning hair around the centre of the scalp.

When it comes to male balding, research says that in around 80% of cases the hair loss is hereditary. This means that if somebody in the family experiences male pattern baldness, then it is likely that their male descendants will too. However, with female hair loss just 30% of cases are thought to be hereditary. Women can still use their parents and grandparents as an indicator of whether they may experience hair loss, but it is less likely to be passed through the genes than it is with men.  Some of the biggest differences between male and female hair loss are the aggravating factors and causes. Although both men and women can experience thinning hair for similar reasons (stress, poor diet, etc.), there are many aggravating factors that are different. As an example, female hair loss is common when there is an imbalance of hormones, such as during the menopause. Even child birth and breast feeding can cause hair loss in some cases.

HairMax LaserComb and LaserBand

These lasers are safe to use and treat hair loss effectively and stimulate hair growth in men and women. HairMax LaserCombs and LaserBands are easy to use, is a non-drug treatment and are used only three times a week. There are no reported side effects.

Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a topical drug hair loss treatment for both men and women. Minoxidil is applied to the scalp twice a day or fourteen times a week to stimulate hair growth. Adverse side effects may occur.

Finasteride

Finasteride (Propecia) is an oral drug taken once a day or seven times a week for treatment of Male pattern hair loss. This must not be used by females and certain sexual side effects have been reported. HairMax lasers stimulates hair growth, reverses the thinning process, awakens dormant hair follicles and increasing density and fullness.

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