Male Pattern Baldness Treatment

Male pattern baldness treatment from the finest salon for men in West Des Moines

If you have noticed your hair thinning or hairline receding, you may be concerned about male pattern baldness. For the most effective, cutting-edge treatments come to Signature Male Salon and Day Spa, the premier West Des Moines men salon.

Male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is the leading cause of hair loss in men. Although it is primarily an inherited condition, it is triggered by a natural biochemical reaction. It begins with testosterone which enters hair follicles through the androgen receptors. The naturally occurring enzyme, 5AR, converts testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone). With prolonged exposure to DHT, hair follicles can decrease in size and become less active.New hairs become increasingly thin, because the size of the shaft is determined by the size of the follicle. As the condition progresses, follicles eventually quit producing new hairs. Some areas of your scalp are most sensitive to DHT and will be the first to respond. This creates the recognizable pattern of receding hairline, which will continue to proceed without treatment.1
Simple oral medications can effectively reduce the production of DHT. In the early stages of male pattern baldness, this can be sufficient to stop or reverse hair loss.There is a wide range of options including:

  • Topical serums such as minoxidil are specially formulated to open the hair follicles and stimulate the active growth phase. They work to stop hair loss and encourage the growth of full, healthy hair.
  • Laser therapy stimulates growth and improves scalp circulation. The increased blood flow delivers more protein and nutrients to developing hairs making them fuller and healthier.
  • Surgical transplants can be an effective treatment for advanced stages.

If you have male pattern baldness, there is no need to feel insecure about your appearance, or hide it under a hat. You may be uncomfortable seeking treatment for baldness from a “beauty shop” hair salon, in the company of predominantly female clients. When you come to Signature Male Salon and Day Spa, your West Des Moines men’s salon, you will feel at ease in a masculine, comfortable environment. You can feel confident in the care of experts who are trained and experienced in men’s hair problems.

If you are ready to regain your youthful appearance and confidence, call us today!