How to Stop / Prevent Balding in Men
While modern medicine still struggles to find a way to stop and prevent male pattern baldness - the most common form of baldness in men - what has resulted in the effort is a range of treatments to control the symptoms of balding.
The other forms of baldness not associated with Androgentic Alopecia - like stress related baldness, therapy and drug-induced baldness, are reversible, so there are times where treatment is unnecessary.
The first important thing to do when you notice signs of balding and hair loss is to take better care of hair - be wary of the kind of brush you use as well as the shampoos, lotions and creams that you generally apply, as many of these can harm your hair and scalp.
Consulting a competent hair restoration specialist or hair expert will help determine the exact cause and the proper mode of treatment for hair loss.
A proper diet, medication and lifestyle regimen does go a long way in controlling hair loss. Topical applications like Minoxidil and Finasteride are generally prescribed for baldness and they seem to make a difference in 20-25% of males using them. Unfortunately, side effects have been noticed over the long run.
Natural herbal supplements like Procerin which combine DHT blockers and a lot of vitamins, extracts and minerals have also shown good results without the side effects.
At the extreme end, we have treatments that involve surgery, like hair transplantation, scalp reduction and tissue expansion. These procedures involve pain, expense and time.