Male pattern baldness is a common type of hair loss that occurs in men. Each hair strand has its own growth cycle. When any of the factors that cause male pattern baldness affects an individual, this reflects the growth cycle of hair strands and the hair follicle begins to shrink. This result in thinning of hair and produce only short strands of hair. Over time the hair growth is stopped completely resulting in baldness.

Causes of male pattern baldness

There are several factors that can cause male pattern baldness including:

  1. Genetics
  2. Age
  3. Hormones
  4. Nutritional deficiencies
  5. Use of anticoagulants, or blood thinners
  6. Scalp infections
  7. Other psychological conditions


Losing hair from the crown of the head indicates chances for developing male pattern baldness. Some may have a single bald spot while others have their hair strands thinning to outline an “M” shape. In worst cases, the thinning of hair continues to retreat until all of the hair is disappeared.

Treatments for male pattern baldness

With the advancement in laser technology, Low dose laser therapy is the new procedure that has been developed in the cosmetic industry. This procedure uses the light energy to stimulate the hair follicles to grow new hair from inactive or dormant hair follicles. Low dose laser therapy also known as the red light therapy is the most effective treatment to prevent hair loss and to restore healthy follicles to produce thick hair strands.

Low dose laser therapy for male pattern balding

Low dose laser therapy treatment is conducted with the help of Excimer, helium-neon and fractional erbium-glass lasers to emit a laser beam that can penetrate the scalp. Diodes emit light of wavelength 630-670 nanometers (red light) or infrared radiation is put into use to activate the dormant hair roots or follicles to grow new hair. Other scalp treatment and head massages that encourage blood circulation are also part of the therapy.

How does laser hair therapy work?

Each hair strand goes through three stages of growth cycle:
  1. The growth phase
  2. Resting phase
  3. Shedding phase

Low dose laser therapy increases the blood flow to the scalp and stimulates the hair follicles to grow new hair. The light energy acts on certain components and helps in releasing of energy and even distribution of oxygen and nutrients to the hair roots and aids in the growth of new hair. This results in hair growth on the top of the head and on the forehead hairline.

Advantages of low dose laser therapy for hair loss

  1. Low level laser therapy can be applied in both men and women
  2. No adverse effects
  3. Safe and painless
  4. Cost effective treatment option
  5. Minimal time

PRP for Hair Re-growth

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy involves injecting patients own platelets cells into targeted area to stimulate hair growth. Platelets are recognized and proved to activate stem cells of hair follicles. PRP therapy stimulates inactive hair follicles, and makes them active by inducing them into a growth phase.

Hair implantation method

During the hair implantation process, 6 to 10 inch skin strips are removed from the back of the head. The strips are then divided into many tiny grafts of individual hair. The prepared grafts are placed on the surgical site by creating slits in the area and inserting each graft in place. Each hair grafts are placed in a particular angle and depth directly into the thinning area that needs to be covered. Hair implantation is a minimal invasive procedure with a fast recovery period.

At Anew advanced aesthetic day care centre, we offer the best and latest treatment techniques for male pattern baldness from well qualified and experienced specialists and aesthetic surgeons to restore hair follicles and re-grow hair strands. To know more about treatments for male pattern baldness and treatment cost book an appointment now.

Authored By Dr. K Prem Anand - Facio Maxillary & Aesthetic Surgeon, Bangalore