Hair loss affects both men and women and laser hair treatment is one of the modern therapies commonly used by people all over the world to both replace and stimulate follicles for new growth or removal to get rid of unwanted hair. Male pattern hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia, is common in men, affecting about 40% of the world’s male population by age 40 and about 50% by the age of 50. This condition begins to occur in some men in their early twenties and can lead to hidden psychological security emotions and problems.
Successful results through laser hair treatment have been reported consistently around the world for a number of years now and as this does affect mainly men with hair loss occuring, most of the studies have been done on those with male pattern hair loss. A man can inherit this trait from his mother’s or his father’s side of the family, it is genetically programmed so to speak. There are more and more solutions for the regular male pattern baldness being developed by scientists and doctors throughout the world on a daily basis.
Other types of hair loss that affect both men and women of all ages include the stress of an illness or major surgery, medications such as chemotherapy, blood thinners, excessive doses of vitamin A, anti-depressants and diseases such as diabetes. Those who have thick bodily hair in places they would rather not have it, commonly on the back, shoulders and neck, may have it permanently removed by laser surgery. Before any decisions are made by someone suffering from loss or for removal it is important to consult a doctor first. Your doctor is the best source of information about whether laser hair treatment will be the correct solution for you.