Beckham is no stranger to the spotlight, but this time it’s his hair which has become a talking point. When taking to the stage at an event in Hong Kong as an insurance firm ambassador, Beckham not only appears to have dyed his hair, but it appears noticeably thicker too.
So, could Beckham have undergone a hair loss treatment to tackle male pattern baldness?
What’s behind Beckham’s thicker locks?
Experts have claimed Beckham’s thicker looking locks could be down to a number of different hair loss treatments. Hair thickening fibres, thickening shampoo and advanced tricho pigmentation are just some of the treatments which could be responsible for helping him to regain a thicker head of hair.
On the one hand, it’s great that stars like Beckham are pushing issues such as male pattern baldness into the spotlight. The condition is extremely common, with the majority of men succumbing to androgenetic alopecia at some time in their lives. However, on the other hand, the criticism Beckham has faced over potentially seeking treatment is disappointing.
While we’ve come a long way to understanding and accepting hair loss, there is still a long way to go before men can truly feel comfortable talking about the problem and seeking treatment.
Understanding male pattern baldness
Male pattern baldness is a genetic form of hair loss, caused by a follicular sensitivity to a male hormone, and it is experienced by most men in their lifetime. The hair starts to thin, before falling out on the top of the scalp. The back and sides typically remain, though there is a possibility you could go completely bald.
There is no cure for the condition, but there are plenty of treatments on offer. The question is, which ones actually work?
Male hair loss treatment options available
Google male hair loss and there is a staggering amount of treatments being offered online, over the counter and in clinic. Most of them do not work and finding the right one for you will largely depend upon the severity of the condition.
For early hair loss, there are two main clinically proven treatments, known as Minoxidil and Finasteride, that work as topical treatments. You can buy Minoxidil over the counter, while Finasteride is provided via prescription. These treatments can slow down or halt hair thinning for many men but only work as long as you keep using them and can’t reverse hair loss once the follicles have stopped producing hairs.
For moderate thinning, laser treatment can help. While you can buy laser treatment devices to use at home, these aren’t as strong as the ones used by qualified hair specialists. This means you won’t receive the same level of results. So, if you are interested in laser treatment, it’s best to have it done professionally.
Finally, hair restoration surgery is the only long-term solution for hair loss. As long as you have plenty of donor hairs on the side or back of the scalp, a transplant could restore permanent hair loss.020 7580 8356