The Ultimate Guide to Male Pattern Baldness Solutions in London

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Adam Bennet

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Avoiding parties has become your ritual now, taking less interest in getting clicked and feeling abrupt about your appearance is the reality that has hit you hard – Male pattern baldness. It is believed that in the UK around half of all men over 50 suffer from receding hairline (The very first grade in the cycle of male pattern baldness).  

Male pattern baldness comes from the pattern of hair loss that men often experience. Male pattern baldness is also termed to be known as ‘androgenic/androgenetic alopecia’ or simply ‘male hair loss’.

Frequently, male pattern baldness starts with a receding hairline, followed by a gradual thinning of the hair and then widespread hair loss. 

If you are the one who is suffering from male pattern baldness and thinking about what to do and why then this blog is definitely going to be your in-hand supportive partner, read till the end!

What is male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldness is a type of hair loss. This type of hair loss affects people assigned to males at birth. It is a common condition that affects 1 in every two 2 men over 40 years of age.

What are the common Solutions to Male Pattern Baldness?

It is nowhere mentioned that it is impossible to cure male pattern baldness( Male hair loss). There are solutions available in the market that have proven to be successful in some or the other way, come let us talk about those solutions in detail, 

Hair transplantation

Hair transplantation is a surgical process that simply involves taking hair from the sides and back of the head and planting it in the areas where there is no hair. This process is long-lasting and comes with a lasting solution for hair loss but has a huge risk factor.

The risks involved are

  • No guarantee on if the hair will grow back
  • Scalp infection
  • It will ask for a longer recovery period

1. Medications


Minoxidil was originally designed for hypertension. But then in 1987, scientists developed a topical minoxidil solution that is purely used for treating hair loss in males. 

Minoxidil is a form of treatment to cure hair loss or hair thinning, there are two ways available to use minoxidil: Topical and oral, those who cannot tolerate Topical minoxidil on the scalp-skin are instructed to use that orally. 

The drawbacks of Minoxidil

  • Burning sensation on scalp
  • Scalp irritation
  • Dizziness ( On oral consumption)
  • Swelling of throat ( On oral consumption)


Testosterone is present in all men and it is also converted in DHT for short. What DHT does do? It contributes to the formation of male characteristics, apart from that it does come with negative points such as hair loss in those who are genetically susceptible.

 In there, finasteride will come and work as a safeguard that blocks the testosterone from being converted into DHT, by doing this you will protect your scalp from the damage caused by DHT and your hair follicles then will reach the stage of growth.

Consequences of finasteride

  • Dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a sitting position

2. PRP treatment

PRP is a treatment that uses your own blood to treat hair loss. It is a less time-consuming process and also asks for a little less time for recovery & promotes new hair growth too.

The side effects of PRP

  • Nerve damage
  • Bleeding on the scalp
  • Skin discoloration

Non-surgical hair replacement

No surgeries, no blood tests, no medications – get the full head of hair instantly with a nonsurgical hair replacement system, no risk, and no commitment involved.

Wigs: Enjoy a full head of hair. It is available to suit almost every hair type texture and comes with a fully customizable option.

Toupees –  A small wig or hair system that is used to cover up the bald area on your scalp. Toupees come in real and synthetic forms of hair, you can choose the form as per your preference.

Set of advantages and disadvantages


  • Instant results
  • No risk
  • Fully customizable
  • Excellent convenience


  • Expensive ( It uses realistic bases) ( but cheaper than hair transplant)
  • Not a permanent solution
  • Asks for timely maintenance

How to Choose the best option for your male pattern baldness?

1. Seek an advice from a hair specialist

Now that you are aware of what are the available solutions to treat male pattern baldness, the time is to understand the level of hair loss you have, consult a hair specialist with the same concern and they will guide you with the grade of hair loss you and solution keeping in mind all your preferences and allergies.

2. Evaluate side effects ( Be it medication or hair transplant )

Now that you have advice on hand, the next step is to understand the side effects of each of the options available. If you are going ahead with medications, check the risks associated, the same is the case with hair transplants. Whereas nonsurgical hair replacement does not come with any heavy side effects. 

This will give you an accurate idea before finalizing anything. 

3. Research the effectiveness of the chosen treatment

If you are going ahead with medications check the reviews and results to get a clear idea and if you are going ahead with a hair transplant strictly check the success rate and all other parameters associated with the same. 

4. Consider your budget and financial condition

Saying yes to a hair transplant comes with its cost as a hair transplant requires multiple sessions and aftercare maintenance as well. Nonsurgical hair replacement is associated with its maintenance cost and salon visits too as and when required. 

With medications comes a long-term commitment & usage of about 8-10 months, so consider your budget first and then choose your way. 

5. Understand your lifestyle and routine

Choose a treatment that matches your lifestyle. Consider factors such as the time commitment required, ease of use, and whether the treatment fits into your daily routine or not. 

Where to Find Male Pattern Baldness Solutions in London

Setting your mind on non-surgical hair replacement? Great! 

Time to visit IHS London as they have an effective nonsurgical hair replacement solution for male pattern baldness. IHS London offers a wide and personalized set of services along with a team of experienced professionals, IHS London has the expertise in non-surgical hair replacement solutions along with modern facilities and a commitment to client satisfaction that makes them a trusted choice for addressing male pattern baldness effectively.

Whether it’s restoring a receding hairline or addressing thinning crown areas, IHS London provides hair systems that enhance confidence and promote natural-looking results.


This ultimate guide highlights the range of advanced treatments available to treat male pattern hair loss, from hair transplants to non-surgical hair replacement systems. Decide based on what suits you & your lifestyle the best because in the end that matters the most! 

If you are planning to go ahead with nonsurgical hair replacement, consider getting the guidance from IHS London, they will assist you from the basics and will take you to the solution that is designed only for you. 

Empower your individuality and reclaim your confidence!

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Adam Bennet

Adam Bennet is a Certified Trichologist at IHS Hair replacement with over 21 years of Unbeatable experience. Throughout his remarkable career, he has successfully completed an impressive 8000 hair replacement systems. Adam is dedicated to transforming lives and boosting self-confidence so that one can live with all the pride and confidence. Adam Bennet has served over 800 satisfied clients and still-counting, while helping them get their natural appearance and emotions back with all the pride and confidence.

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