Does Testosterone Really Cause Hair Loss?
Men spend a lot of time focusing on the benefits of testosterone – like a strong libido, muscle development, sexual potency, and maintaining strength. But testosterone is not all good when it comes to the male image. Indirectly, this hormone is responsible for causing male pattern baldness. Hair loss treatments like Profollica are designed to block the harmful effects of testosterone.
How Testosterone Causes Baldness
Testosterone isn’t really the guilty party when it comes to hair loss. Rather, hair loss occurs when an enzyme (5-alpha reductase) turns testosterone into a different chemical called dihydrotestosterone (DHT for short).
DHT is mostly found in the scalp and the prostate. In both of these areas, it has a detrimental effect. The DHT will make hair follicles weaken and eventually die. DHT is only found in certain areas of the scalp which is why male pattern baldness occurs just on the crown of the head – not the sides. DHT is also very dangerous because it makes enlarges the prostate. Enlarged prostate (also called benign prostatic hyperplasia) has annoying symptoms like urinary urgency. Even though Profollica baldness treatment is designed to stop hair loss, it can also help prevent enlarged prostate.
About 5% of testosterone gets converted into DHT. While testosterone isn’t the cause of baldness, men with high testosterone levels are likely to have much more DHT and experience baldness earlier. Note that not all men inherit the “baldness gene”, meaning that their scalps are not so sensitive to the effects of DHT. But nearly all men can expect hair thinning from DHT as they age.
If you want to prevent or treat male pattern baldness, then you need to battle DHT. Since testosterone is such an important hormone, blocking testosterone is not a feasible option. However, it is safe and relatively easy to block 5-alpa reductase, the enzyme which turns testosterone into DHT.
There is an FDA approved drug available for treating baldness called Propecia (finasteride). The problem with this drug is that it works against the body’s natural mechanisms and can cause some unwanted side effects. While serious side effects are rare, “unserious” side effects like impotence, low libido and ejaculation disorders are very common. Upwards of 20% of Propecia users will experience these side effects!
Instead of risking a chemical approach, you can battle DHT naturally with Profollica. It is one of the few natural baldness treatments which really works. Profollica consists of a daily supplement which helps increase hair production while blocking DHT. It also has a gel which gets applied to the scalp to directly fight DHT and boost your hair quality.
Both the natural treatment Profollica and the drug Propecia can get great results in about 3 months. Since the results are so similar but Profollica doesn’t cause side effects, we strongly recommend that you go the natural route before trying Propecia. Like its drug counterpart, Profollica will give best results if used right when baldness begins. But even men with advanced balding can benefit with regrown, thicker hair.