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Is Excessive Sebum Buildup Causing My Hair Loss - How Can I Treat Baldness? - Monday, April 07, 2008

Question:

I am just 27 years old and my hair has been falling out for 5 years. In my scalp, there is too much sebum and dead skin cells. Does this cause male pattern baldness (MPB)? Or is there any other reason for this? My hair loss pattern seems to be that of which is indicated by MPB. Please tell me how to find the cause and what is the best solution for it. Please tell me that really can successfully treat for
MPB?

Answer:

Before recommending a proper hair loss treatment, the first step is to find out the reason you are losing hair.  Therefore I recommend consulting with a dermatologist who can examine your scalp and perform other tests to help you determine the cause of your condition.

Excessive sebum build up can be the cause of some temporary hair loss but is not the cause of genetic male pattern baldness.  If your condition is caused by excessive sebum buildup, there are a number of shampoos and other treatments that could help with this condition which should stimulate hair growth.  However, if your alopecia is genetic, in my opinion, Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) work best to treat baldness.  Reasonable expectations however, must be developed and maintained as neither of these are a hair loss cure.  But when used in combination with one another, you have the greatest chance to stimulate hair regrowth.

Bill Seemiller - Managing Publisher of the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.

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