One of the primary reasons our male patrons visit Ms. Opal’s Wigs is due to the effects of male pattern balding (MPB), medically known as androgenic alopecia. This natural part of the aging process, although physically painless, is often emotionally disturbing to men, who view the thick hair they had in their teens and 20’s as a sign of youth and vitality.
The primary direct cause of MPB is an abundance of the chemical dihydrotestosterone, which is made from free testosterone in a man’s body. This chemical causes the hair follicles to shrink until they are too small to allow hair growth. Consequently, one treatment for MPB is to take a pill, such as Propecia, which binds to the enzyme that would otherwise convert testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. However, this treatment, like others designed to prevent hair loss, (such as Minoxidil, brand name “Rogaine”) is only good for as long as the treatments last. When you stop taking the pill or applying the cream, your hair begins to disappear again, sometimes even faster than before.
Consequently, one of the most popular treatments for MPB is the purchase of a wig or toupee. If you’re dealing with male pattern baldness, we invite you to stop by and view our selection of men’s wigs and toupees before committing to a lifetime of medication. We think you’ll be pleased with what you see and enjoy talking to our knowledgeable staff about the best solution for your needs. You can even call us at (561) 865-0330 to schedule an individual appointment in advance.