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Why do Men Lose Their Hair in the First Place?

Traditionally, male pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia is caused by an androgen called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). However, modern day hair loss is much more complex. Along with DHT, several other factors such as lifestyle (stress, poor nutrition), illnesses and the environment are exaggerating this AND inducing an early onset. As a result, all over the world, men are losing hair at a much younger age than the generations before.

Why do Men Lose Their Hair in the First Place?
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What is the Pattern of Hair Loss?

Androgenic Alopecia pattern in men often begins at the temples and sometimes the vertex or crown of the head, resulting in a receding hairline and/or a bald patch, and eventually progressing to complete baldness.

It is important to note that male pattern hair loss is progressive and if not treated, it will progress further down the stages. Most men start thinning in their early twenties and progress down the scale pretty rapidly.

The good news: Hair Loss is preventible. The great news - If treated early, it’s reversible.

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Identify Your Stage on This Chart. Please Note Hair Loss up to Stage 4 Can be Treated at Home.


What Treatment Solutions are Available?

A number of treatments are available for male pattern hair loss. We have listed the ones that are backed by science, clinical trials, and research.

Plant-Based Scalp Cleansers

Plant-based scalp cleansers offer a natural alternative to conventional shampoos, gently removing buildup while nurturing hair health. Infused with botanical extracts like aloe vera and tea tree oil, they soothe the scalp, reducing irritation and promoting a balanced environment for hair growth. Free from harsh chemicals, these cleansers maintain the scalp's natural oils, leaving hair refreshed, revitalized, and contributing to long-term hair health and vitality.

DHT Blocker: Finasteride or Natural

Finasteride is an oral medication that is FDA approved only for men. It works by slowing hair loss in 83% of men by reducing the plasma levels of DHT to approximately 64%. However, stopping the medication usually means a return of hair loss symptoms. Additionally, the medication must be taken for at least three months and up to one year before results are witnessed.

Unlike their pharmaceutical counterparts, Natural DHT blockers are reported to have no known side effects. For those seeking to maintain their hair health and growth without the risk of potential side effects, DHT blockers present a favorable option. Our specialized DHT blocker is available at an approximate monthly cost of $39, making it an affordable and side effect-free alternative.

Minoxidil or Plant-Based Growth Serums:

Minoxidil is FDA approved to treat pattern male and female pattern hair loss in men and women, . i.e. androgenetic alopecia or AGA. It appears to convert vellus hairs, which are sho rt, fine body hair to terminal hairs – fully developed “regular” hairs; it also appears to normalize the hair follicle, and to increase the “growth phase” of hair follicles. It is mostly applied topically on the scalp in foam, liquid or cream form. Minoxidil takes four months to one year to produce visible results. Hair loss often reoccurs when you stop taking the medication.

Hair serums represent a drug-free alternative to minoxidil, an established treatment for hair growth. These serums play a crucial role in hair care by nourishing the scalp. They boost blood circulation in the scalp, facilitating nutrient delivery to the hair follicles.


Dutasteride is a prescription oral medication.It is also a DHT Blocker similar to Finasteride, and it also induces similar sexual side effects in women.It is not FDA approved. However it has been approved for treatment of pattern hair loss in several other countries, and can be prescribed off-label in the United States.


A prescription medication, which can be used to treat female pattern hair loss. Spironolactone may be taken as an oral pill, or applied topically. It works to combat hair loss by inhibiting production of androgen hormones including DHT. Spironolactone is not FDA approved for treatment of hair loss but can be prescribed off-label. It should not be used by men.

Hair Neutraceuticals

Hair Neutraceuticals and vitamins are designed to supply essential nutrients to hair follicles through the bloodstream, promoting healthy hair growth. They do this by ensuring that the hair follicles receive the necessary nourishment they require. Importantly, hair vitamins are known for their lack of any significant side effects. This makes them a safe and convenient choice for individuals looking to maintain or enhance their hair health.

Low-Level-Laser Therapy (LLLT):

Also known as Low-Level-Light Therapy, Photobiomodulation Therapy, cold laser therapy, or laser hair therapy. LLLT is an effective, safe, and versatile treatment for pattern hair loss in both men and women. Uniquely, LLLT does not involve drugs or surgery, is not associated with any serious adverse side effects, and can be used in combination with all other hair-loss treatments. More than 12 clinical trials and 300 research papers have been conducted on LLLT’s benefits, and there are more than 25 brands selling LLLT devices for hair growth. This makes LLLT the most studied and well-proven hair loss treatment in the world. Many medical hair loss professionals use laser hair therapy as an indispensable component of their treatment plan.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP/PRF/Exosomes):

A newer procedure for treatment of hair loss, performed in the doctor's office. PRP involves taking a small sample of blood, processing it to isolated certain cells (platelets), and re-injecting this solution into the patient's scalp. PRP is minimally invasive, generally painless, takes under an hour to complete, and can be effective in both men and women. Although research on PRP is still ongoing it is thought to promote hair re-growth via release of growth factors from the platelet cells. Other treatments such as injection of stem cells, or stromal vascular fraction may promote hair growth via a similar mechanism.

Hair Transplant Surgery:

A surgical procedure that involves moving healthy hair follicles from the back of the head to areas which are thinning or balding. This is a popular treatment option for men, as many of them experience hair thinning and balding at much younger ages. If carried out properly, this surgery may produce dramatic results. However, this procedure is usually carried out 2-3 times and is extremely expensive for most people. It may also cause discomfort, inflammation, and an increased risk of infection for those undergoing the surgery.

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LLLT is the most recommended at-home hair growth solution by physicians. How does it work?

Low Level Light Therapy improves the nutrient supply to hair follicles and improves the cellular-level metabolism. LLLT helps push the hair from Telogen to Anagen phase, prolonging the Anagen Phase. As a result - the miniaturization process is reversed. NOT only does more hair grow out of each follicle, but the density, thickness and quality of each hair strand are improved.

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Act now, before it's too late

Early to medium stages of hair loss can be treated successfully and even reversed with HairSmart clinically proven systems. Find out which HS system is right for you.

Backed by World-Renown Physicans and Experts

Our products and treatments are used by patients and physicians alike including these world-renown and well-respected physicians.


Dr. Roy Stoller, MD, FACS

"Low level laser therapy is the most critical treatment to help treat DHT related hair loss. HairSmart makes good quality laser caps and their service is excellent."


Dr.Jonathan Huber, MD

"Laser therapy is key to growing hair. We recommend them for every hair transplant patient and non-surgical patients."


Dr. Stanley Okoro, MD, MBA, F.A.C.S.

"HairSmart is a very robust comprehensive hair growth program! Many of my patients have seen dramatic results on it."


Dr.Judy Corbett, MD, FACOG

"My son and my head NP have both seen visible results with HairSmart. The laser cap with the products absolutely work. Highly recommend."


Dr. Piyush Kumar, MD

"We use the laser cap and the natural supplements in all our locations and the feedback is very promising."


Dr. Anthony Mollura, MD

"HairSmart laser caps and supplements are good quality and my patients are happy with the results and the price point."


Dr. Vineeta Keswani, MD

"We believe wholeheartedly in the comprehensive approach of HairSmart and we offer it to all our women with female pattern hair loss."


Dr. Ronald Shapiro, MD

"HairSmart laser caps and supplements are good quality and my patients are happy with the results and the price point."