Prince HarryPrince William recently hit the headlines after meeting Wayne Rooney, for his interest in undergoing a hair transplant. It appears the prince is less than happy with his male pattern baldness and has jokingly said he wouldn’t mind trying out hair transplantation.

Now, it looks like brother Harry could soon be facing the same predicament.

It’s no surprise Harry has started to lose his hair at the age of 31. There is a strong family history of hair loss for the royals, so it was somewhat inevitable that the younger prince would follow in the footsteps of his brother and father. However, experts claim there is hope for Harry if he starts to take a clinically proven hair loss drug.

Could Finasteride stop hair loss in its tracks?

As Harry is only just starting to lose the hair on the crown of his head, experts claim the clinically proven drug Finasteride could help. The drug is known to really stop hair loss in its tracks, though it does not help it to regrow.

The drug is only used on men suffering with androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness as it is more frequently known. It’s said to offer up to 30% improvement over a period of six months. It’s also only effective for as long as it is taken. So if you were to stop taking the drug, the hair loss would continue.

What other treatments could Harry benefit from?

Harry, and in fact most men suffering from male pattern baldness, could also eventually benefit from a hair transplant. However, the procedure is largely recommended for men in their 30’s. After that it gets significantly more difficult to perform due to insufficient donor sites.

Therefore, another alternative could be SMP (Scalp MicroPigmentation). This tattoos the scalp, leaving behind a shaved style that disguises the problem.

If you’re worried about male pattern baldness, speak to your doctor or dermatologist. They will be able to point you in the right direction to the best treatment to fit your circumstances.

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