Treatment for baldness: 3 real-life stories

These days, there are many ways of combating baldness, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, from the most original (to say the least) to the most professional.

It's not always easy to make sense of all these hair loss treatments. 

That's why only one question matters: what will the best solution to combat the effects of baldness for me ? Do I need a topical treatment? Should I have a hair transplant? Should I do both?

At the Centre Clauderer, we don't claim to offer a miracle solution that will make your hair grow back in just a few weeks. Drawing on over 50 years' experience, we offer a treatment that will efficient and sustainable for baldness, a treatment that will be adapted to each individual case, once the hair diagnosis has been made.

Not only a natural solution to baldness is possible, but it's still within reach: with hyper-concentrated formulas that have no side effects, Clauderer's anti-hair loss protocols are quick and easy to follow. The aim: to slow the progression of baldness and stimulate healthier hair growth.

To give you a clearer idea of how a baldness treatment at the Centre Clauderer works, here are 3 representative examples:

  • 3 different routes
  • 3 different degrees of baldness
  • 3 different treatments
  • 1 resultpositive and lasting effects for everyone.

In this article, we focus on the treatment of baldness in men; see our article on the treatment of baldness in women. here.

Here are three stories from three of our customers. Gabriel, Medhi and Antoine (their first names have been changed to respect their anonymity) are very different ages, but they have one thing in common: they all had symptoms of a hair loss in men and Clauderer provided them with a solution to combat their baldness. Satisfied with their experience, they gave Clauderer permission to tell the story of their "hair adventure".

GABRIEL - AGED 19 - EARLY ALOPECIA

GABRIEL'S HAIR
At the time of his first appointment, Gabriel had been losing over 100 hairs a day during his daily shampoo for 6 months. This hair loss problem is accompanied by severe seborrhoea and dandruff fat. Gabriel, haunted by his father's baldness and the fear of one day going bald, generates a great deal of stress. He finds it hard to concentrate on his lessons. He doesn't do sport any more, for fear of increasing the fall. Despite his young age, he is already considering a hair transplant.
THE DIAGNOSIS OF HIS SPECIALIST
The traction test confirms that a lot of hair is falling out. Nearly half the hair is missing from the front. The scalp skin is supple, but easily irritated. Microscopic examination revealed an aggravating factor: anxiety (stress) linked to hair loss.
HIS TREATMENT
Intense, for 4 months and for three minutes every day, to treat the three vital functions of your hair, i.e. cleanse your scalp, neutralise hair loss and the negative effect of androgens on your hair roots. At the same time, general advice: get back into sport to reduce nervous tension, reduce your consumption of red meat and dairy products in favour of fish and white meat. Reduce sweets if possible. Clauderer products: Lait n°1R, Sérum 6R and 7R alternately and Emulsion N°17 to combat greasy hair.
EVOLUTION OBSERVED
After 3 weeks, the dandruff has disappearedthe fall has already been significantly reduced. After 4 months, hair loss had stabilised at around 15 hairs per day and the regrowth to the expected results. To reinforce the results obtained, Gabriel continued the treatments at the same pace for a further 4 months to ensure that the hair took root even more firmly. Today, 4 years later, Gabriel continues to maintain his hair, but only twice a week. and He now only comes to the Centre twice a year for check-ups and to renew his programme. The new growth compensates well for the hair loss. If he remains vigilant and assiduous, he will avoid galloping baldness and will be able to keep most of his remaining hair without the need for a transplant.

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Gabriel: Root during diagnosis

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Gabriel: Root after 2 months

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Gabriel: Root after 4 months

MEDHI - AGED 30 - INCIPIENT ALOPECIA

MEDHI'S HAIR
The hair are refined, they are sparse on the vertex and the gulfs are slightly marked. His father and paternal grandfather kept their hair, but his maternal grandfather didn't have much left at 60. Over the last ten years or so, Medhi's hair has been slowly but surely receding. He admits that he has a complex about his hair and feels that everyone is noticing his incipient baldness. But he doesn't dare talk to anyone about it, and on the rare occasions when someone close to him has tried to broach the subject, he's always evaded the issue. Discreetly, almost in secret, he applied minoxidil for 8 months 2 years ago. Persistent scalp irritation forced him to stop the treatment.
HER SPECIALIST'S DIAGNOSIS
In the traction test, the hairs collected are of very different sizes. Examination of the scalp and microscopic analysis confirm that the vital functions of hair are disrupted by the negative action of DHT (androgens): sebum is overstretched, its elimination is insufficient and circulation is deficient. The result is progressive atrophy of the roots in fragile areas.
HIS TREATMENT
As with any initial treatment, it will last 4 months, with an initial check-up after the first 2 months to observe the development of the hair follicles. The main aim is to rebalance the hair's vital functions and compensate for the negative action of androgens. Medhi's recommended protocol: applications of Lait N°3 and Serum N°7R, followed by Emulsion N°21 for his daily shampoo. Like many people, Mehdi was initially a little reluctant to take the plunge, but clinical tests proving that Serum 7R's anti-androgenic action was faster and more radical than that of minoxidil convinced him. What's more, this serum has no side-effects that bother the scalp and is not habit-forming.
EVOLUTION OBSERVED
The hair loss has slowed down after three months. It practically disappeared in the weeks that followed. Around the fourth month, the regrowth have been more vigorous and have begun to restore volume to his hair. Medhi took charge of his hair at a time when it was still possible to act effectively, but he knows that the terrain is fragile and that he must remain attentive to his hair. The results he has achieved are not definitive, and regular maintenance treatments (Serum N°6R) are essential to maintain them and renew his new growth. The Clauderer solution suits him perfectly because he knows he can continue his programme for as long as he likes, without the risk of sudden hair loss if he stops his treatment (unlike minoxidil).

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Mehdi: Root during diagnosis

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Mehdi: Root after 4 months

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Mehdi: Root after 2 years

ANTOINE - AGED 52 - MODERATE ALOPECIA

ANTOINE'S HAIR
He never really saw them fall and never treated them either. Everything was very progressive, very diffuse, he can't remember no spectacular falleven when he was younger. Today, however, the results are there: his hair has thinned and become slightly sparse on the top of his head, as well as on his vertex, where a small bald patch is beginning to appear. Now in his fifties, Antoine has decided to consult a dermatologist. Can anything still be done?
HER SPECIALIST'S DIAGNOSIS
Yes, of course. We're not going to give him his teenage hair back, but he can easily keep the hair he still has on his head and improve its quality.
HIS TREATMENT
It is not very restrictive, but should be followed up regularly. The main aim is to relieve stiffness in the scalp, stimulate blood flow and provide local nutrients that the roots need to react. For Antoine, whose scalp is quite sensitive, Lait N°3R + Serum N°7R and Crème Lavante N°25 to nourish and strengthen his naturally fine, rather dry hair. We advise him to adopt a few healthy lifestyle habits: cut down on overly processed foods, and fill up on healthy fats, fruit and vegetables.
EVOLUTION OBSERVED
Alopecia has stabilised, from the very first months. Today, 2 years later, the baldness has not progressed any further and his hair is stronger including the most fragile areas such as the vertex. Antoine proved to be diligent and conscientious, and all the more motivated as he quickly noticed improvements. He visits the Centre twice a year for check-ups and to renew his products. He has become an "absolute fan" of Lait N°3R! He has two young sons, soon to be teenagers, and promises to keep an eye on their hair, "to give them every chance of success, right from the start".

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Antoine: Root during diagnosis

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Antoine : Racine after 4 months

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Antoine: Racine after 2 years

ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA IN BRIEF

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss It affects more than one in two adult males in Western countries. To varying degrees, of course. Some will be bald by the age of 30, while others will be only slightly 'bald' by their 60s, depending on the severity of the aggravating factors and any treatments undertaken.

Symptoms. The severity of the symptoms depends largely on the age at which they appear. When hair loss is noticeable from the end of puberty (see Gabriel's case), it is almost certain that baldness will set in before the age of 30, if the person concerned does nothing to treat it. To find out where you stand, take a look at theHamilton scale.

Location. Whether rapid or slow, the process of hair loss varies little from one man to another: it starts at the top (gulfs or forehead), reaches the vertex (tonsure) and the top of the head but preserves the nape of the neck. This description is schematic, of course, but you should find yourself in these standard stages of baldness around the lower part of the head.

Regrowth. The hair that falls out is replaced by hair that becomes thinner and shorter, until a fine, barely perceptible fuzz appears. In the terminal phase hair regrowth is no longer happening at all. This deterioration is spread over a variable period depending on the individual.

Origin androgenetic alopecia in men. Produced by the testicles and adrenal glands, androgens are the hormones responsible for the hair disorders that characterise androgenetic alopecia. This disorder is ofhereditary origin Baldness: at birth, newborn babies already carry the gene that is likely to cause them to develop baldness of varying degrees of severity later in life. The condition does not affect children, as androgen secretion only begins at puberty. It also spares eunuchs and castrated men, as this secretion is then artificially interrupted.

Mechanism. Normally, testosterone circulating in the blood binds to a protein that neutralises it. Only a tiny fraction can escape this metabolism, remain biologically active and reach the hair follicles via the papilla. It is then transformed by a local enzyme (5a-reductase) into a new hormone (DHT), which is the real cause of baldness.

What exactly happens? The growth phase of healthy hair usually extends over a period of two to four years, depending on the man. Here, stimulated by the influential enzyme, DHT will relentlessly activate the hair's growth rate, shortening its life and precipitating it too quickly into the hair loss phase.

Consequence: chain reactions... The diseased hair falls out before reaching its maximum length, giving way too quickly to new growth, which will itself have a shorter life. The papilla and cells of the hair follicle, under constant stress from this pathological acceleration, tend to atrophy. As their volume shrinks, they can no longer produce hair of normal diameter, which explains the fine fuzz mentioned above.

Role of sebum. Very often, the enzymatic action not only stimulates hair growth in an abnormal way, but also acts as a catalyst for the activity of the sebaceous gland, which in turn stimulates hair growth. accelerates the progressive shrinkage of capillary cells.

Here again, there is a chain reaction: too much sebum secretion stagnates in the hair follicle, thickening the scalp and preventing the blood vessels from carrying out the exchanges with the root that are necessary for hair renewal. What's more, sebaceous secretion contains fatty acids that irritate the skin and can cause dandruff.

What is still poorly explained
- Why is it that premature hair loss always spares the lower part of the head, leaving a crown of hair around the head, even in very tall bald people?

- Why is it that the androgens that transform facial hair into beard from puberty onwards can have the opposite effect on some scalps, transforming hair into down?

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Jean-François Cabos

Jean-François Cabos is the creator of a unique hair care method based on the research he coordinated, which led to the publication of the book "Cheveux, Racines de Vie" with Hélène Clauderer by Robert Laffont (Collection "Réponses/ Santé").

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