One topic that is well documented in the professional bodybuilding and powerlifting community is premature hair loss or balding as a result of anabolic steroid use.

It is generally believed in the medical field that the primary factor in premature balding in people that use anabolic steroids is elevated DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels. There are many other factors that come into play such as an already existing predisposition for hair loss due to genetics, the frequency of use, dosage, etc. It should be noted that fortunately not everyone that uses anabolic steroids will experience hair loss or thinning. Current studies suggest that the people that are most affected already have a genetic predisposition for thinning hair. In these cases, however, the use of anabolic steroids and the resulting elevated DHT levels can accelerate the process dramatically. Regardless of the root (no pun intended) cause, the problem is a difficult one and can create a lot of undue anxiety and self-consciousness.

The commonly used treatment for hair loss of this kind is a “stack” or mixture of supplements or prescriptions. These stacks can include everything from DHT blockers to Resveratrol to medications such as Finasteride or Propecia. Many athletes will also use these in conjunction with a hair loss shampoo such as Rogaine or something similar. Finding the right combination of these products and medications can be challenging as everyone obviously has different genetics and will respond to them in different ways. Once you have found the right combination you may be able to slow or even stop the hair loss process completely. Unfortunately, this regimen can be cost prohibitive for a lot of people with some athletes spending anywhere from $200.00 to as much as $300.00 per month on anti hair loss supplements and medications.

The good news is there is a new procedure available that provides instant results and requires absolutely no supplements, medications or a costly daily regimen. The procedure is called Scalp Micro Pigmentation or SMP. SMP is the process of precisely implanting pigment directly into the dermal layer of the scalp which will replicate hair follicles in a way that is so hyper-realistic that it is nearly indistinguishable from actual hair follicles even under magnification. The procedure is relatively painless and provides permanent results and requires absolutely zero upkeep or maintenance. For more information visit our Website or contact Alpha Micropigmentation in Las Vegas to speak with one of the owners who will be happy to explain the process to you and how the procedure can meet your individual needs.