Male Pattern Baldness
A Condition That Frustrates the Lives of Millions of Men
Are you experiencing signs of hair loss?
Do you have thinning hair and are frustrated that it won’t stop?
Have you been told that hair loss runs in your family?
Well, you might have male pattern baldness, which is hereditary, but you can do something about it!
Male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss for men, affecting over half of all men over the age of 50 to some extent. The age at which the condition strikes is variable, with around three in ten men experiencing some hair loss by the time they reach the age of 30.
Causes of men’s hair loss
Male pattern baldness is hereditary, which means that it derives from the genes a man has inherited. It is linked to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, which is created from the male hormone, testosterone. When a man produces too much DHT, his sensitive hair follicles shrink, resulting in the production of shorter and finer hair strands. Over time, the affected hair follicles become unable to produce new hair strands, resulting in visible hair loss.
Characteristics of men’s hair loss
Male pattern baldness generally starts with thinning of the hair at the sides and top of the scalp, which forms an M-shape pattern of hair growth. Gradually, the hair becomes thinner and finer, creating a U-shape pattern of hair growth around the sides of the head. In some men, the hair continues to thin, leaving the scalp completely bald within as little as five years.
Some men are accepting of their hair loss and do not feel the need to seek treatment for the condition. However, others feel emotional distress and wish to seek men’s hair loss solutions to restore their self-esteem.
Men who have inherited the genes for male pattern baldness will continue to lose their hair. However, treatments can help to slow down the process. For men in the beginning stages of male pattern baldness, there are two hair loss treatments available. Laser Hair Loss Treatment is one option, which uses a low level laser to stimulate hair follicles.
Alternative treatment options are available as well. Transitions has a non-surgical hair replacement solution for men with extensive hair loss. Transitions Hair Systems can be customized to the individual and looks, feels, and acts like your own hair. To learn more about Transitions hair systems click here.