Hair Loss in Men
Hair loss in men can happen at any age with many seeing thinning by the age of 50, while some guys start to lose theirs before they turn 21. One of the most common reasons for men to lose hair is male pattern baldness.
What Causes Male Pattern Baldness?
Arguably the most common and well-known form of hair loss, Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) is characterised by diffuse thinning on either the crown of the head or top of the scalp, and can also be seen at the temples creating the appearance of a receding hairline.
Also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, this form of hair loss can begin as a general thinning of hair and take years to become pronounced, although balding areas of the scalp can present much more rapidly depending on the individual’s genetic disposition, lifestyle choices and nutrient intake.
Male Pattern Baldness and Genetics
Unfortunately, male pattern hair loss is an inherited condition, meaning you may be genetically predisposed to hair loss. Up to 50% of men will experience male pattern baldness at some point in their lives and it can occur at any age, from 17 to 70.
While your genetics is one of the reasons for hair loss, there are other male pattern baldness causes that need exploring:
Additional hair loss causes for men include:
- Medication – Hair loss can be a side effect of medications and supplements such as those used for arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.
- Cancer Treatment – Radiation therapy to the head or Chemotherapy treatments, as well as medication for cancer treatment, can lead to hair loss. Due to the harsh effects of treatment on the hair follicles, the hair may not grow back the same as it was before.
- Stress – A very stressful event. Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock. This type of hair loss is usually temporary.
Treatment For Male Pattern Baldness
With the advancement of research into male pattern baldness, there are various treatments available for men.
If caught in the early stages, our combination Laser Therapy programme and Minoxidil topical treatment can prevent further hair loss and encourage new growth. However, more advanced stages of MPB may be better suited to hair replacement systems.
Concealment products such as keratin fibres can reduce anxiety and provide a confidence boost, being a temporary quick-fix for daily or occasional use, as they give the appearance of a full head of hair in seconds.
If you’ve noticed your hair is becoming finer, or your ‘widow’s peak’ is becoming noticeably more prominent, get in touch for a free consultation. Our specialists will be happy to go through our different treatments with you.