Noticing hair missing? Here is why it happens to men
Whilst there are many possible reasons people lose hair (including serious disease, reaction to certain medications and in rare cases extremely stressful events), most hair loss in men can be blamed on heredity. This type of hair loss can come from either or both parents and develops in most men at certain stages of life.
Androgenic alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) is responsible for the vast majority (94%) of hair loss in men.
Why does hair loss occur?
Male pattern baldness is generally characterized by the onset of a receding hairline and thinning crown. Hair in these areas including the temples and mid-anterior scalp appears to be the most sensitive to DHT. DHT is a derivative or by-product of testosterone. It converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha -reductase, which is held in the hair follicle’s oil glands as well as secreting in the prostate.
Whilst the entire generic process of male pattern baldness is not completely understood, scientists do know that DHT shrinks hair follicles by binding to the androgen receptors and that when DHT is suppressed, hair follicles continue to thrive.
This pattern eventually progresses more apparent baldness throughout the entire top of the scalp leaving only a rim or “horseshoe” pattern of hair remaining in the more advanced stages of MPB.
It usually takes 15-25 years to go bald, however, some men go bald in fewer than five years.
Treatment for hair loss
With proper intervention, hair loss can usually be slowed or even stopped if caught early enough. Some of our most popular procedures for men include:
- Hair Transplantation – FUE procedure providing a natural and permanent result
- Medications – hair loss medications such as DHT blockers will slow the rate of hair loss
- Laser Therapy – Stimulate hair to regrow and promote healthy scalp and hair at home
- Growth Factor Injections – state of the art natural technique to stimulate growth using your own blood’s growth factors.
- Hair Thickeners & Concealers – an instant result to camouflage the problem
Hair Loss Treatment For Men at The Crown Clinic
If you are noticing that you are beginning to lose hair, contact us and one of our experienced team members will discuss possible treatments options to slow or stop this from getting worse.