Up to 50% of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss by the time they reach 50. And for many, hair loss will occur far earlier whilst they are in their 20s, 30s or even late teens.The main cause for 95% men experiencing a thinning scalp is something called Androgenetic Alopecia – more commonly referred to as Male Pattern Baldness. The hereditary condition occurs when testosterone coverts into something called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). Certain hair follicles are sensitive to the hormone which causes them to shrink, resulting in the abnormal production of hair and a shorter life for the follicles.
In Male Pattern Baldness, the first area patients typically see hair loss in is the crown, followed by thinning around the hairline and temples, before the mid-anterior scalp is affected. However, patients all have different experiences of the condition and some may see varying patterns depending on their case.
Other causes of hair loss in men include stress, disease, and physical reactions to medication, though your case is individual to you. Hair loss is always about much more than a receding hair line. It can deeply affect an individual’s confidence and
self-esteem, and we believe that’s the most important thing to address.
While hair loss is in its early stages, medication can be an effective way to manage and prevent it occurring (read about our hair loss medication).
However, once thinning has occurred and the hair is permanently lost, transplantation is the only effective way to treat the area.