The scientific term for male pattern baldness is androgenetic alopecia. Let’s take a quick look at some of the facts and fallacies surrounding men’s hair loss. Baldness occurs when hair follicles shrink to the point where the hair stops growing. When hair stops growing bald patches and thinning hairlines begin to appear.
Over 50 million men in the United States alone suffer from androgenetic alopecia. That covers about half of the male population in this country. Being insecure about hair loss is a common concern for men so if you are feeling bad about going bald you are not alone.
Most people assume that going bald is a problem that only older men face but statistics show that alopecia sometimes begins after puberty. By the age of thirty almost one third of the men who suffer from male pattern baldness will start losing their hair.
Blaming your mom’s side of the family for baldness is an old wives tale. Also, wearing hats does not directly cause hair loss. Baldness occurs when a hormone called dihydrotestosterone is present and causes the shrinkage of hair follicles. Other factors that cause alopecia are both maternal and paternal genetics and age.
One way to prevent going bald is to keep an eye on your scalp. If you notice thinning hair or a receding hairline it’s better to take action early. Have a good friend or family member occasionally inspect the top of your head or any other hard to see places. With today’s technology there are multiple viable options available for both hair loss prevention and hair replacement.
If men’s hair loss and thinning hair is a concern for you, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a free, private hair and scalp analysis. A trained, professional men’s hair loss consultant will work one-on-one with you to answer all your questions fully and completely, and help you find the perfect solution to your particular hair loss situation. To schedule a hair and scalp analysis, contact us today.