What Causes Male Pattern Hair Loss and Can Anything be Done About it?
Why does Male Pattern Hairloss happen to men, and what (if anything) can be done to stop it in it’s tracks to prevent full scale make pattern baldness?
Losing hair in the characteristic male pattern is the description used for the typical way in which most men lose their hair. It is usually always related to genetic hair loss, and the way it progresses is unique to men, and occurs in specific way often ending in complete baldness if no treatment is sought.
Typically occurring in men from early to mid-twenties, if a person is predisposed to genetic balding, they will definitely be showing signs by the age of thirty. Left untreated, the typical genetically balding man would be near bald by the time they reach their sixties. The good news is that there are treatments available that can stop the male pattern hair loss and prevent further balding, and the earlier treatment is sought, the less hair a man will lose.
What are the First Signs of Male Pattern Hair Loss?
Recognizing the first signs of male pattern balding is essential, and a good sign to be on the lookout for this would be if the man’s father experienced a similar problem. Usually noticeable as a thinning hair line, or one that seems to recede back from the forehead, seeking a solution to the problem before it becomes obvious can often help men to feel less afflicted by something that they feel they can’t control. Many men accept their fate as if there were no options for treatment, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Often, the receding hairline is followed by a thinning of hair on the crown of the scalp, although this can sometimes be the leading symptom, and it is at this point that the man should seek treatment to halt the hair loss, as it will certainly continue to worsen beyond this point.
Is it Too Late Once I Notice Male Pattern Hair Loss?
One thing many men fail to realise is that once a part of the scalp has become completely devoid of hair through normal male pattern balding action, the hair follicles are effectively dead, and cannot be revived. The only hope for these areas at that point is hair restoration surgery, or plugs which can become a very expensive exercise. Areas around the balding patches, where there are still small hairs do still have the capability of hair growth.
Men who experience male pattern hairloss are usually young men, and they are often concerned (as they should be) about keeping their looks, and because the male pattern baldness problem is a permanent problem, they obviously seek out a permanent solution. Consultation with Doctors, and specialists can certainly identify specific treatments, and methods to reduce the effects of male pattern balding, and even stop it in its tracks, the key is to seek treatment as early as possible.