Hair loss in men is something we will all more than likely have to deal with at some stage in our life. Whether it be in our early 20s or late 50s it can have a crushing effect on one’s self confidence. 30% of all men suffer hair loss in their twenties, 50% of men by 50 and over half by the age of 60.
Reasons for hair loss
While there are many reasons for hair loss in men the most common type is androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) while disorders in insulin resistance such as diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure have been linked with androgenic alopecia. More often than not this is a gene passed down through generation and although it can skip a year you can find yourself a victim of your grandfathers DHT gene.
DHT is an androgene hormone (masculine) which is why woman’s hair loss is so different to males. Testosterone is converted into DHT which solely targets the hair on top of your head causing it to thin out and eventually shed. Although not all cases are the same, generally the hair starts to thin at the temples creating a receding hair line, it can then be noticed in the crown area or a general thinking of all hair on top of the scalp, sometimes resulting in complete baldness or the stereotypical “horseshoe” hairline.
One of the most effective solutions to this problem is to undergo a hair transplant. The two most common types of hair transplant are FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) & FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) techniques. We would advise all patients considering a hair transplant that not everyone is a suitable candidate. However, can quickly establish this during a consultation and advise you on what is the most effective option, be it a hair transplant or medication.
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