Baldness in man is something that is rather common nowadays. This male
baldness can start anywhere between the age of 20 to 40, because of various
It is thought that the same hormones that promote hair growth in men are
responsible for male pattern baldness. It is those men who have hair follicles that are more genetically predisposed to male hair loss who are
most likely to suffer from changes in hormone levels.
Male pattern baldness
is better known as androgenetic alopecia or mpb. It is the most common form
of hair loss in men and can be identified with a receding hair line and
in the crown.
Practically 90% of men suffer from this by the age of 50
because of genetics and hormonal function.
Testosterone induces baldness in some men
Androgens, or more specifically, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the hormone
most related to male pattern baldness.
This androgen attaches to the
receptor cells found in the scalp and hair follicles to interrupt and
interact with the normal growth process of normal, healthy hair.
Men who have a tendency for male pattern baldness usually have lower levels
of testosterone and a higher level of
in their body. Other factors that contribute to male pattern baldness are
lifestyle factors and terminal illness.
Male pattern baldness starts with hair loss on the hairline, to recede into
an ‘M’ shape with the hair at the crown thinning to meet the receding
hairline. This will then create a horseshoe pattern of hair on the sides of
the head. It is this pattern that has given this form of balding the name
However there are other diseases like
and folliculitis that give similar balding patterns which require other
treatments; so don’t diagnose these cases as male pattern baldness.
Treatment options for male pattern baldness
There are various treatment options for treating male pattern baldness like
the drugs finasteride and monoxidil, and surgical procedures like hair
Men suffering from male hair loss also prefer using the
services of companies like Bosley to perform hair transplant surgeries so
that they get permanent
restoration of hair
Propecia and Rogaine are drugs used to treat male pattern baldness and are
more effective in slowing hair loss than promoting hair growth. However
unlike hair transplantation, these drugs don’t offer a permanent solution
for male pattern baldness.
On the contrary, hair transplantation is effective for treating male
pattern baldness where healthy hair from bald resistant areas is
transplanted to the balding areas.
This hair restoration option has grown
in popularity over the years because of the increase in the effectiveness
of the procedure, and its results.