Causes of Hair Loss

How men lose their hair

It may be hard to believe, but approximately a quarter of men that suffer from male pattern baldness, do so before they reach the ripe ol’ age of 21. By 35, more than 60% will have some degree of hair loss. By 50, about 85% will have a significant amount of hair loss. And despite popular belief, men who do suffer from any amount of hair loss are not happy and would change it if they could. The majority of men fall under one of the following categories:

Male Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness)

This type of hair loss is responsible for about 95% of all men’s hair loss. It is characterized by a thinning crown (known as the vertex) and/or hair receding on the sides near or above the temple area. Eventually the two thinning areas will meet, creating a horseshoe shape. This type of thinning is caused by androgens, primarily dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which are generally present in smaller amounts. DHT initiates premature miniaturization of the hair follicle, until the follicle deteriorates. Therefore, the anagen phase is shortened and young, vellus, unpigmented hair isn’t able to grow and mature. Eventually, the follicle dies and the hair isn’t able to grow.

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Other types of diffuse hair loss

These could be issues caused by nutritional issues, metabolic disturbances or environmental factors. The hair loss could happen quickly or take months or even years.

When suffering from one of these types of hair loss, you should consult with your doctor to figure out the best way to stop the hair loss. However, Advance Hair Therapy Institute can help in encouraging the hair to grow back in a healthy environment. Contact us to schedule your complimentary scalp analysis to see if you’re a candidate!