At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we understand how detrimental hair loss can be to a man’s confidence. Before beginning the journey of regaining this self-confidence, one of the most important things you need to determine is what type of hair loss you are experiencing.
The male hormones involved in the mechanism of androgenetic hair loss are called androgens. The answer to the question “How do androgens cause baldness?” will need explaining in more than the space of a few lines. There are a number of reasons behind the cause: Androgens act by interacting with specific receptors found on cell membranes or inside cells, as all other hormones do. Several forms of the androgen hormone can affect the hair follicles and different areas of the skin respond to the same androgen in various ways. For example, hairs located on the armpit respond to androgens by growing, whereas hairs in the scalp fall out in response to them.
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia is a common type of hair loss experienced by men. It is estimated that more than fifty percent of men will experience some form of baldness or another. The extent of the hair loss is commonly measured on the Norwood Scale. The Norwood Scale is also commonly used by hair transplant specialists and consultants to evaluate a patient. You can find out more about FUE hair transplant and the procedures we are able to offer on our website. Keep reading to understand male pattern baldness: