Hair loss is something that will affect most people at one point in their lives. There are many different causes and factors in hair loss, some types of hair loss are temporary, others are not. Today, we’re discussing one of the most common forms of hair loss, male pattern baldness.
Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss that can affect both men and women. Male pattern baldness is thought to affect up to 70% of men and 40% of women throughout their lifetime.
This type of hair loss is caused as a result of hair follicles shrinking due to the effects of androgenic hormones. The two hormones, testosterone and dihydrotesterone (DHT) are involved in the process of male pattern hair loss. These two hormones work to break down the growth cycle and over time they can shorten the growth cycle, however, the shedding stage will remain the same. Due to the change in the growth cycle, this can result in you losing hair faster than it can grow.
Male pattern baldness can affect people differently, it will cause you to lose your hair, however, the speed and severity of the hair loss will differ from person to person. Over time your hair loss can become more severe and male pattern baldness for some can lead to baldness.
Unfortunately, some types of hair loss such as male pattern baldness do not have a cure and therefore cannot be stopped. There are many different treatments and medications that people use in an attempt to either stop or slow down male pattern baldness, however, it is important to remember that male pattern baldness is one type of hair loss that does not have a cure.
Although male pattern baldness cannot be stopped there are treatments that can help with restoring the appearance of hair. At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we offer the revolutionary FUE Hair Transplantation method, by transplanting hair from the donor area the treatment can work towards creating the appearance of a full head of natural looking hair.
For those who are suffering from more severe hair loss, we offer Advanced Tricho Pigmentation treatment. With the use of pigmentation, the treatment can be used to replicate the appearance of hair follicles on the scalp, this can, in turn, replicate a full head of closely shaven hair.