A receding hairline and thinning crown can be a challenging experience for men. Hair loss in men can cause insecurity and lowered self-image. For men who experience it, you are not alone. Nearly two-thirds of men in the United States experience it. Many men try over-the-counter treatments that waste their time and money. There are effective treatments that can restore your youthful head of hair. Medical professionals who specialize in hair loss treatment can help provide you with the treatment you need to feel like you again.
Most men experience hair loss due to the hereditary condition known as androgenetic alopecia. This is the medical term for male pattern baldness. Of the two-thirds of men in the United States who experience it, more than ninety percent of those men experience hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia.
Male pattern baldness usually begins with a receding hairline and a thinning crown. The condition is caused by a genetic sensitivity to a byproduct of testosterone known as dihydrotestosterone (“DHT”). Men affected by the condition have follicles that are sensitive to the byproduct, which results in them shrinking over time. As the follicles continue to shrink, their lifespan becomes shorter, and the follicles eventually stop producing hair. The hair typically has two patterns: a receding hairline or thinning of the crown. The progression of balding in men is assessed through the Norwood classification system. It includes seven stages and measures the pattern and severity of the loss.
It’s important to remember that you are not alone, and more than half of men in the United States experience hair loss. It affects so many men, but it can occur at different stages of life. The older you get, the more likely you will experience it. The majority of men experience some degree of loss by age 35. By age 50, most men will have significantly thinner hair than when they were younger. For many, losing your hair is inevitable. Contacting a specialist when you begin to see the loss is important. Early treatment can help curb the condition subtly, and without people noticing, it has even begun.
Norwood Hair Loss Scale
There is a small percentage of men who experience hair loss, and it is not due to androgenetic alopecia. For the hereditary condition, you will likely only experience loss. Other conditions can cause losing hair in men as well. You may be able to know that your loss is due to another condition, as you will experience symptoms other than just losing your hair. Also, losing your hair may not be in the regular patterns that come with male pattern baldness. Below you will find some additional conditions that can cause it.
If you are experiencing hair loss, contact our office for a consultation. Our specialists can help diagnose and provide treatment options for you so that you can get back to feeling like yourself again.
It’s likely difficult to prevent hair loss that is inherited with some surgical intervention. However, once you notice it starting, it’s important to prevent further loss. Contact our office, and working with one of our specialists is vital to combat further loss.
NeoGraft is one of the most effective treatments for hereditary hair loss. Dr. Cain Linville specializes in this type of treatment. It is a noninvasive transplant alternative that has major benefits. The treatment option has a short recovery time, no scarring, and there are fewer activity restrictions after surgery. The procedure is highly effective with little risk. Patients who choose NeoGraft report that their self-esteem has increased, they are more confident in their appearance, and they feel like themselves again.
Dr. Cain Linville at Hair Specialist Houston is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over a decade of experience in hair loss treatments. Dr. Linville and his team are prepared to help each patient feel comfortable and get them back to feeling like themselves again. Contact Hair Specialist Houston today for a consultation!