Male pattern baldness is a frequent type of hair loss that affects almost all males at some point in their lives. Androgenetic alopecia is a term used to describe the disorder. Baldness normally takes 15 to 25 years to develop, but it can happen sooner. Typically, hair on the sides begins to thin (recede) at first (temples). At the same time, the hair on the top of the head normally thins out. A bald patch appears in the center of the head over time. The receding sides and the bald patch on top (the crown) grow and fuse together over time, leaving a patch in the front. The patch in the front thins out as well. Around the back and sides of the head, a rim of hair is frequently left. This rim of hair thins and falls off in some males, leaving a completely bald scalp. Male pattern baldness is mostly genetic but can progress rapidly due to multiple factors.
What causes male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness is becoming more advanced, and an increasing number of young people are losing their hair at an early age. Male pattern baldness can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, hormones, and age. Stress can induce hormonal imbalances in the body, resulting in hair loss. Individuals who are genetically predisposed to hair loss and lead stressful lives lose hair at a significantly higher rate than the general population. Male pattern baldness has been linked to the secretion of androgens (DHT), a male hormone, according to research. Androgens serve a variety of tasks, one of which is hair growth. Androgens serve a variety of tasks, one of which is hair growth. Hair has its own growth cycle. The growth cycle begins to be disrupted in men with male pattern baldness. The hair follicle weakens and shrinks as a result. This results in the hair growth cycle coming to an end and a lack of fresh hair development. Females can also develop male pattern baldness, especially if they have hormonal problems. Females with male pattern baldness lose hair in the front of their heads.
What are the symptoms of male pattern baldness?
Male pattern baldness can be identified if a person undergoes the following:
- Sudden loss of hair or extensive thinning can be observed in front and centre of scalp.
- The hairline gradually moves backwards in ‘M’ shape
- Hair becomes shorter, finer and thinner creating a ‘U’ shape around the sides of the hair
- Regular abnormal loss of hair
- However, there can be more into it but these are the most evident ones that maximum people with male pattern baldness suffer.
Grades of Male Pattern Baldness
How can one treat male pattern baldness?
The following techniques can be suggested for getting rid of male pattern baldness:
Medications: Male pattern baldness can be treated at early stage by using certain medications prescribed by the doctor. These medications should only be used as directed by physicians. Self-medication can cause ill effects.
Hair transplants: Hair transplants are one of the most effective and most sought-after techniques adopted so far. It involves the placement of hair follicles from different parts of the body into the bald region. It is a very popular technique and a long-term remedy for male pattern baldness.
GFC and PRP hair loss treatments: Depending on extent of thinning and pattern of hair loss dermatologist at Monaris Hair Clinic can advise you if these treatments can help you. Proper evaluation and staging of your hair loss is necessary to get the right hair loss treatment.
Other techniques: There are several other techniques like laser therapy, Derma-roller, mesotherapy etc and more that have also been used for getting fuller hair back.
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