Know More About Pattern Hair Loss In Men

What is Androgenetic Alopecia?

Androgenetic Alopecia is widely known as pattern hair loss. It is a hereditary hair loss condition, which is the most common disease which affects both men and women. This condition is characterized by the slow change of terminal hairs into undetermined, and then into vellus hairs. The condition in men is called as male-pattern baldness and in females, it is called as female-pattern baldness. Pattern hair loss in men is caused due to diverse reasons such as enlargement of prostate cancer, coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity, prostate cancer and high blood pressure whereas in women the causes are hormonal imbalance, irregular menstruation, hirsutism, acne, and weight gain. 

This type of hair loss may begin at the early age of teenage and goes up to 50 years. The risk of this kind of hair loss elevates with the age and approx.. 50% of men are suffering from pattern hair loss whereas in women the pattern hair loss begins after menopause. 

Baldness in Men

In the early stage of baldness in men the frontal area and the vertex (top, or crown) of the head gets affected and gradually it spreads over time. The occipital (back of the head) and the parietal areas (sides) remain, more or less, unaltered. 

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Signs of Male Pattern Baldness

  • Hereditary problem
  • A ‘thinning’ area on the crown (top) area of the head
  • Thinning of hair of the ‘front portion’ of head
  • Too slow or no hair re-growth
  • Reduced hair thickness or density
  • Hair loss starts gradually or suddenly
  • Receding hairline and longer duration between haircuts

Diagnosis of Male Pattern Baldness

By using the video microscope, the trichologist can easily identify male pattern baldness and its stage as well. The technique that professionals use is painless and non-invasive. Through this technique, the professionals magnify hair follicles and the scalp up to 200 times which enables them to detect the hair thinning at its early stage which is not possible through naked eyes. The microscopic view also enables the professionals to determines the status of your hair follicles and measure its hair density, or thickness, in different areas. This technique is also very helpful in maintaining the record of progression of treatment.

Male Pattern Baldness Treatment Options

The professionals aim to control, slow down and make sure to stop the progression of hair loss and try to facilitate hair growth. It will be quite effective if the patient starts the treatment in its early stage so that it slows down the progress of hair loss. The hair loss treatment will be the only solution such as 

  • Try Minoxidil (Rogaine)
  • Ask your doctor if you should take finasteride
  • Get a hair transplant

If you are one of them who are suffering from baldness, then get an appointment at AKS Clinic- Direct Hair Transplant, doctors are determined to provide best of the treatments to their patients without any loss and ensure them for the best treatment or hair transplantation. The cost of hair transplantation in GurgaonDirect Hair Transplant is affordable for everyone’s pocket. Consult the doctor now.