Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male Pattern Baldness or Hair Loss: Know Your Options

Unfortunately, with age, hair thinning and loss are experienced by the majority of men. It is inevitable and completely natural, just like wrinkles or gray hair. However, just like with other signs of aging, there are ways to decrease the extent of thinning hair and even permanently restore your once-lush locks.

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If you notice that you are experiencing male pattern hair loss, don’t despair. At the Miami Hair Clinic, we have successfully treated hundreds of patients with outstanding results.

What is Male Pattern Hair Loss or Baldness?

Male pattern hair loss or baldness is the most common form of alopecia in men. The condition follows predictable patterns, such as:

  • Receding hairline, with hair starting to thin from the front of the scalp and receding further back on the head
  • “Horseshoe” baldness, with hair starting to fall around the temples and the top of the scalp, eventually leaving only a “horseshoe” of hair through the back and the sides of the head

Male Hair Loss: Statistics

The most likely candidate for male pattern hair loss is a Caucasian man, with a 100% probability of thinning hair. This can range from a mildly receding hairline, an overall reduction in hair thickness or a thinning crown, to being left with a “horseshoe” shape of hair growing around the scalp. The size of such horseshoe can vary, depending on the age at which the thinning started and genetic predisposition.

About 50% of black men experience a lesser degree of hair loss, while Asian and American Indian men are least susceptible to such common hair loss conditions.

Even though male pattern hair loss can occur in either men or women, it is among the most common hair loss conditions that are pronounced in men.

What is Male Pattern Hair Loss or Baldness?

Male pattern hair loss or baldness is the most common form of alopecia in men. The condition follows predictable patterns, such as:

  • Receding hairline, with hair starting to thin from the front of the scalp and receding further back on the head
  • “Horseshoe” baldness, with hair starting to fall around the temples and the top of the scalp, eventually leaving only a “horseshoe” of hair through the back and the sides of the head

Male Hair Loss: Statistics

The most likely candidate for male pattern hair loss is a Caucasian man, with a 100% probability of thinning hair. This can range from a mildly receding hairline, an overall reduction in hair thickness or a thinning crown, to being left with a “horseshoe” shape of hair growing around the scalp. The size of such horseshoe can vary, depending on the age at which the thinning started and genetic predisposition.

About 50% of black men experience a lesser degree of hair loss, while Asian and American Indian men are least susceptible to such common hair loss conditions.

Even though male pattern hair loss can occur in either men or women, it is among the most common hair loss conditions that are pronounced in men.

Causes of Male Pattern Hair Loss

Losing hair every day is normal. However, if the rate of falling hair is greater than the pace at which it regrows, your hair will start growing back finer or not at all.

Falling scalp hair is caused by an androgen called DHT, or dihydrotestosterone. DHT is a byproduct of testosterone – the same male hormone that causes body hair to grow longer and stronger. This is why you might notice that bald men often have more hair on their bodies, especially their backs and chests.

In some men, hair follicles are genetically predisposed to be more sensitive to the action of androgens like DHT. This is why the medical term for male pattern hair loss is “androgenetic alopecia”, meaning hair loss caused by androgens.

If you have androgenic sensitivity, androgens can reduce the length of the hair growth cycle. Unfortunately, hair does not stay in its follicles unless it is growing, so reduced growth duration will cause thinning hair.

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Male Pattern Baldness: Possible Treatments

You can’t change your genes. However, there are things you can do to slow down or even reverse the progression of your male pattern baldness. At the Miami Hair Clinic, Dr. Craft and his hair restoration team offer two of the most innovative (and most effective!) treatments for hair restoration available on the market today: PRP hair loss treatment and FUE hair transplants.

PRP Hair Loss Treatment

PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, can be derived from the patient’s own blood. It is a substance that contains a high concentration of platelets – specialized blood cells responsible for cell reproduction and tissue regeneration.

By injecting the PRP into the areas of thinning hair, Dr. Craft will be able to “awaken” and rejuvenate the sleeping hair follicles, slowing down the hair thinning and potentially achieving fuller hair.

It is worth noting, however, that the PRP hair loss treatment is not suitable for advanced forms of male pattern baldness. Platelet-rich plasma is not a miracle cure: while it can rejuvenate the existing hair follicles, it cannot create new ones if the hair is completely lost already.

FUE Hair Transplant

For more advanced cases of male pattern hair loss, Dr. Craft often recommends a more drastic procedure – FUE hair transplant.

FUE stands for “Follicular Unit Extraction” and describes a method, in which healthy hair follicles are collected individually from the donor site in order to be planted in the balding areas. As a result, the natural hairline is permanently restored, and even the advanced cases of male pattern baldness can be reversed.

One limitation of this technique is that you must still have enough healthy hair on your scalp to be transplanted into the balding areas. So, if you notice thinning hair, do not delay contacting the Miami Hair Clinic to book a consultation.

Enjoy Permanent Hair Restoration with the Miami Hair Clinic

If you are a man, the hair loss statistics are not in your favor. Chances are, you will suffer from male pattern hair loss to a certain degree, sooner or later. Of course, you may rock the bald-head look, but know that you have options if you don’t want to. At the Miami Hair Clinic, we are happy to offer effective hair loss solutions that will restore your hair for many years to come. Contact us today to learn more.