More people are becoming aware that hair loss affects both men and women but baldness remains a fate reserved mostly for men. Unlike hair loss though, baldness cannot be treated as such and must be prevented when the telling signs become apparent. If addressed early with the right treatment, it is entirely possible for men to prevent baldness and even re-grow lost hair.
This article on baldness and hair loss treatment is written by Kate Moody from the Belgravia Centre, London.
What causes baldness?
Male pattern baldness is the most common cause for hair loss in men, affecting 1 in 3 by the age of 30. It’s an inherited condition that can begin as early as puberty and causes gradual thinning hair which, if left untreated, could lead to baldness.
Male pattern baldness is the result of a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which attaches to certain hair follicles and causes them to shrink, stunting the hair growth cycle. This means each strand of hair becomes finer and shorter and if the follicles eventually become dormant, hair growth could cease altogether.