Are you one of the 70% of men who is suffering from male pattern baldness (MPB)? Do you want to stop it and even, possibly, reverse it? Then you are not alone.
Male pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia is responsible for the vast majority of male hair loss. By age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. About 25% of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before they reach 21.
The most common cause is genetics. In male pattern baldness, the main symptom is a receding hairline and hair loss at the crown of the head. Toward the end of the stages of male pattern baldness, the only hair remaining is in a horseshoe pattern around the base of the scalp.
Male pattern baldness is diagnosed by the pattern of hair loss. A medical history and exam may be performed to rule out health conditions, fungal conditions of the scalp, or nutritional disorders that may be responsible. Health conditions are suspected when the hair loss is accompanied by a rash, redness, pain, peeling of the scalp, hair breakage, patchy hair loss, or an unusual pattern of hair loss.
Contrary to societal belief, most men who suffer from male pattern baldness are extremely unhappy with their situation and would do anything to change it. Hair loss affects every aspect of their life. It affects interpersonal relationships as well as their professional life. It is not uncommon for men to change their career paths because of hair loss.
While male pattern hair loss might be unwanted, Dr. Pizarro says men experiencing this condition should not be embarrassed to talk about any health-related concerns that they might have and to seek treatment. Schedule your Complimentary Consultation to meet with Dr. Marina Pizarro, with over 20 years experience in hair restoration and over 30,000 hair restoration surgical procedures under her belt, your solution is just a phone call away.
- 1. Come to terms with your hair loss. There’s more to you than just your hair!
- 2. Improve the things you can surgically or non-invasively. Your hair is only one aspect of how you look. Eating healthy and exercising will not only boost your health and appearance, but will likely perk up your mood.
- 3. Protect your scalp from the sun. If you’re clean on top, cover up when you’re out -- wear a hat. Contrary to popular belief, hats don’t speed up hair loss, as long as you don’t tug on your hair while putting one on or taking it off.