Male Hair Loss
All men lose hair progressively as they grow older. For some, the loss is barely noticeable. For others, it is obvious, and when hair loss is severe or occurs at a young age, it can be very distressing.
Male pattern baldness is very common and there are various reasons for it but predominantly it is due to the male hormone called testosterone working on the susceptible hairs and causing them to thin over a period of time, eventually resulting in baldness.
It can happen to anyone but is more likely to be genetically inherited. In some cases, it may be due to other reasons including stress. In some patients, it can affect the confidence of the patient and a successful hair transplant can often help restore their confidence.
The pattern of hair loss can vary in each patient and if not treated, can lead to complete baldness
There are a few different treatments available to combat hair loss. The non-surgical treatments include laser therapy, PRP and medications. You may or may not respond to the non-surgical treatments, and they are only temporary.
The most definitive treatment for hair loss is a hair transplant as this is permanent, and much more likely to work. The hairs are taken from your donor area and then transplanted to required area under local aesthetic.
At Novus we can offer hair transplants and non-surgical treatments at an affordable cost and you are guaranteed that you will be treated by a qualified hair transplant surgeon and experienced team of hair technicians.
There are three main areas of the scalp that lose hair preferentially, and the relative loss in each of these areas produces variations in the pattern of progression of the hair loss. These are:
Hair loss in the temple starts at the anterior hairline and moves backwards. It occurs to some degree in all boys as they transition from adolescence to manhood. Fewer than 5% of adult males retain the straight anterior hairline seen in young boys. Generally, the loss in this area is mild. Some men develop noticeable bitemporal recession and this may precede hair loss elsewhere on the scalp by many years.
Hair loss on the crown starts around the whorl (at the back of the head), and spreads outwards in all directions to produce a circular baldness. A second, smaller focus of balding occurs at the 6 o’clock border in some men.
General diffuse thinning over the mid-frontal scalp (at the top of the head) is often first noticed as widening of the central part-line. This pattern is most prominent in Asian men. It is also the hallmark of female pattern hair loss – the female equivalent of male pattern that affects over 75% of women as they age.
The following diagram will explain and help you determine your pattern of hair loss.
We Can Help
Whichever area of your scalp is affected, The Novus Clinic are here to help. We have a range of procedures to choose from and we are here to offer helpful advice as to which treatment will be best suited to you.
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