Male Hair Loss

The most commonly seen hair loss in men is male pattern baldness also known as androgenetic alopecia. Even though male pattern hair loss is extremely common, it is still not widely talked about, as feelings of embarrassment can prevent many men from discussing it and seeking help.


Wrongly people believe that hair loss doesn’t affect men emotionally, but this is not always the case and many men lose their self-confidence due to hair loss. Male pattern baldness is caused by a combination of factors, these are genetics, age and hormonal factors.


Male pattern hair loss can start any time from puberty onwards. It usually starts with a gradual recession at the temples or a thinning of the crown area. The hair follicles in these areas have a sensitivity to the androgen hormone testosterone. When testosterone reaches the hair follicles an enzyme called 5a reductase converts it into a more potent form known as dihydrotestosterone. This highly potent form of testosterone causes changes in the hair follicles in the scalp, producing smaller, shorter, thinner hairs over time before completely stopping producing hair.

Katrina Horman - Male Hair Loss
Katrina Horman - Male Hair Loss

Male Pattern Hair Loss


Although there is currently no cure for male pattern hair loss there are effective treatments available, these include medication, topical therapies such as minoxidil and usually a last resort hair transplant surgery. It is worth seeking help early, as the earlier you start treatment the more likely the hair is retained.


To find out more about these treatments and which will be most suitable and effective for you get in touch to book your consultation.


We can also advise on temporary camouflage options such as fibres and sprays to more permanent options such as scalp micropigmentation and hair transplantation surgery.
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To find out which treatments will be most suitable and effective, book your consultation and get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.