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At What Age Can Male Pattern Baldness Begin?

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on February 7, 2020

How young is too young for male pattern baldness to begin? Male pattern baldness, also referred to as androgenetic alopecia is by far the most common type of hair loss. 95% of all hair loss types are genetically influenced and approximately 40% of women and 70% of men will be affected by hair loss in their lifetime.

It’s normal for anyone experiencing hair loss to have a lot of questions, and a frequently asked question that we receive is, “At what age can male pattern baldness start?” In this article, we discuss male pattern baldness and at what age a person can start to experience it.

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Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Transplant, Alopecia, Hair Loss Treatment, Male Pattern Baldness

Hair Loss: Understanding Alopecia

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on July 23, 2019

Alopecia, the medical term for hair loss, is a common concern that affects the majority of men and up to 50% of women in their lifetime. 55% of men have noticeable hair loss by just 40 years of age. It is likely that you, male or female, no matter your race or background, will experience some form of hair loss, at some point in your life. It may be temporary (caused by stress or pregnancy for example), or it may be permanent, such as androgenetic alopecia.

Our hair is an important part of our emotional wellbeing, enhancing our confidence, contributing to our well-being and influencing our social connections…hence the popular saying, “having a bad hair day” when everything seems to be going wrong!

So what is it that causes alopecia and what can be done about it?

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Topics: Hair Loss, Alopecia

Hair Loss: How to Differentiate Baldness & Alopecia Areata

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on January 7, 2019

Ever experienced sudden hair loss that starts with circular patches or alternatively, progressive hair loss that starts at the hairline or top of the head? Losing hair can be worrying, stressful and even disturbing for some, and the fact that symptoms can be caused by different conditions adds to the anxiety. Alopecia areata and baldness, often confused, are two common forms of hair loss affecting both men and women. 

In this article, we explain the differences between androgenetic alopecia (baldness) and alopecia areata, what symptoms to look for and the treatment options available. 

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Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Transplant, Alopecia, Hair Loss Treatment

Top Tips On How To Fix Bald Spots

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on November 20, 2018

Suddenly discovering a bald spot on your scalp can be distressing. Sometimes we imagine the worst. Slowly progressing bald spots can also cause concern. A variety of hormonal and medical conditions can cause both permanent and temporary hair loss. Before you go rushing to the chemist to try the first product you see for hair loss, the first and most important step is to get a correct diagnosis for your bald spot(s) from a hair loss expert. For example, there’s no use applying a hair loss solution to ringworm! 

A private consultation with a hair loss expert will give you a correct diagnosis for what’s causing the bald spots and whether you have permanent or temporary hair loss. You will then have the information you need for the right solution.

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Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Transplant, Hair Loss Prevention, Alopecia, Hair Loss Treatment

How To Regrow Your Own Hair & Say Goodbye To The Hat

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on October 14, 2018

If you’ve found yourself wearing a hat as often as you wear pants due to a lack of hair up top, you may be contemplating a solution that will give you the liberty to become hat-free. Forget shaving your head, wearing a wig and those dreadful hair plugs, think Gro microsurgery, where your barber won’t even be able to tell you’ve had a hair transplant or hairline redesign.

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Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Transplant, Alopecia, Hairline Redesign, Hair Loss Treatment, Direct Implantation Technique

How To Talk To Your Husband Or Partner About Hair Loss

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on October 3, 2018

For some men, their hair is part of their identity. The process of losing it can be devastating. As a wife or partner, having to witness your loved one suffering the emotional impact of hair loss can be heart wrenching. 

Making a joke about their progressively thinning hair is one of the most common ways that men try to hide their real feelings. If you notice that your husband or partner is emotionally impacted by hair loss, simply talking to them in a supportive way can help to ease the stress and sense of loss that often accompanies the onset of male pattern baldness.

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Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Transplant, Alopecia, Hair Loss Treatment

Male Pattern Baldness Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on August 16, 2018

Male pattern baldness, also referred to as androgenetic alopecia, is a hair loss condition linked to changing hormone levels where the loss of hair happens in a distinctive pattern, starting with a thinning crown and receding hairline. For a man who’s father or grandfather suffered from male pattern baldness, chances are that the trait will be inherited. 55% of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 40, however despite its prevalence, many people still have questions about male pattern baldness.

Gathered from many years of of hair restoration experience, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions relating to hair loss and male pattern baldness.

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Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Transplant, Alopecia, Hair Loss Treatment

What Is DHT & What Is Its Role In Hair Loss?

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on July 20, 2018

You may already know that DHT plays a role in hair loss, but what exactly is it? DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone and it is an androgen, or hormone, responsible for giving men their male characteristics, such as body hair, increased muscle mass and deeper voice. The 5a-reductase enzyme synthesises DHT from testosterone in areas such as the prostate and hair follicles. DHT is considered to be a contributor to male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia as it is thought to cause hair follicles to miniaturise.

Treatments that block DHT may be able to prevent hair loss. For those already suffering from hair loss, a hairline redesign or hair transplant could be an option for a permanent solution rather than prevention.

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Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Transplant, Hair Loss Prevention, Alopecia, Hairline Redesign, Hair Loss Treatment, Hair Loss Drugs

Potential New Drug In The Fight Against Hair Loss & Baldness

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on June 5, 2018

Osteoporosis medication, originally designed for the bone-thinning disease is now being considered as a possible breakthrough treatment for baldness. A recent study shows potential for the drug to help stimulate the growth of human hair follicles.

Today, in terms of medications, patients are limited to the choice of only two FDA approved options - Minoxidil and Finasteride for the treatment of hair loss or androgenetic alopecia. Given the potential for severe psychological distress caused by baldness, more, but most importantly safe, hair loss solutions are needed.

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Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Transplant, Alopecia, Hair Loss Treatment, Finasteride, Hair Loss Drugs

The Worst Thing About Hair Loss Drugs

Posted by Hair Growth Specialist on April 19, 2018

The signs of ageing include wrinkles, the slowing down of cell renewal, grey hair and of course, hair loss. Loss of hair occurs when hair follicles stop hair growth, also known as alopecia. Through the normal hair growth cycle, we typically lose 50-100 hairs a day, however loss can be more excessive than this and many people turn to medication as a solution. Just like any other medication, there are side effects that need to be considered and weighed-up against other forms of treatment. 

We discuss the main types of hair loss, the symptoms that you should consult a hair restoration specialist about, and the drawbacks of hair loss drugs.

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Topics: Hair Loss, Hair Loss Prevention, Alopecia

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