Causes of Hair Loss in Men

Men's Hair Loss Causes

Men's Hair Loss Causes Diagram

Millions of men struggle with hair loss—sometimes occurring later in life but all too often starting early in life. The effect of this can be devastating. Men may worry that they do not look their best, and in turn they lose their confidence. The psychological effects of hair loss may be significant, but hair loss is not something that men have to settle for. There are many proven methods of male hair restoration available to our clients here at New Image Hair Clinic.

Since our founding in 1981, the New Image team has worked with men from all over the Tri-State area. Our consultants want to help guide you through the hair restoration solutions to determine your best course of action. Our promise is to put your satisfaction first, and that we’ll only recommend solutions that are proven to be successful.

What Causes Male Hair Loss?

Most people lose a small amount of hair every day—anywhere from 50 to 100 hairs. This loss doesn’t create any noticeable difference in your appearance, especially because new hair is always growing. A problem arises when this process of hair loss and hair growth is altered, due to the follicles becoming clogged or no longer producing hair growth.

The specific causes of this can be several. For one, there is the hereditary component accounting for the majority of hair loss in men. Male pattern baldness, technically called Androgenetic Alopecia, is a genetic trait, generally produces hair loss along a familiar pattern. Bald spots near the crown of the head and a receding hair line—eventually resulting in a U-shape line of hair around the side and back of the head, which is the most common look of male hair loss.

Male hair loss can sometimes be caused by medical factors, as well. For example, it is well known that radiation and chemotherapy can lead to hair loss, which diminishes the ability for hair to grow back as normally. What is less well known is that many drugs administered for the treatment of cancer, depression, heart disease, arthritis, and other conditions can have a similarly negative impact on hair growth.

There are also conditions such as trichotillomania, which causes you to twist or pull your hair out as a way of coping with stress and any number of scalp conditions that can replace healthy follicles with non-producing scar tissue. The bottom line is that hair loss in men can stem from any number of factors.

Responding to Male Hair Loss

The first step to discover the cause of your hair loss is to consult with your physician to rule out any underlying medical conditions. In some cases, even with a medical condition resolved, hair loss can be permanent. During this time, you also should come in for a private conversation with our hair loss specialists. The earlier treated, the more options available.
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