Facts Balding Men Should Know

Facts Balding Men Should Know

If every time you look in the mirror, it appears your hairline has further receded, you are not alone. In fact, you are in good company, among nearly 50 million other American men. There is no need to feel self-conscious or isolated, because you don’t have to live with hair loss, and New Image Hair Clinic can help. Here’s what you need to know!

Hair Loss Happens

First of all, it is important to know that some hair loss in normal. In fact, everyone looses between 50 and 150 hairs a day as part of the hair’s normal growth cycle. Next, you should know that abnormal hair loss can occur at any stage. Twenty-five percent of all men with androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) experience thinning by the time they reach 21. By the time men reach the age of 35, two-thirds have undergone hair loss. Some may be nearing complete baldness, while others have hardly noticed any unusual hair loss. Each man is unique and will experience hair loss in an equally unique way.

Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Hair Loss)

Androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male pattern hair loss or baldness, is the result of the contribution of more than 250 genes from either side of your family tree (maternal or paternal). Male pattern hair loss is known from the pattern of a receding hairline often shaped like the letter “M.” In truth, genetics determine around 80 percent of hair loss. Thus, the point – if you have the hair loss genes, hair loss is coming, but you can slow it down.

Debunking the Shaving Your Head Myth

While this myth has been around for quite some time, the truth is shaving your head will not make your hair grow back. Hair loss finds its origin in your hair follicles, and shaving your head may actually cause the loss of more hair from dying follicles.

Other Factors Affecting Hair Loss

While androgenetic alopecia is hereditary and is one of the more common factors for male hair loss, it is not the only cause. Hormones can also play a role in hair loss. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormonal derivative of testosterone is often to blame as it attaches to hair follicles causing shrinkage and disrupting hair growth.

Ethnicity can also be an indicating factor for hair loss. Those of Native American, Inuit, or Asian descent are among those least likely to have hair loss. Caucasians are the most likely to experience hair loss or thinning, while African’s are the second most likely.

Other health issues can also result in hair loss. If you are experiencing abnormal hair loss, identifying the cause is crucial. Your hair loss could be sending a message that you need to eat healthier, sleep more, or reduce stress. But, it could also be signaling underlying health problems like autoimmune disease, thyroid issues, or heart disease. Certain medications and medical treatments can also be a factor in excessive hair loss. If you suspect a health issue is the cause of your hair loss, talk to your medical doctor to ensure there are no underlying medical conditions and then call on New Image to help restore your hair.

Seeking Solutions

At New Image Hair Clinic, we have custom solutions to designed to help you with your hair loss. We offer a FREE confidential consultation which include a complete hair and scalp evaluation. Following your analysis of the health of your hair follicles, we’ll offer personalized options to meet your unique situation. From laser hair growth therapy, hair restoration systems to hair loss prevention and topical treatments, we can help restore you to a full, thick head of hair. Contact us today, to schedule your FREE consultation.

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