Hair Loss in Men

NATURAL HISTORY OF MALE PATTERN BALDING

Thinning is the predominant cause of hair loss in men.  It is also called “balding” or “pattern loss” or “androgenetic alopecia.”  Thinning can lead to eventual baldness.  In the most severe balding, the back and sides (horseshoe area) is spared.  Baldness is carried on the genes on the mother’s side of the family.  There is a test that can be performed to determine if a man is going to have significant balding.  However, early balding is best diagnosed by simply examining the scalp for miniaturized thinning hairs

Norwood – Category 6

Twenty five percent of men lose little or no hair. (1 & 2 & 3)

Twenty-five percent of men become bald or almost bald. (6 & 7)

Fifty percent are some where in between. (4 & 5)

Therefore 75% of men are actively losing hair.

PROGNOSIS OF MALE PATTERN BALDING

  • Thinning does NOT get better without medical intervention.
  • It gets worse in 100% of the cases.
  • The speed and eventual endpoint is genetically determined.
  • It is treatable with medical intervention.
  • Thinning can slowed down and stopped if treatment is started early.

TREATMENT OF MALE PATTERN BALDING Link