Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in men.
Signs & Symptoms
The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline.
Hairline gradually moves backwards (recedes) and forms an “M” shape.
A circular area on the back of the head (vertex) often thins and expands in size over time.
The hair becomes finer, shorter, thinner and creates a U-shaped (or horseshoe) pattern of hair around the sides of the head.
The Norwood scale (or Hamilton-Norwood scale) is the leading classification system used to measure the extent of male pattern baldness
Male pattern baldness is related to genetics and the male sex hormones.
It follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown
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Each strand of hair sits in a cavity in the skin, called a follicle. Baldness occurs when the hair follicles shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicle does not grow new hair. However the follicle remains alive, suggesting that it is still possible to stimulate new hair growth.
Depending on the severity of hair loss and quality of the hair follicle, certain measures can be taken to prevent further hair loss and promote new hair growth
- Some medications can help to slow or stop progressive hair loss. Speak to our specialist to know more
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