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Mens Hair Loss Information

Mens Hair Loss A Few Facts!

Common male hair loss can start at 14 years of age

Some men have almost perfect hair at 70, while others are bald at 25

New treatments such as Bio-Medic can prevent or slow down hair loss

What Causes Male Hair Loss?...Male hair loss, or Androgenic Alopecia is caused by the effect of the male hormones or genetically predisposed hair follicles. Or in other words, the tendency to develop this type of baldness runs in families. Within these genetically programmed hair follicles, testosterone, the main male hormone, is converted by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase into a much more potent hormone called, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is the effect of this hormone which inhibits the growth of new hair cells, resulting in a finer hair being produced. The growing phase of the hair cycle(anagen) will be of a shorter duration than for the unaffected hairs and may last for a period of only months rather than an average of 3-4 years. When these hairs fall out they are replaced by finer hairs with an even shorter growing period. This process can continue until the hair follicles degenerate and are unable to produce any further hair.

What Are The First Signs Of Hair Thinning?...Usually a slight recession of the hair at the front of the scalp along the hairline is noticed at first. Later, thinning over the crown can develop, these areas may ‘join up’ causing the entire front and top of the scalp to be bald. Most scalps, however, which appear totally bald actually contain hair follicles which are either still producing very fine hair, or are capable of producing it. These are fine vellus hairs, and are no longer clearly visible to the naked eye. So from a distance, a man may appear bald, but in fact he may still have a large number of fine hairs growing on the ‘bald’ area of his scalp. These hairs however, no longer are cosmetically useful as they are too fine to add to the persons appearance.

In many cases, male hair loss can be slowed down, stopped and in some men, reversed to a certain extent. For more information on the best products to use for your type of hair loss please call, or e-mail