Posts from January 2016

Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss for men, affecting up to 70% of men at some point in their lifetime. Male pattern baldness is related to genes and male sex hormones and most typically follows a pattern of progressive hair loss at the temples and at the crown. This occurs due to a hereditary susceptibility of hair follicles to shrinkage due to the influence of androgenic hormones. 
Hair loss or thinning is a common concern as we age, as our hair follicles can deteriorate and slow the growth of the hair. We normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day, however hair is constantly growing so this usually isn’t obviously visible. However, noticeable hair loss occurs when the cycle of hair growth is disrupted or if hair follicles are damaged and replaced with scar tissue.