WHAT CAUSES MALE PATTERN BALDNESS (AGA, or Androgenic Alopecia)?
While there are several causes for hair loss in men, male pattern hair loss and or baldness (aka hereditary hair loss), accounts for the majority of hair loss in all men.
More than 80 percent of all men will experience significant hair loss during their lifetime. For many, the thinning starts well before middle age. A typical scalp has between 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. Normally, around 50 and 150 of them fall out daily as they complete their growth cycle. It is when the hair loss outpaces the hair growth, that results is alopecia, which is the medical term for hair loss.
The most common type of hair loss in men occurs when follicles become overly sensitive to when testosterone converts into dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT. As a result, the growth phase shortens until it finally stops. Although alopecia becomes more prevalent with advancing years, it affects one in four men by age 30.
There is good news… While hair loss may be inevitable in most men, it is 100% treatable. Gone are the days of giving up and shaving your head. Now you can have an amazing head of hair, hair you will be proud to call your own.