All About Hair Loss


Male Hair Loss is the Most Common Type of Hair Loss

The most common type of hair loss is that of male hair loss which may be the result of increased sensitivity to the male sex hormones that exist in certain areas of the scalp and may be passed from generation to generation. Once, baldness was perceived as being unfortunate as well as undesirable but attitudes to baldness have changed and a clean-shaven head in modern times is looked upon as fashionable as well as attractive.

In certain men, some portions of their scalp may be very sensitive to particular hormones that circulate in the blood. These hormones make the hair-growing follicles shrink which over time would make them incapable to replace lost hairs. Even though the follicles are still alive they are unable to perform the task of growing hair.

Receding Hairlines and U-Shapes

Men, aged between 25 and 30 years of age may see such conditions appear which may follow a typical pattern that begins with a hairline that starts to recede and over time. The hair on the top of the head begins thinning and the two balding areas meet to form a U-shape; even hair that remains tends to be thin and is slow to grow.

Male hair loss is usually passed on from parent to child and although there are medical treatments that may improve the condition, using them may result in having side effects. Male hair loss is quite widely prevalent and there are different reactions to how it is perceived. However, one should try and accept male hair loss as being a natural condition and not try to camouflage it with the use of wigs to hide the bald spots.

Male hair loss may be treated with medication, or with plastic surgery. Medications include Monoxidil lotion such as Rogaine regular and Rogaine extra strength and it can be applied twice a day to the scalp. To begin with, Monoxidil was invented primarily for treating high blood pressure and hair growth is only a side effect that has become useful for treating male hair loss. Plastic surgery can be a very effective means to treating male hair loss and there is constant improvement in the techniques used to restore hair growth.

Irrespective of which method you choose, weigh the costs and benefits f each treatment option and discuss it with your physician before you go ahead with it.