What Is Male Pattern Baldness?

To male pattern baldness

Almost all men are affected by it to some extent before they turn sixty. Typically, the hair begins to recede at the temples and suffer thinning at the top of the head, resulting in an uncovered area that, over time, spreads and leaves a strip of hair on the back of the head. Head or causes the hair to disappear in its entirety. In many cases, baldness can take up to 25 years to complete, but could happen in less than five. You may not be aware that women can also be affected by male pattern baldness and male alopecia. Although this issue is not treated so openly, there is a significant number of women who suffer hair loss in the crown, 13% before menopause and 75% after 65 years.

Why does male pattern baldness begin?

The cycle of production, fall and new hair growth extends for about three years, but when the follicles responsible for producing new hairs decrease in size, this causes a considerable thinning of the hair. To finish the situation, this new thinner hair does not last the same before falling. Over time, the follicles and hairs become so thin that they penetrate the skin surface, which results in baldness. In summary: testosterone affects the follicles and reduces their size, but we do not know why it does not affect body hair and facial hair, or why certain areas of the head are affected in the first place.

Hair loss is hereditary (the responsible gene was discovered in 2008) and, in general, it is not a cause for medical concern, although in certain cases it may be a symptom of other problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure or cholesterol, especially if the man’s hair begins to fall at an early age.

In the case of women, it is necessary to verify that there are no underlying problems in the increase of male hormone levels. Some people consider that baldness is part of the natural aging process, while for others it is deeply distressing.

What can be done against male pattern baldness?

There are several non-surgical options available both without a prescription and with a prescription; however, hair transplants are the most effective treatment. Currently, hair transplants do not have to be painful or last for long periods. The most current methods, such as follicular unit transplants (FUT) and extraction of follicular units (FUE) are performed with local anesthesia and mild ambulatory sedation. Dr. Panno, a hair transplant and capillary graft specialist (FUE) resident in Marbella, is a pioneer in this field with his trichophytic suture procedure that guarantees that no scars are produced.

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