What is Male Pattern Hair Loss?


Male Pattern Hair Loss also known as Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common form of hair loss seen in men that can begin any time after puberty. But most commonly, Male Pattern hair loss begins in the twenties and then advances rapidly until all parts of the head, save for the sides and the back, are totally bald.

Male Pattern Hair Loss is largely caused by the male hormone, testosterone. An enzyme found in skin cells and hair follicles which converts this hormone into the more potent di-hydrotestosterone (DHT).

DHT forms in your scalp, thins your hair at varying rates of speed, and prevents blood circulation on your scalp.

Eventually, the hair follicles remain dormant resulting in hair loss, but are not replaced with new hair growth.