About 95% of all cases of hair loss is due to what is termed Androgenetic Alopecia (commonly referred to as male pattern baldness as it occurs much more frequently in men than in women, although women can be affected by this trait also). This trait is usually inherited, although the degree to which a person can be affected by it varies from person to person. Is Hair Transplant Surgery for you?
Androgenetic Alopecia is a process that slowly affects the follicles that produce terminal hairs. The follicles go from producing thick, long terminal hairs to gradually producing thinner and shorter hairs and then finally only producing the thin, short, transparent hairs known as Vellus hairs. The follicle may stay in that state or it may simply die altogether. Are you deciding a Hair Transplant for you?
Hair loss due to this trait is identifiable from the characteristic pattern of balding that a person will experience. Someone suffering from male pattern baldness will generally start to recede from the temples, the top of the head toward the back, or both. Hair will continue to recede in these areas and often result in a horseshoe type pattern of hair around a persons head. A person is programmed from birth to lose their hair. If hair loss genes are present in a person at birth, then the hair follicles on top of their head will be sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in later life. Typically a male who experiences noticeable hair loss at an early age will tend to progress to more extensive hair loss as they grow older. Are these effects affecting your hair? Maybe you need a Hair Transplant.
Contrary to popular belief, the gene that carries the tendency for hair loss is not inherited solely from the Mother’s bloodline. The gene can also be carried over from the Father’s side of the family. Additionally, just because there may be descendants from either side of the family who have exhibited hair loss, doesn’t necessarily mean that future offspring will also develop the same problem. There are many factors that come into play that determine whether offspring who carry the gene for male pattern baldness will be affected by it. Call a close Hair Transplant Surgeon near you.