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Hair Loss MEN


Around 12% men in their late 20’s experience some hair loss and this incidence of hair loss increases to 50% at around 50 year age group.

Male hair loss has varied psychological effects as some men are not affected at all by their hair loss, either minimal or total hair loss. These men consider their hair loss as normal and don’t seek any medical advice. On the contrary there are other group of individuals who consider even minimal hair loss very alarming and effects their day to day activity and self esteem.

Over the past few years, development & evolution of hair transplant have been of great help to these individuals to regain their natural looks again.

Cause of Hair Loss MEN

Most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia or “Male pattern Baldness”. This occurs in men whose scalp hair follicles are genetically susceptible to the effects if Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male hormone. These susceptible follicles are located on the front and top of the scalp and not on the back and side of the scalp and thus it produce a specific pattern of hair loss, initially described by NORWOOD.

Testosterone is a hormone responsible for sex characteristics in men and there is an enzyme- 5- alpha reductase which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is this DHT which causes hair loss in men with genetically predisposed follicles.

Norwood Classification

  • Class I – Adolescent / Juvenile Hairline. Not actually balding.
    Hairline rests on upper brow crease.
  • Class II – Mature hairline, about 1.5 cm above upper brow crease for some temporal recession
    Not represent balding.
  • Class III – Early stage of hair loss.
    Deepening of temporal recession.
  • Class III Vertex – Early hair loss at the crown (vertex).
  • Class IV – Frontal hair loss and enlargement of vertex.
    Solid band of hair separating front from vertex.
  • Class V – Enlarged front and crown bald areas.
    Bridge of hair b/w front & vertex break down.
  • Class VI – Disappearance of connecting bridge in single large front and top bald area on scalp.
  • Class VII – Extensive hair loss.
    Only a wreath of hair remains at back and sides of the scalp.

The Diagnosis of Hair Loss in Men

Diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia is obvious as there is always “patterned” hair loss and that too confined to the areas as shown in previous images. This is also accompanied by observation of miniaturized hair in the affected area. Often there is family history of hair loss, though it may not be present in all the cases.