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.


  • 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 recessionNot 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.


Hair loss or alopecia that occurs apart from genetic reasons can be traction alopecia. Traction Alopecia is Hair loss due to excessive pulling force being applied to hair due to styling or tying hair. Tight braiding or pleating for long periods of time that pulls at the roots causing permanent damage or bald spots. Hairstyles or braiding that pull the hair towards vertex due to tying too tightly can cause for the hairline to recede.

Certain practices like very long hair or dreadlocks can cause traction alopecia due to sheer weight on the hair follicles.

Wearing hair extensions or hair weaves or wigs along with existing hair can pull the hair causing a lot of tension on the hair and promoting fall out.

Males and females can both be affected by traction alopecia due to styling habits or cultural practices. For example, Sikh men are required to grow and tie their hair and beard which results in hair loss that cannot be reversed apart from a transplant.

If you feel relief after untying your hair, or you feel headache because you’ve tied your hair for too long then your hair are under a lot of stress. More often than not, simply decreasing the tension from hair can help control the damage.

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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


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.
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