Male Pattern Hair Loss
All you need to know about male-pattern hairloss.
Male Pattern Hair Loss, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in men. It is caused by the effects of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), on susceptible hair follicles. DHT causes male hair loss by shortening the growth, or “anagen,” phase of the hair cycle, which results in the follicles producing progressively shorter, finer hairs, a process called “miniaturization.”
The prolonged effects of DHT will cause the genetically susceptible follicles to eventually disappear leaving you with more and more scalp visibility and eventual baldness.
The Norwood Hamilton Scale is commonly used to stage Male Pattern Hair Loss.