About Hair Loss

Hair loss (alopecia) can be a devastating problem for both men and women.

It can be caused by many factors including genetics, diseases, poor nutrition, stress and even medications. By far the most common cause however, is hereditary male and female pattern baldness.

Men

Androgenic alopecia or common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of 35 most men will experience some degree of noticeable hair thinning and by the age of 50 approximately 85% of men will have experienced significant hair loss.

Men usually present with gradual thinning in the temporal areas, producing a V-shaped frontal hairline. As baldness progresses, a bald patch appears on the crown of the head, which increases in size as the frontal hairline recedes. Eventually the receding frontal hairline and the bald patch meet up, leading to loss of hair on most of the top of the head, whilst the hair at the back of the head remains relatively intact.

Women

Contrary to the popular perception of hair loss as a strictly male disease, women actually make up 40% of hair loss sufferers according to the American Hair Loss Association. Women present with diffuse thinning on the crown of the head. Most women with significant hair loss will also experience temporal recession but usually to a lesser degree than in men. Hair loss in women can be overwhelmingly distressing for their self image, emotional well being and interpersonal relationships.

Contact us today to arrange a consultation with one of our specialist doctors who will be happy to discuss the most effective hair loss treatment with you, as well as answer any questions you may have.

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