Why Male Pattern Baldness doesn’t mean Baldness

11/09/2015

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Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia as it’s referenced down the pub is one of the best known forms of hair loss. However, something that often surprises people is that just because you have the gene doesn’t mean you actually will go bald.

We all have genes that make us more susceptible to certain things, however just because they are within our DNA doesn’t mean that they will always express themselves. For men who have bald fathers, this may come as a relief. If your father went bald young or at all, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will, though there is an increased likelihood.

Why Male Pattern Baldness

The reason male pattern baldness is known as such, is down to the fact that it usually presents a very particular pattern on the head – something you’ll know if you or someone you know has male pattern baldness.

Men with male pattern baldness tend to see their hair recede from the crown gradually. Over a period of time this can cause all the hair to disappear from the top of the head. Women who suffer from androgenetic alopecia that the hair will fall out from all over the head, rather than from the crown initially.

The AR Gene

The main and most well-known gene that’s contributed to androgenetic alopecia is the AR gene. This gene is the genetic element that’s passed from previous generations that is the cause of the hair loss.

The AR gene causes hormones to attack the follicles, which will cause the follicle to decrease in size until it disappears. The interesting thing is that having more of these hormones doesn’t equate to hair loss, just being more susceptible to the impact of them does.

In essence, there is no way currently to avoid the AR gene. Our genetic make-up is such that it can’t be altered. However, looking after your body and if it comes to it, using surgical or non-surgical solutions can help with hair loss and camouflage its effects physically and also emotionally.

You’re Not Alone

If you are going bald, you are not alone. One of the most interesting facts about male pattern hair loss is that the incidence of it is directly reflected as a percentage to the decades of a man’s life. So, if a man is in his 20s around 20% of his peers will have male pattern baldness, while in his 40s it’s around 40%.

In fact, by the time a man is 35, chances are that he will have suffered some form of hair loss. Though it may not be visible yet, the majority of men will have lost hair by this point. You may not know that 50% of hair needs to disappear before it’s visible – so even if you don’t think you’ve lost some by almost 40, chances are you have.

If you are looking for a solution to hair loss, at Skalp we provide a safe, effective and attractive solution that stands the test of time and also looks fantastic. Our scalp micropigmentation is renowned as a success and is a fast, easy and very impressive alternative to hair loss. Contact us for more details.[:it]SMP dna_2574013b

Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia as it’s referenced down the pub is one of the best known forms of hair loss. However, something that often surprises people is that just because you have the gene doesn’t mean you actually will go bald.

We all have genes that make us more susceptible to certain things, however just because they are within our DNA doesn’t mean that they will always express themselves. For men who have bald fathers, this may come as a relief. If your father went bald young or at all, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will, though there is an increased likelihood.

Why Male Pattern Baldness

The reason male pattern baldness is known as such, is down to the fact that it usually presents a very particular pattern on the head – something you’ll know if you or someone you know has male pattern baldness.

Men with male pattern baldness tend to see their hair recede from the crown gradually. Over a period of time this can cause all the hair to disappear from the top of the head. Women who suffer from androgenetic alopecia that the hair will fall out from all over the head, rather than from the crown initially.

The AR Gene

The main and most well-known gene that’s contributed to androgenetic alopecia is the AR gene. This gene is the genetic element that’s passed from previous generations that is the cause of the hair loss.

The AR gene causes hormones to attack the follicles, which will cause the follicle to decrease in size until it disappears. The interesting thing is that having more of these hormones doesn’t equate to hair loss, just being more susceptible to the impact of them does.

In essence, there is no way currently to avoid the AR gene. Our genetic make-up is such that it can’t be altered. However, looking after your body and if it comes to it, using surgical or non-surgical solutions can help with hair loss and camouflage its effects physically and also emotionally.

You’re Not Alone

If you are going bald, you are not alone. One of the most interesting facts about male pattern hair loss is that the incidence of it is directly reflected as a percentage to the decades of a man’s life. So, if a man is in his 20s around 20% of his peers will have male pattern baldness, while in his 40s it’s around 40%.

In fact, by the time a man is 35, chances are that he will have suffered some form of hair loss. Though it may not be visible yet, the majority of men will have lost hair by this point. You may not know that 50% of hair needs to disappear before it’s visible – so even if you don’t think you’ve lost some by almost 40, chances are you have.

If you are looking for a solution to hair loss, at Skalp we provide a safe, effective and attractive solution that stands the test of time and also looks fantastic. Our scalp micropigmentation is renowned as a success and is a fast, easy and very impressive alternative to hair loss. Contact us for more details.

 

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