Are you experiencing hair loss? Hair loss in men is remarkably common and can start astonishingly early in a man’s life. Medical advances have made it possible to slow or even stop the progression of hair loss and to restore lost hair with completely natural results.
Dallas’ very own award winning hair transplant surgeon/specialist Dr. Abraham Armani is not only known for being on the cutting edge of the latest hair restoration developments for men, he is nationally recognized for his personalized one-on-one professional care.
What Causes Hair Loss in Men?
It’s mostly in our genes. A quarter of all men start experiencing hair loss before turning 21. Their ranks jump to two-thirds of all men by age 35, and by 50, some 85 percent of men have significantly thinning hair.
Serious illness, reactions to medications, and stress can all be factors, but for the vast majority of men hair loss is a hereditary condition called androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness. Men with androgenic alopecia have inherited a scalp and hair follicles that are genetically susceptible to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormone that gives us our male characteristics and maintains them. Unfortunately this hormone’s mechanism also miniaturizes and shortens the life span of genetically predetermined hair follicles.
Hair follicles repeatedly cycle through a 2 to 6 year growth (anagen) phase, and then a resting (teogen) phase that normally lasts about 100 days. With the onset of androgenic alopecia, follicles in those genetically susceptible scalp areas are in the resting phase for longer and longer periods of time, minimizing the follicular shaft. Ultimately the follicle stops growing hair.
Scalp areas genetically susceptible to DHT are the temples, top, and crown and present easily identifiable balding patterns described in the Norwood Classification. Balding typically starts with recession of the hairline at the temples and thinning of the crown because these two areas are the most sensitive to the effects of DHT. Hair located on the top of the head may then start to thin and eventually disappear, leaving a wreath, also referred to as the “permanent zone.” Some men may also experience DHT sensitivity in the wreath area.
With proper medical intervention, male pattern baldness can be slowed or even stopped if caught and classified early enough. If you would like to know more call Dr. Abraham Armani for a completely confidential and personalized evaluation in his office’s convenient Dallas location.
 American Hair Loss Association