At What Age Male Pattern Baldness Starts Kicking in?


At What Age Male Pattern Baldness Starts Kicking in?

  • 23 July 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Androgenic Alopecia commonly known as male pattern baldness is one of the most common type of hair loss in men. As the name is suggestive, this hair loss has a pattern that begins with receding hairline & hair thinning at the temples & the crown.

Also Read : Tips for Hair Thinning Due to Male Pattern Baldness

Almost 60% of the male population is impacted by male pattern baldness by the time they reach 50 and this gradually reaches a percentage of 75% if seen in context of entire male population. In actuality this hair loss kicks in quite early and takes a few years for it to be completely noticeable. The average age at which it starts kicking in, is something between 25-35 years although more and more incidences of male pattern baldness has been noticed in men in their early 20s. This is a condition which worsens with age & there is no fixed time period in which it will complete its cycle. It varies from a few months to a few years in different individuals.

Understanding How Male Pattern Baldness Occurs:

Hair growth is a cyclical process in which a follicle of the scalp grows a hair strand & after completing its life cycle the hair strand sheds & the follicle once again starts a new strand. This way the balance in numbers of strands shedding & the new one replacing it, remains constant. Thus, we see that on an average we shed around 80-100 hair strands everyday which is normal, therefore the volume of hair does not get impacted.

In people suffering from male pattern baldness, the follicles are affected, they slow down and shrink and gradually with time become miniaturized. Miniaturization is that stage of a follicle where it becomes completely inactive & unable to produce the strands. Therefore, the places which are impacted by male pattern baldness a gradual lessening in the number of hair strands is witnessed in the beginning & if not taken care of, those areas become devoid of hair.

Knowing Why Male Pattern Baldness Occurs:

The main cause of this type of hair loss is genetic which can be easily traced by going through the family history by checking the relatives on both sides. (Here it is essential to clarify the myth that only maternal genes are responsible for your genetic hair loss). If it runs in the family then such men are more likely to develop male pattern baldness sometime during their lifetime.

The male hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is mainly responsible for male pattern baldness. It binds to the follicles and they start to shrink and finally reach miniaturization stage, leading to balding.

Also Read : All you Need to Know About DHT and Hair Loss

What To Do If You Are Hit With Male Pattern Baldness:

If you are young and see the symptom of male pattern baldness then seek professional advice immediately. Hair loss treatment for men in their early stage of baldness can be reversed through effective hair treatment as modern science has to offer many options of hair regrowth for men.

But if baldness has set in and the follicles have miniaturized then the best treatment for such men will be to go for hair transplant. FUE hair transplant is one of the multiple options chosen as an effective way to overcome the trauma of lost hair. The unique program of Strand by Strand Ultimate performed at Advanced Hair Studio clinics help you to attain your new hair for life.

Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS India

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Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS India

An ardent believer in maintaining perfection when it comes to hair & beauty, Mr. Mones holds an electrical engineering degree and has followed his life-long love for hair through Advanced Hair Studio.

In 2002, he decided to follow his passion for hair and beauty as he took multiple courses in the field and established his name in the industry by 2004.

Mr. Mones took the opportunity to work with one of the top brands in Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, as a ‘Top Hairstylist’. He underwent training with Loreal Academy to be a color specialist and achieved the post of trainer and branch manager for the company. In 2015, he joined Advanced Hair Studio as a Hair Expert and received training from AHS headquarters in Australia Melbourne.

Quickly he became a regional trainer and technical head of Middles East and the Subcontinent. To keep up with the latest trends and upskill himself and his team, he attended multiple workshops and seminars. In 2017 he attended another training at AHS headquarters for quality control, after which he got promoted to QC Manager and Product Development head. He yearns to upskill and work towards keeping himself on top of his game in the hair replacement industry.

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