Why Do More Men have Alopecia than Women?

November 23, 2018

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male hair lossHair loss is a common problem for both men and women as they age. There are several factors that contribute to it; however, a leading cause is Alopecia. Also known as male or female pattern baldness, it causes the hair to thin above both temples to form an “M” shape from the hairline receding. While it can affect both men and women, the condition more commonly occurs in males. You can reverse it to regain a full head of hair to revamp your confidence.

Alopecia in Men

According to Medical Daily, 70% of men and 40% of women experience Alopecia during their lifetime. Often, there is an underlying cause of the problem, like a medical condition. Now, research has found a link that increases the likeliness for men to develop it at a higher rate than women.

The National Institutes of Health found variations in the AR gene that causes an increase in activity of the androgen receptors within the hair follicles. The highly active receptors interact with the androgens and the byproduct of testosterone, called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

The DHT makes the hair follicles shrink. This makes it nearly impossible for the scalp to retain healthy hair. Since men naturally have higher levels of DHT than women, they tend to have an increased risk of Alopecia.

Although baldness is considered an issue as you get older, males can begin to see changes in their teens due to hormone changes during puberty. In fact, by the age of 35, at least two-thirds of men have lost a little hair.

Treating Alopecia

In some cases, the effects of Alopecia can be reversed by making simple changes to your daily life, such as improving your diet to ensure it is properly balanced. It is also best to avoid anything that may cause the hair follicles to become inflamed, such as over-styling your hair.

When home intervention fails to give you the results you want, it is tempting to try hair loss medications or products, like Rogaine. Although they may work for some, they are not designed to treat all types of hair loss, so it is best to do your research first.

You can also enjoy a more permanent solution with NeoGraft, a minimally invasive hair restoration treatment. Using your own hair, you treat areas of baldness to restore your confidence.

Treat Hair Loss Today!

Whether you are a man or woman living with Alopecia, you can turn back the hands of time to get fuller, thicker hair with NeoGraft. In as little as 12 weeks, you will see a significant improvement in your pattern baldness.

About Dr. Irvin Wiesman

Dr. Irvin Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who also provides hair restoration services. He uses advanced treatments to help you invest in your confidence. If you are ready to overcome the challenges of hair loss, contact Precision Hair Restoration today to see if NeoGraft is right for you.

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