Suppose your grandfather started going bald in his late 30s. Your father's receding hairline didn't make an appearance until he was 42. You're 32 and your hair still seems full and vibrant, but you can't help but feel a little apprehensive, given your family history. Is it possible to predict whether you'll follow in your grandfather's and father's footsteps when it comes to hair loss? You may not be happy with the answer to that question.
Is Hair Loss in Men Hereditary?
The short answer? Yes. Androgenetic Alopecia is the medical name for typical male pattern baldness, which is the hereditary condition behind 95% of men's hair loss. The condition occurs when a hormone attacks the hair follicles at first causing thinning and roots that aren't as firmly "planted" within the scalp as they once were, thanks to a shortening of the hair's growth cycle. (Hair growth is a cycle consisting of a growth phase, a transitional phase and a resting phase.)
Over time, hair follicles begin to die off, and that means that no more hair -- not even thinner hair -- will grow in those spots. So you were right to wonder about your grandpa's and your dad's early hair loss. Not only does this put you at greater risk, but it also predicts how soon and how quickly your own hair loss might occur.
The first step in dealing with hair loss is arming yourself with information about your condition. A trichologist -- a doctor who specializes in the health of the scalp and hair -- can provide a definitive cause, since heredity isn't the sole cause of hair loss in men. Hair loss can also be caused by a medical condition, excessive stress over a prolonged period of time, and even an autoimmune disorder.
At LH Hair, our hair loss experts serve the people of the Charlotte, North Carolina region. A consultation costs you nothing, and you have everything to gain. Most importantly, knowing where you stand, will help you to feel in control again. Understanding your options is an essential first step to sorting out and solving the hair loss issue you're experiencing at the moment.
Turning the Odds in Your Favor
If the men in your family have been losing their hair for generations there's no reason to fret. Even if you haven't started losing your hair yet, the hair loss professionals at LH Hair can show you ways to keep your hair's follicles healthy for longer.
If you've already noticed that your hair is thinning or that you're starting to develop the tell-tale signs of male pattern baldness, don't wait! Pick up the phone, dial 704-567-7700 and ask the receptionist for an appointment for a free microscopic scalp analysis.
If we determine that your hair loss is genetic and that it may not grow back on its own, we'll present some solutions like hair weaving or non-surgical implants, for replacing the hair you've lost. We'll also devise an individualized plan to keep the rest of your hair full and healthy.
The Time to Act is Now
The key to taking back control is to simply take action. At LH Hair, we guarantee that you'll walk away from your initial consultation and analysis with a renewed sense of hope and confidence. We know how important hair is to how you feel about yourself -- we get it! Our team has helped countless men with the same issues to regain their self-confidence and stop feeling bad about their hair loss! Why not join them and take that all-important first step too? Give us a call at 704-567-7700 or simply contact us online today!