Causes of Hair Loss

Male Pattern Baldness is Hereditary

Hair loss is a significant concern for many men. There are clear causes linked to genetics, aging and a number of other influences such as medication, physical or emotional stress, thyroid problems, skin infections and hormones.

Balding can begin as early as puberty, but usually takes place later in life. Contrary to popular belief, your maternal grandfather’s follicular history isn’t a clear indicator of what will happen to you. Genes are passed down from your mother and father, but even if there’s no evidence of hair loss on either side of the family, you can still lose your hair. In fact, by age 35, two-thirds of American men will have some degree of appreciable hair loss and by age 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair.

DHT Thins Your Hair

Over Time

More than 95% of hair thinning in men is attributed to Androgenic Alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness. This common hereditary condition results when hair follicles at the top and front of the head become sensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). In such cases, hair becomes thinner over time, deteriorates or eventually becomes dormant. Healthy hair follicles that are resistant to DHT usually remain around the sides and back of the head, but may persistently become weaker and finer.

If you’re losing hair, you want to know the cause and what you can do to correct the situation. Speak with your hair transplant physician to understand your personal situation and how the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant can help turn back the clock.


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