Trying to figure out what causes hair loss in men has been a topic of scientific study for years. Thankfully as technology, and our understanding of science, evolves, we are able to test more theories and get a better idea of what factors may lead to male pattern baldness and general hair loss.
Throughout their lifetime, more than 80% of men will experience some form of hair loss; it’s an inevitable part of life for most people. And while most men understand that they will, at some point, lose their hair, or experience thinning, most do not understand what causes hair loss.
When visiting your doctor, there are always going to be some questions that are too embarrassing, or uncomfortable to talk about, but they shouldn’t be. Your doctor is there to help you understand what might be going on with your body and talk to you about the steps you can take to ensure you’re living a healthy lifestyle.
When you begin to notice your hair thinning or your hairline receding, one of the first things people wonder is how much hair they are going to lose and how fast is it going to happen. Unfortunately, these questions are hard to answer as most of the time hair loss is genetic and it can’t always be predicted.
The main cause of hair loss in men usually boils down to genetics, but that doesn’t stop people from assuming the worst from the products they use on their hair. In most cases you’re hair loss, or thinning, is not being caused, or exacerbated by the products you’re using in your hair… at least not permanently.
As we all know, with age comes gray hairs. In some people these gray hairs are embraced and worn with pride, but in a lot of cases they are a constant reminder of getting older. Nobody wants to be reminded of their age every time they look in a mirror or see a photograph of themselves, but could the dying, or coloring, of your hair be affecting the way your hair grows? Could it accelerate the hair loss process?
As technology continues to progress in the world of hair restoration, new and innovative methods for treating hair loss are showing lots of promise. The techniques used in hair transplant procedures, the topical and oral medications, and the introduction of light as a way to stimulate hair growth have continued to push the limits of what we, as doctors, can do to help restore your hair to a healthier level.