Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss. There are many types of hair loss with different causes and symptoms. Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss. As well as affecting men, it can sometimes affect women ( Female-pattern baldness). It can be particularly difficult for both men and women to cope with. Male-pattern baldness follows a pattern of a receding hairline, followed by thinning of the hair on the crown and temples. During female-pattern baldness, hair usually only thins on top of the head. Male- and female-pattern baldness may also be called androgenic or androgenetic alopecia. Male-pattern baldness is a condition that runs in families, it is not clear if this is the case with female-pattern baldness.
Male Pattern Baldness is a genetic condition that can be passed down from either side of the family tree. So if your father has a perfectly thick head of hair, then don’t think you are definitely safe (although you could be!). It is a condition caused by a by-product of testosterone named Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. DHT attaches to the hair follicles and causes them to shrink over time, which causes the hair to become thinner and thinner until some men become totally bald on the top of the head.
- Noticing the appearance of thinning hair or a receding hairline yourself
- Other people informing you that you are losing your hair (you may not notice yourself)
- Excessive hair on your pillow, the shower bed or in the bath plug, or on your hands when styling your hair in the morning.
Loss of facial hair in men and women alike is not commonly recognized in the same way that male pattern baldness is. It is also visible to see and therefore can cause great embarrassment to men and women. The Possible causes of hair loss
in men and women include:
- Scarring from surgery
- Natural aging process
At the British Hair Clinic, our expert surgeons can help restore your, moustache, sideburns, beard and eyebrows, creating a natural and beautiful outcome.
Loss of facial hair in men and women alike is not commonly recognized in the same way that male pattern baldness is. It is also visible to see and therefore can cause great embarrassment to men and women. The Possible causes of hair loss in
men and women include:
- Scarring from surgery
- The natural aging process.
British Hair Clinic can help to restore your, mustache, sideburns, beard and eyebrows, creating a natural and beautiful outcome.
One of the most common conditions that affects women is Female Pattern Hair Loss, or Androgenetic Alopecia. This hereditary condition causes thinning hair which can be found around the top of the head and/or the crown area, whilst the density
of the hair from the sides and back of the scalp will remain unaffected.
You may notice you start to shed more hair than usual, and your parting becomes wider. Female hair loss can also cause a receding hairline, where hair thins around the temples.