While there are many reasons men can lose their hair, androgenetic alopecia or male pattern hair loss remains the most common form, accounting for 95% of thinning hair in men. I’ve been in the hair replacement industry for over 25 years and even though society seems to think it’s not a big deal, it is!
Most men with hair loss are still very unhappy about the situation. I’ve seen men completely change many aspects of their lives because of it. It affects their personal lives as well as professional. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the culprit. Some men are genetically sensitive to DHT which cause the hair follicle to become smaller and will eventually stop producing hair altogether. Their are some medications that can slow down and possibly stop the process, such as Finaststeride/Propecia and Minoxidil
Over the years I have worked with many men who have tried some of these treatments. I’ve seen it work for a few, but not many. Please do your research before making a decision. Their are side effects. There are also surgeries such as transplants and scalp reduction. These tend to work alright for those with receding hairlines or thinning in the crown. Again, research is the only way to go when making the decision to go in this direction. Non-surgical hair replacement is another option which I will go into further since it is my specialty.