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4 Causes Of Hair Loss In Men – Hair Transplant Chicago

As you age, you may notice your hairline receding or bald patches parting their way through on your scalp. The feeling of dread may take over your mind as your once much admired head of hair gets replaces by a deserted mass of shiny skin. Balding makes a man appear much older than his actual age, especially when he is experiencing it at a younger age. Don’t worry, hair loss treatments are available for you but before you sign up for a consultation at our clinic, study up on these 4 main factors that cause hair loss in men.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a skin disease that usually affects the scalp by producing patchy areas of hair loss. This particular pattern of balding is an autoimmune disorder where hair follicles are damaged by a misguided immune system. It is most often seen in adults from age 30 to 60.

Surgical Scarring


Hair loss due to surgical scarring is known as scarring alopecia. This is caused by the inflammation that destroys hair follicles. If treated early on, there is a chance that the affected hair can grow back.

Male Pattern Hair Loss


Androgenic alopecia or male pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss in men. Unfortunately, more than 50% of men will be affected by male pattern baldness before age 50. With this type of hair loss, the hair growth cycle begins to weaken and the hair follicles shrink and produce shorter and thinner hair. Eventually, the hair gets so weak that it stops growing all together and does not get replaced by any new hair.

Dihydro Testosterone

Dihydro Testosterone or DHT is a male hormone that plays a vital role in giving a man male characteristics such as a deep voice, body hair, and increased muscle mass. The exact reason for how DHT contributes to hair loss is unknown but it is said to have a high correlation.

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