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Men & Hair Loss

Hair loss affects approximately 35 million men and 21 million women in the US alone. Over 40 % of men will have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35, while 65% of women will have noticeable hair loss by the time they are 60. Hair loss solutions are now available to treat all of your needs, and the Neograft Hair Replacement System provides the next generation in hair restoration for men and women. Regardless of your balding pattern, the Neograft Hair Transplant System can re-plant your own hair in just a few short hours, with no surgery, little to no pain and no downtime. If hair restoration is a concern you have, the Neograft Hair Transplant System may be the right choice for you. 

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Causes of Male Pattern Hair Loss

Androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness is responsible for the vast majority of hair loss in men. While there are many possible reasons people lose hair, including serious diseases, reaction to certain medications, and, in rare cases, extremely stressful events, most hair loss in men can be blamed on heredity.

What male pattern baldness sufferers inherit are hair follicles with a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair follicles sensitive to DHT begin to miniaturize, shortening the lifespan of each hair follicle affected. Eventually, these affected follicles stop producing cosmetically acceptable hair.

Male pattern baldness is generally characterized with the onset of a receding hairline and thinning crown. Hair in these areas, including the temples and mid-anterior scalp, appears to be the most sensitive to DHT. This pattern eventually progresses into more apparent baldness throughout the entire top of the scalp, leaving only a rim or "horseshoe" pattern of hair remaining in the more advanced stages of MPB. For some men, even this remaining rim of hair can be affected by DHT.

What Is DHT?

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a by-product of testosterone. Testosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase. While the entire genetic process of male pattern baldness is not completely understood, scientists do know that DHT shrinks hair follicles, and that when DHT is suppressed, hair follicles continue to thrive.

The four stages of Male Pattern Baldness


Stage 1
Frontal recession begins
Stage 2
Recessions becomes larger
Stage 3
Crown area thins
Stage 4
Complete hair loss from hairline to crown

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