Most Common Types of Male Hairloss
Are you at risk of having one of the common types of hairloss in males?
Detecting and understanding the early signs of baldness will save you from worse problems in the future. If you think hairloss isn’t a serious condition yet, take a good look in the mirror and check if the guy staring at you looks pleased with his hair.
Still not convinced? Check out these three major types of male hairloss, see if you have the symptoms, and have your condition corrected before it’s too late.
Androgenetic alopecia (Male pattern baldness)
What is the most common form of male hairloss? It’s androgenetic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness, which is hereditary and affects 30% to 50% of men by age 50.
It’s that unmistakable “M” shape on your hairline that begins as early as your teens or early 20s. Slowly but surely, the receding hairline will be more obvious as more hairs from the crown and front of the scalp disappear. The sooner it starts, the worse it will become.
The risk of male pattern baldness wasn’t lost on “The Morning Rush” DJ Gino Quillamor. Just like many young men in their 30s, Gino didn’t see hairloss as a serious threat—until he realized he might have the baldness gene.
“Because baldness runs in my family, I decided to have my hair and scalp checked at Svenson just to be sure,” he said.
“When the trichologist showed me a magnified view of my scalp, I saw that my hair was already thinning! I had itchiness and redness on certain parts of my scalp, too.”
“I’ve started my anti-hairloss program, and now I have peace of mind knowing it won’t get worse,” he added.
Alopecia areata (Spot baldness)
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder wherein the immune system destroys hair follicles, typically causing patchy hairloss across the scalp. In some cases, it may lead to total baldness. This hairloss type affects most men before they hit their 30s.
Although its main cause is still unknown, some scientific studies found a strong link between alopecia areata and genetics. This means you’re likely to experience alopecia areata if a close family member has this condition.
This condition can’t be cured, but with the right anti-hairloss treatment recommended by a certified trichologist, you can grow your hair back soon. Rather than resorting to self-medication, it’s better that you consult a professional who will check and confirm if you really have alopecia areata and customize the best treatment program for you.
Telogen effluvium (Hairloss caused by stress)
Let’s say you’ve ruled out male pattern baldness since it isn’t apparent in your family, and you don’t have alopecia areata because you don’t have an autoimmune disease. Now you’re wondering: “Why am I still losing hair?” Severe stress could be causing it.
What major stressful situations have happened recently? Maybe you’re distressed at the thought of losing your job or your girlfriend dumping you. Or you’ve had a serious illness, infection or injury.
Too much stress leads to one of the common types of male hairloss: telogen effluvium, which occurs when stressful life events cause the hair follicles to advance to the resting phase, stopping hair from growing.
Symptoms of telogen effluvium in men include rapid hairloss and thinning all over the scalp. You’ll see clumps of hair on your comb, pillow, and bathroom drain.
There’s hope, though: when you’ve fully recovered from extreme stress, your hair is likely to grow back after several months to a year. Can’t wait that long? Enlist the expertise of a hair and scalp specialist who can help you fast-track your hair regrowth and make it thicker and healthier.
Get professional help to stop your hairloss
Have you identified which of type of male hairloss affects you? Now is the time to consult a qualified trichologist who is trained to correctly diagnose hairloss problems.
Just like DJ Gino, you can solve your hairloss problems while you’re still young and able to do so.
Rather than look online for self-treatment methods for fighting your baldness, you’ll be better off entrusting your hair and scalp to the professionals. If you’ve been suffering from hairloss, you need to have your hair and scalp checked by an expert for proper evaluation of your condition.
Once the trichologist has found the root cause of your hairloss problem, a personalized anti-hairloss program will be prepared for you to address your specific needs and get your desired results. That’s what you can expect when you visit Svenson, the trusted name in hair restoration in the Philippines. Book a free hair and scalp consultation now! #TheHairlossAuthority