Hair loss, at any stage in life, can leave men feeling frustrated and embarrassed, particularly as they try to maintain a youthful appearance. The vast majority of male hair loss is the result of androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness.
Most men will experience some level of hair thinning by middle age, while a quarter will begin seeing signs of hair loss before age 21. While some men remain unbothered by hair loss, others suffer extreme emotional distress and loss of self-esteem as a result of losing hair. The first step in treating hair loss requires evaluation by a dermatologist to determine the cause of hair loss and the appropriate treatment.
As many fad treatments have little to no effect on hair loss, it’s important to consult with an experienced physician. Depending on the cause of the hair loss, many men have seen promising results through prescription medications or steroid injections, with treatment options dependent on their particular needs.