Hair Loss For Men

Hair Transplants Melbourne has more than 25 years’ experience in hair loss for men and women including Strip and FUE hair restoration. We offer a variety of medical and procedural treatments for hair loss to suit each person’s needs.

Man looking at full head

The baldness gene is passed on from either parent. If you have this unfortunate gene, eventually you may experience hair loss. This happens when aging hair loss occurs, and many variables determine the amount of hair loss. Hormones called androgens spread in your blood, and the gene for baldness makes your hair follicles become sensitive to the androgen hormone. Hair follicles create lighter, shorter, and thinner hair, all the while, the growing stage of hair cycles shorten while the resting stage stays the same. During the shorter growing stage, brand new hairs are unable to reach your scalps surface.  

Pattern baldness in men is not necessarily consistent, however; it materialises in fits and bursts. There is no particular age that hair loss begins in men and it can persist from 10 to 40 years. The amount of men that suffer from male pattern hair loss is approximately 30% at the age of 30 and up to 50% at the age of 50.

No medical evidence states why pattern baldness in men occurs, but there have been scientific findings that pinpoint two primary causes – hormones and genetics. During the 1970’s scientists found and classified which hormone was the biggest problem in pattern baldness. They discovered that a chemical called 5- a reductase transforms testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Males with pattern hair loss generate much more 5-a reductase and dihydrotestosterone than men who don’t have issues with hair loss.

What are the Signs?

If you suffer from pattern baldness, you most likely know what the signs are, or you may have seen these signs develop in your family members.  The first sign is usually hair on the top of your head becomes lighter and thinner especially around the temples. Gradually your hairline begins to recede, and bald patches turn up around the crown area. It doesn’t matter the amount of hair that you lose, the horseshoe shape at the sides and the back always occurs. The horseshoe shape has unique genetic programming that stops hair from falling out. One of the reasons that hair transplants are so successful is because of the genetics of the horseshoe shape pattern. We utilise the hairs in the horseshoe area and expand them out into thinning or bald areas of your head.