Like most signs of aging, male pattern baldness doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, going bald is often a slow process. For some men, that might take several years, while for others it might take several decades.
Male pattern baldness, also called androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), more than 50 percent of all men over the age of 50 will be affected by male pattern baldness to some extent. By the age of 30, many men begin loosing or have lost a significant amount of their hair.
Below are some of the prominent signs and stages of male pattern baldness to be aware of.
- Changes in Hairline – Baldness often begins at the hairline, with the flat or mildly receded hairline you previously had turned into a more obvious V-shaped hairline. For most people, this begins around the temples and often starts with thinning rather than total hair loss.
- Noticeable Thinning – Some men experience a type of hair loss that either affects the entire scalp or specific areas like the crown, resulting in baldness that starts from the back or top, rather than from the hairline.
- Excessive Hair Loss – It’s normal to lose hair when you shower, brush or comb. However, if you notice an excessive amount of hair falling out throughout the day, there’s a risk that it could be the result of male pattern baldness.
The key to controlling hair loss is noticing the signs of baldness and taking action as soon as possible. The earlier you take action to prevent hair loss, the more hair you’ll be able to save. Contact Hans Wiemann today to learn more about our treatments as well as our other hair loss solutions.