What causes hair loss in men?
Your hair is constantly shedding and regrowing. Hair loss occurs when your hair sheds at a higher rate than it regrows. There are many issues that can lead to hair loss including:
- Hormonal changes
- Certain medications
- Excessive hairstyling or treatments
Other issues like poor nutrition or significant weight loss can also cause hair loss. In most cases, men’s hair loss is caused by androgenic alopecia (male-pattern baldness), a type of hair loss caused by genetics and age-related changes to your hormones.
What are the symptoms of hair loss?
Hair loss can occur in many ways. For men, hair loss typically begins at the hairline and forehead. In most cases, the symptoms of men’s hair loss include gradual thinning at the temples or top of the head. As the hairline recedes, it eventually forms an ‘M’ shape, a characteristic of male-pattern baldness.
Depending on the underlying cause, some men may experience sudden hair loss or patches of hair loss on the scalp, eyebrows, or beard. If you notice signs of hair loss, the team at Men’s Vitality MD can determine the underlying cause and most effective treatment.
When should I speak with a doctor about my hair loss?
If hair loss is causing you stress or affecting your daily life, book an appointment at Men’s Vitality MD. The practice specializes in antiaging medicine and hormone therapy and works with you to determine the right treatment for your hair loss.
Certain types of baldness can be linked to underlying conditions like lupus or diabetes. Without treatment, men’s hair loss can eventually lead to partial or complete baldness.
What treatments are available for men’s hair loss?
Treatment depends on the severity and underlying cause of your hair loss. During your telehealth appointment, you and Dr. Sanderson discuss your symptoms as well as your diet, hair care routine, and medical history.
Men’s Vitality MD offers bioidentical hormones to treat the underlying cause of male-pattern baldness. Bioidentical hormone therapy is designed to restore your hormone balance and address the age-related hormonal changes that contribute to men’s hair loss.
Bioidentical hormones are safe, effective, and chemically similar to the hormones naturally produced by your body.
Dr. Sanderson also offers platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), an innovative treatment that uses the stem cells and growth factors found naturally in your blood to stimulate hair growth.
Also known as male-pattern baldness, hair loss is a common condition that affects approximately 50 million men in the United States. At Mens Vitality MD in Honolulu, Hawaii, Scott Sanderson, MD, provides personalized treatment plans for men’s hair loss. As an anti-aging and hormone specialist, Dr. Sanderson and his team offer several cutting-edge treatments like platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and bioidentical hormones.