HAIR LOSS IN MEN
About two-thirds of American men will experience hair loss (alopecia) by the age of 35.
By the age of 50, about 85% of men will notice thinning hair. It's that common!
Drs. True and Dorin have successfully created personalized hair loss solutions for more than 10,000 men in Greater NYC, NY, and beyond.
UNDERSTANDING MALE HAIR LOSS What Is Alopecia?
Hair loss, or alopecia, refers to several conditions characterized by the loss of hair from the scalp or elsewhere on the body. Hair loss can affect men, women, and children. The timing and the appearance vary depending on the condition's cause.
Early Signs of Male Hair Loss
Hair sheds naturally. Most people lose around 100 hairs from their heads every day. However, some people experience excessive hair loss. Symptoms of hair loss will vary depending on what type of condition the person has. Some general signs and symptoms associated with, but not specific to, hair loss include:
Slow But Steady Hair Loss on the Top of The Head
The most common form of the condition is androgenetic alopecia, otherwise known as female or male pattern baldness. It affects both men and women, but each gender experiences different signs of gradual thinning of hair on the top of the head. Hair often recedes at the front of the scalp, crown, and temples on either side, or spreads out from the top.
Round Patches of Thin or Bald Areas
This type of hair loss looks like round, hairless patches on the scalp that typically start with one or two patches and can develop into complete baldness caused by alopecia areata.
Rapid Hair Loss
Stress affects every person differently. Extreme stress, trauma, or shock to the body or emotions can cause sudden hair loss. You might notice hair bundles coming out while you're in the shower or when you brush your hair.
Norwood Patterns Of Male Hair Loss
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If you are unhappy with the state of your hair, you are not alone. Many adult men experience male pattern baldness. However, thanks to the modern hair transplant technology and medical treatment we make available to Greater NYC and beyond, hair loss does not have to be permanent.
Your doctor can develop a customized treatment plan that combines non-surgical, surgical, and medical treatment (such as minoxidil) for effective results.
We invite anyone curious about hair transplants or other treatments to schedule a consultation with our medical team today. With three offices in the Greater New York City area and one in Boston, we are always ready to welcome new patients and explore various hair restoration treatments.
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There are Two Types of Alopecia
Scarring vs. Non-Scarring Alopecia
Both scarring and non-scarring alopecia can be subdivided into primary cutaneous (skin) disorders and systemic diseases. Primary skin disorders are the most common causes of non-scarring and scarring alopecia. Drugs can also cause nonscarring hair loss, usually by induction of telogen effluvium (see chart below).
The skin displays evidence of inflammation, fibrosis, and associated damage or loss of the surrounding follicles.
The hair follicles are intact, and the skin does not show evidence of inflammation or fibrosis, but there is still hair loss.
Types of Non-Scarring and Scarring Alopecia
|Primary Skin Disorders|
|Androgenetic Alopecia||Male and female pattern baldness|
|Tinea Capitis||Fungal infection of the scalp|
|Alopecia Areata||Usually patchy, sometimes diffuse totally bald area|
|Drugs that may cause hair loss|
|Systemic diseases that can cause hair loss|
|Hyperthyroidism||Systemic Lupus Erythematosus|
|Deficiency of Vitamin B, Protein, Biotin, Iron, Zinc|
|IV||Trichotillomania-||An obsessive-compulsive disorder characterized by self-inflicted hair pulling resulting in hair loss.|
|Primary Skin Disorders|
|Traumatic Alopecia (chemical burns)|
|Idiopathic Pseudopelade of Brocq|
|Systemic Diseases Leading to Hair Loss|
Hereditary Causes of Hair Loss
Male pattern hair loss is a hereditary disorder and often develops at 20 years old or later and is a progressive disorder. Male pattern hair loss is not controlled by a single gene, but rather a complex of genes interacting together. The most common type of hereditary hair loss is androgenetic alopecia.
With male pattern hair loss, hair follicles on the top of the head are sensitive to normal levels of hormones, specifically DHT (dihydrotestosterone). This sensitivity can disrupt the normal growth cycle of hair follicles, resulting in shorter, thinner hair that eventually stops growing altogether. Male pattern baldness is generally permanent. However, several treatments have shown satisfying results for patients.
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Androgenetic alopecia affects 30-50% of American men and millions more worldwide. Some men might experience male pattern baldness as early as their teens. However, a constantly growing number of men are overcoming androgenetic alopecia and other types of hair loss thanks to improvements in surgical hair transplantation and other solutions.
While some types of hair loss happen slowly and may need minimal treatment, other types are aggressive and may require more extensive treatments. Find out which treatment is right for you by requesting a consultation at one of our offices serving greater NYC:
"Androgenetic alopecia affects 30-50% of
American men and millions more worldwide."
What Causes Non-Hereditary Hair Loss?
Who is Susceptible to Protein Deficiency?
There are several groups of individuals who are more susceptible to protein deficiencies related to their dietary choices:
- Strict vegetarians and vegans
- Bariatric surgery patients
- Those who are on strict diets
- Those with malabsorption syndrome
In addition, patients suffering from hypothyroidism may also struggle with insufficient protein levels.
Symptoms of Trichodynia
Burning scalp syndrome can result in several symptoms such as:
- Burning sensation
- Prolonged itching
- Scalp sensitivity
- Pain and discomfort
These symptoms may seem constant or worsen during certain activities, such as combing and brushing your hair. Little research has been conducted on the subject, but it appears to affect three times more women than men. However, men are often less likely to seek treatment and more prone to experience hair loss naturally, so it is unclear whether men actually face a higher risk than women.
Burning scalp syndrome and hair loss are closely associated, although studies have been unable to conclude whether hair loss leads to trichodynia, or results from the condition. In either case, patients can experience increased stress, anxiety, and depression, which may worsen their condition.
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How to Prevent Hair Loss Due to Iron Deficiency
Ferritin is a blood cell protein that contains iron and assists in producing hair follicles. When your body doesn't have proper iron levels, the stored proteins will be transferred from non-essential areas, such as hair bulbs, to essential tissues and organs like your heart.
Patients struggling to maintain proper iron levels should strive to improve their diet and focus on consuming more iron-rich foods. Foods that can naturally increase levels of iron include:
- Red Meat
- Dark Leafy Greens
Fortified products, such as cereal, pasta, bread, or iron supplements, may also be recommended. While these measures often help improve iron levels, your body may still take months to adjust and begin regrowing hair. Our NYC-headquartered practice can provide the guidance you need if an iron deficiency is causing your hair loss.
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What Causes Hair Loss After Chemotherapy?
The medication used to attack cancer-causing cells can also attack other rapidly dividing cells, including those that contribute to hair growth. This rapid hair loss is referred to as anagen effluvium, and it can affect hair on your head and virtually any other part of the body. The degree to which hair loss occurs depends mainly on the unique composition of the prescription and the duration of treatment. Drugs associated with chemo that commonly cause hair loss include:
In cases when radiation must also be applied to the head, hair will often fall out and, for many patients, will not grow back.
What Chemotherapy Patients Can Expect Before, During, and After Treatment
While no proven method can completely prevent this side effect, our clinic can help you better prepare. For those who wish to conceal their hair loss or maintain a natural hairstyle, we provide several resources to help patients find a natural-looking wig or hairpiece that suits them.
The extent of hair loss will vary from patient to patient and may range from minimal thinning to complete baldness. Generally, hair will fall out several weeks into treatment or later. Once hair loss has begun, patients can expect the condition to persist for the duration of chemotherapy.
Once treatment has ended, hair loss should cease a few weeks after. Hair follicles may grow back in a different color or texture than before, but will often revert to their normal state after a few years. Restoration options are available for patients who do not experience substantial regrowth or experience complete baldness after chemotherapy.
"Our New York City-headquartered practice is recognized
as a global leader in hair restoration treatment
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Our Featured Surgical
and Non-Surgical Treatments
Dr. Robert True and Dr. Robert Dorin are New York City doctors serving Greater NYC and Boston who can combine non-surgical and surgical procedures with a medication regimen of minoxidil or other hair growth medications. Your doctor will discuss any side effects of medication and surgery with you to help you make an informed decision. Here is a look at some of our featured hair loss treatments:
FUE is a minimally invasive and minimally scarring surgery that yields natural-looking results. Individual hair follicles are extracted from the scalp, and grafts are inserted into strategically placed incisions. Patients will notice new hair growth about three to six months after surgery.
FUT surgery involves removing a strip of hair-bearing skin from the back or sides of the scalp to make the grafts that will be placed back into areas of thinning hair. This treatment can cover a larger area than FUE, making it a solution for many patients with large patches of hair loss and severe balding.
PRP therapy encourages tissue growth by injecting platelets (growth factors) into the patient's scalp. For this non-surgical process, blood is collected, platelet-rich plasma is separated from the blood sample, the scalp is prepared with micro-needling, and the PRP is injected into the affected area.
This treatment is usually best suited to those in the early stages of hair loss. It can be an ideal procedure for patients who prefer a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment to aid hair follicle growth. Laser therapy can even be completed from the comfort of your home.
For certain conditions, doctors may recommend the patient take prescription or over-the-counter medication, like minoxidil, which is often marketed under the name Rogaine. Our doctors serving Greater NYC may recommend minoxidil or other medications alongside surgical or non-surgical treatment.
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Drs. True and Dorin deliver consistently outstanding results to patients throughout Greater NYC and beyond. They can help you achieve your hair follicle growth goals by developing a custom treatment plan that's right for you. To find what treatment is suited to your needs and to meet with one of our board-certified surgeons, book a consultation at one of our offices in NYC and Boston:
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