April 9, 2009
When you look in the mirror, are you beginning to lose that appearance of volume in your hair? Is your hair beginning to look flat in spite of the blow dryer? Do your temple points seem to be retreating southward? And where did all this hair in my sink come from?! Sound familiar?
It could very well be the first signs of genetic hair loss that the medical community may diagnose as Male Pattern Baldness or commonly referred to as MPB. The medical term is ” androgenetic alopecia.” The term “alopecia” is simply a word for hair loss and there are in fact multiple forms of it. But for men, especially younger men in their late teens into their early twenties, it’s almost always confirmed as MPB. Why? Because it exists in either their maternal or paternal side of their family history.
What can I do when I first notice my hair loss? Well the first thing to do is not to panic. The first signs of MPB can be psychologically devastating especially to younger men and to women in general. Yes, you read that correctly, women too. DHT can be deposited in their scalp sebum as well, and their hair follicles can be potentially receptive to the hormone just like men. [Read more]