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Hair Loss in Men – Reasons and Treatment

Hair Loss in Men

Hair loss in men is more common than hair loss in women. It starts at earlier ages. As the years pass the problem grows. Androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men.


Hair loss is primarily caused by a combination of aging, a change in hormones, and a family history of baldness. Earlier hair loss begins, more severe the baldness will become. By the age of thirty-five, two-thirds of Indian men experience some degree of Hair loss.


By the age of fifty, approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. Approximately twenty five percent of men who suffer with male pattern baldness, the hair loss begins before they reach the age of twenty-one.


Most men who suffer from male pattern baldness are extremely unhappy with their situation. They would do anything to change it. Hair loss in men affects every aspect of the sufferer’s life. It affects interpersonal relationships as well as the professional lives. It is not uncommon for men to change their career paths because of hair loss in men.


Prime Hair Studiospecializing in treatment for hair loss in Mumbai  recognizes how devastating male pattern baldness can be. We have created resources for men to get comprehensive treatment plans for hair loss in men.

The most common factor is androgenetic alopecia. The cause of androgenetic alopecia is hereditary. There is usually a genetic history of it, up to three generations. It can be on either the mother’s or the father’s side. Baldness in androgenetic alopecia is caused by the action of DHT (dihyrotestosterone).


Baldness in men can be classified by using Norwoods scale as shown in the pictures below

Norwood Scale of Men Baldness

When advising hair loss treatment for men, it is important to understand how far hair loss has progressed. There will be times when you will have to relay this information via telephone or the internet to doctors. Norwoods Scale is developed for this better communication between patients and doctors


Male pattern baldness is diagnosed based on the appearance and pattern of hair loss in men. A detailed medical history, including questions about the prevalence of hair loss in your family is also required. An experienced medical hair loss treatment expert will examine the scalp. It is important to assess the degree of miniaturization of the hair follicles. This assessment is very important when recommending the proper course of treatment.


The treatment options for androgenic alopecia that have a definite role are broadly divided into two. The first option is medical treatment and the second option is surgical hair transplant.

Medicinal Treatment for Hair loss in Men:-

There are hundreds of products claiming to prevent hair loss in men. But there are only two FDA approved products that have been clinically proven to stop or prevent hair loss in men. They are Minoxidil lotion or solution and finasteride in tablet form.

Medicines work only in the early stages of hair loss (stages 1–4 on Norwoods Scale). They may stop the hair fall and retain the hair that are present. But these medical treatments need to be taken regularly.

Surgical Treatment for hair loss and baldness :-

For the baldness which has progressed to stage 4 and beyond on Norwood Scale, treatment ishair transplant procedure. Hair Transplant has given a new lease of life for the people with baldness.  It is a natural hair replacement solution to baldnss and hair loss in men. Read more and See Results

It is advisable to stop or slow the progression of hair loss by using medicinal treatments and to replace lost hair through hair transplant. Remember, successful treatment of hair loss is greatly dependent on early intervention.

Only a handful of surgeons are performing surgical hair restoration to state of the art standards. If you are suffering with hair treatment consult one of the best hair transplant in Mumbai.