Male Pattern Hair Loss

Although there are a number of hair loss conditions that can affect men, the most common is Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). Other names for this condition are androgenetic alopecia, male pattern hair loss and genetic hair loss. In this section we will concentrate primarily on this condition and explore the best hair loss treatment for men. For other hair loss conditions, please refer to this page.

Male pattern hair loss

Male Pattern Baldness – What is it?

Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) is a genetic condition that can be passed down from either side of the family tree. The “hair loss gene” is a combination of genes, not just one. It can also skip a generation or two. So if your father has a head full hair, it is still possible that you may have inherited genetic hair loss. Male pattern hair loss is a condition caused by a by-product of testosterone named Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. DHT attaches to hair follicles and causes them to shrink over time, which causes the hair to become thinner and thinner until some men become totally bald on the top of the head. Those who have inherited the gene responsible for pattern hair loss have an increased sensitivity to DHT, despite even normal levels or slightly elevated levels of DHT.

How can I identify Male Pattern Baldness?

Male pattern hair loss begins with the thinning of hair where thick terminal hairs are replaced by thin vellus hairs. It is often easy to identify even for somebody with no clinical experience as it only affects hair on the top of the scalp and not the sides, causing a horseshoe-shaped pattern of hair loss. There are a number of different common patterns of hair loss – a receding hairline, a thinning crown, or general thinning spread over the top area of the head. MPB never affects the sides or back of the hair. Where MPB is aggressive, eventually all hairs on the top of the scalp are lost.

The Best Hair Loss Treatment for Men

There are a number of options available for treating Male Pattern Baldness, including topical and oral medications, laser devices and hair transplant surgery.

There are also numerous products on the market that have no clinical efficacy, so you need to exercise caution as it is easy to waste money whilst your hair loss condition progressively becomes worse. Therefore it is very important that you carry out the necessary research before deciding how you are going to treat your hair loss.

The good news is that there are clinically-proven treatments available to halt hair loss, and even regrow a significant amount of hair. Our comprehensive hair loss treatment page explains some of the best hair loss treatments for men. As it is easier to maintain hair than regrow hair, it is best to start hair loss treatment early.

Our Results

Our patients with male pattern hair loss usually achieve visible results within the first 3-4 months of treatment. The process of follicular miniaturisation occurs over the course of many years, thus rejuvenation of the follicles is not a quick process. How quickly you attain results will depend on a few factors such as age, severity, genetic predisposition to hair loss, treatment dosage, scalp condition and other external factors. Generally speaking, the earlier treatment is begun, the faster and more effective the results are.

*Results may vary amongst individuals

Book A Consultation With Us

With more than 30 years of experience in the male hair loss treatment in Australia and overseas, we can say with confidence that our program yields results. Bioscor’s program is medically-supervised, ensuring that we will go through the necessary health checks and discuss with you the best treatment for your hair. We understand that hair loss is a cause for distress and anxiety for many people which is why there are NO lock-in contracts or large start-up fees. You purchase your hair growth products as you need them. Your results and overall satisfaction are what matters most to us. We truly believe that we can provide the best hair loss treatment for men.