When men experience hair loss between the ages of 25-45 the cause is often male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. In some cases it can take less than five years for a man to go bald. Male pattern baldness (MPB) is a common occurrence amongst men as they age. It’s thought 50% of men will start to lose their hair before the age of 50.
In MPB, hair will typically recede on the temples first followed by thinning on the crown. A bald patch often appears in the centre of the crown, which eventually joins with the receding temples. Remaining hair at the front will eventually fall out, leaving the entire crown bald. Hair will often remain over the ears and back of the scalp leaving a rim of hair, which resembles a horseshoe. This is the traditional pattern of MPB. A visual indication usually used to monitor the progression of MPH, is the Norwood Scale.
The effects of hair loss for some men can be devastating to their confidence SMP (Scalp Micro Pigmentation) can give the illusion of choosing a fashionable “buzz cut look” apposed to having lost the hair. It is a less invasive option than hair a transplant or plugs, more realistic looking that a “wig” and a lot more cost effective, SMP can be helpful at all stages of hair loss, contact Rachel for a free consultation to discuss if this is right for you.
Norwood Scale for MPB: