Male pattern baldness – what is it?

MPB example showing top of mans headThere are many hair loss conditions that can be experienced by men, but the most common of these is Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). Most men will experience this condition to some degree, and certainly by the time they reach their 60s. However, Male Pattern Baldness differs from person to person, with some men experiencing the condition in the 50s and others experiencing it much earlier in their 30s.

Is MPB genetic?

It can be, but just because your father has a thick head of hair, it doesn’t mean that you will not develop MPB at some point. Male Pattern Baldness can be passed down from both sides of your family, and is caused by a hormone called DHT. DHT is a bi-product of testosterone and it can cause the hair follicles to shrink over time, causing hair to become thinner and thinner.

Am I losing my hair?

It may not be obvious when you first start losing your hair, and in fact somebody else might break the bad news to you. After all, how many of us really check the backs or tops of our heads in the mirror regularly? Many men are also in denial over going bald, especially if the process is slow and gradual. However, the sooner you realise or accept that you are losing your hair, the sooner you can take action to do something about it, and stop this condition in its tracks.

How to identify MPB

The good news is that Male Pattern Baldness is easy to spot as it has certain characteristics. This particular hair loss condition only affects the top of the head and causes hair to thin in a horseshoe pattern. MPB will never cause hair loss at the back or sides of the head.

Is MPB treatable?

More good news is that MPB is most certainly treatable. The important thing to remember is that the hair loss industry is huge, and there are many products and treatments out there that will prove to be totally ineffective. More and more men are experiencing successful treatment through hair transplants, and more specifically hair transplants abroad, in Budapest. Here you can enjoy safe, professional and effective treatments for less; treatments that will restore your hair and give you the natural look that other hair loss remedies just cannot achieve. Treatment is also pain free, and comes with a decade long guarantee.