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What Causes Male Pattern Baldness? Understanding its Stages

Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss. In males it is known as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) and in females, Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPB).

In MPB hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic “M” shape.In FPB, the hair falls out over the entire scalp.

The primary culprit of Androgenetic Alopecia is dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which comes from testosterone. DHT attacks the hair follicles, causing the hair to fall out and stop growing.Contributors to Androgenetic alopecia include smoking, stress, certain illnesses and thyroid or nutritional deficiencies.

There are 7 stages of Male Pattern Baldness on the Norwood Hamilton scale which helps to understand how severe your baldness is.

Stage 1: Shows little to no signs of baldness or a receding hairline.

Stage 2: Slight evidence of a receding hairline and hair thinning mainly around the temples and forehead.

Stage 3: Hair loss is noticeable. When pulling the hair back at the temples a curved ‘M’, ‘U’ or ‘V’ shape appears on the forehead. Natural hair products to strengthen hair follicles can be extremely beneficial at this stage.

Stage 3 Vertex: The hair at the top of the scalp becomes thin and shows a bald spot.

Stage 4: Bald spots are clearly evident from significant hair loss. The crown’s hair begins to thin out and the temporal hairline recedes further forming a ‘U’ shape when viewed from above.

Stage 5: Hair loss is more severe compared to stage 4. The hair loss progresses toward the back of the head.

Stage 6: The person is bald on the front and top of their head and there will be more hair loss on the sides of the head.

Stage 7:Sides of the head are affected until a thin hair ring encircles the head.

Effective hair fall treatment provided by Australian Hair & Scalp Clinics can prevent hair loss, slow down the process and regrow your hair.

Professional Hair Baldness Treatment at Australian Hair & Scalp Clinics Melbourne and Brisbane

Our treatment can deliver the best result if begun at the early stage of hair loss. Australian Hair & Scalp Clinics are a team of hair treatment specialists in Melbourne and Brisbane offering hair regrowth services for almost 30 years.

Our certified Trichologists will examine the stage of your hair loss and recommend treatment and medication after a thorough analysis of your hair and scalp condition. You may commence one of our natural hair loss programs involving natural hair tonics, tablets and in-clinic treatments to help promote new hair through Herbal Follicular Activation (HFA). HFA is the term giving to activate or stimulate follicles through the regular use of herbal products.

We have hair treatment specialists to treat your grey hair, itchy/oily scalp, hair shaft repair and seborrheic dermatitis.

If you are in Melbourne or Brisbane and hunting for a hair loss prevention clinic to treat your Male or Female Pattern Baldness, reach out to us and book a consultation: You’ll be glad you did.