Male Pattern Baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is more common than you think. Two thirds of men under the age of 35 will experience some form. The condition can not be cured, but you have the tools to fight back. If you move quickly there is a good chance of enjoying healthy hair for years to come.
Genetics plays a part in male pattern baldness. DHT is the specific marker at play here. This molecule is an off shoot of testosterone, which is the reason why men are more prone to suffering from hair loss. DHT results in hair follicles becoming weaker and thinner as time goes by.
Hair loss treatments can either fight the effects of DHT or help block its production.
Treatment comes in a number of forms. Minoxidil liquid is normally applied to the scalp twice a day and is most effective for hair loss at the top of the head.
Finasteride is normally taken as a daily tablet or used as a topical solution that you apply to the scalp twice daily. This helps with hair loss all over the head and a receding hairline.