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Male baldness, male androgenetic alopecia, or just male alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss in men. 

In fact, male baldness is so common that it affects more than half of all men, especially from the age of 50.

The pattern of loss is well recognized, and the falling of the hair follicles happens gradually but progressively. 

Male baldness first becomes noticeable on the scalp, along the hairline, on top of the head (middle third) and crown (vertex), and can eventually become complete.

Are you recognizing the symptoms? Hair loss due to baldness is inexorable and irreversible, but there are some solutions and even advice that can help prevent male baldness.

Male Baldness in numbers

Male Baldness in numbers

95% of men with baldness is due to androgenetic alopecia

50-80% of men suffer or may suffer from androgenetic baldness

30% of men between the ages of 30 and 40 suffer from androgenetic baldness

Male Baldness in numbers

40% of men between the ages of 40 and 50 suffer from androgenetic baldness

50% of men between 50 and 60 years old suffer from androgenetic baldness

More than 80% of men aged 80+ suffer from androgenetic baldness

What is Male Baldness? 

Also known as androgenetic alopecia, male baldness is a genetic disorder in which a set of genes causes hair follicles to miniaturize and fall out in men.

Hair loss is gradual and progressive and can become complete after a few years. 

However, male baldness is also more than that. There is a psychological impact associated with male baldness that should not be overlooked. 

Regardless of the causes of hair loss in men, the truth is that male baldness can also harm your confidence and self-esteem.

In other words, hair loss in men ends up having an impact on their quality of life in general. But there are good news.

Although male baldness is irreversible, some solutions can help control the situation and bypass it altogether.

Hair transplantation is a good example of this. Of course, the best solution always depends on each case, not least because other hair treatments can help each specific case.

However, it is always essential to make an appointment for an individual assessment.

It is through this individual assessment that the causes of male baldness will be properly identified, but it is also due to it that the male baldness pattern of progression is assessed, and the best hair treatments recommended.


What is Male Pattern Baldness?

Male pattern baldness is the progressive pattern of hair loss in men, from the moment the condition sets in or becomes noticeable.

Although the pattern of male baldness can vary from case to case, its gradual evolution always tends to follow the same line. 

Hair loss tends to start at the frontal hairline, giving rise to the well-known "entrances" which, in practice, refer to hair loss at the temples.

As male baldness progresses, a "crown" can be seen forming on the top of the head. Over time, these two areas join, resulting in a single strip of hair along the sides and back of the man's head.

Eventually, in the most extreme cases, these hair follicles also fall out and complete baldness occurs.

For this reason, there is a direct relationship between the different hair treatments that can be applied and the stage of progression of each case of male baldness.

What causes Male Baldness?

What causes Male Baldness?

The cause of male baldness is intrinsically linked to a series of genetic and hormonal factors. 

In fact, in 2008, the location of the genes responsible was identified, establishing a direct relationship with the X chromosome: one of the chromosomes responsible for determining human gender.

However, the fact that the appearance of male baldness is linked to genetic factors does not mean that it is inevitable that a person will be bald just because one of their parents is.

The main cause of male baldness is determined by the combination of genes from both parents.

In addition to genetic factors, some hormonal components contribute to the appearance of male baldness, namely the hormone dihydrotestosterone or DHT.


In cases of male baldness, the testosterone that is converted into DHT shortens the life cycle of the hair and leads to its fall.


In other words, there is an individual predisposition to male baldness, in which hair loss is due to a genetic predisposition that manifests itself due to the presence of very specific hormones.

And as if that alone was not enough, we also must consider certain environmental and lifestyle factors that help speed up the whole process.

Stress levels, pollution, exposure of the scalp to certain chemicals, medication and other health conditions are some of the external factors that contribute to the onset of male pattern baldness.

However, it is very much in this context that proactive measures can be taken to prevent male baldness.


How can Male Baldness be prevented?

Although there is a genetic predisposition to the appearance of male baldness and even considering its inevitable progression through the presence of DHT, there are some measures that can help slow down its progression. 

Some of these measures include:

  • Healthy Lifestyle:
    a balanced diet and regular exercise can contribute to a healthier scalp;
  • Avoid or Manage Stress:
    periods of continuous or intense stress can trigger hair loss;
  • Suitable Hair Products: 
    use gentle products for the hair and scalp, without chemicals that can damage them.
  • Hair Hygiene:
    wash your hair with lukewarm or cold water, so as not to dry out or irritate your scalp, and avoid drying your hair too hard.

In addition to these measures, you should also seek out the best hair care and treatment specialists to assess your case.

At Master Group you'll find an experienced, dedicated team capable of recommending the best possible treatment, truly tailored to you. 

Book an appointment online and begin your fight against hair loss today. 


How to treat Male Baldness?

Male baldness can only be treated after a consultation to assess the specific case being treated. 

This is because there are hair treatments that may help your clinical case, before resorting to an actual hair transplant.

However, although there are several hair treatments suitable for treating hair loss in men, the truth is that FUE hair transplantation is ultimately the most effective solution.

The FUE technique - Follicular Unit Extraction - is an innovative technique whose results are considered natural and long-lasting, especially in the treatment of male baldness.

This advanced procedure involves the transfer of individual follicular units from a donor area to the recipient area (the scalp) with remarkable results and a rapid recovery period.

With a FUE hair transplant at Master Group, we help you recover not only your hair, but also your confidence and self-esteem.

Get in touch with us and ask us any questions you may have. We want to help you solve the problem of male baldness. Contact us! 

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