Hair loss is not just annoying. For many men – and women – it can feel like an existential threat to see their hairline receding or to discover a growing bald spot on the back of their head. But here’s the thing: All men (and women) can lose hair. Men of a certain age are especially prone to hair loss, at least from the top of their heads.
It is not until relatively recent times that the causes of hair loss have been better understood and consequently there are many old wives tales and myths that have grown up around the age-old problem of baldness.
More than half of all men over the age of 50 have some degree of male pattern baldness. But despite the large number of men who are losing their hair, there are a lot of myths and misinformation about how and why hair loss happens.
Here are five misconceptions about baldness that you can put to bed.
Hair loss happens — and middle-aged men aren’t the only victims. In fact, hair loss can strike boys during their late teens and it’s not that uncommon among 20- and 30- year-olds. Unfortunately, the earlier male pattern baldness sets in, the more likely it will be severe.
While there’s no cure for a shiny scalp, there are things you can do to stall hair loss. Once hair loss begins, it doesn’t stop. But if maintaining a full head of hair is important to you, it’s important to take action as soon as you notice your hair thinning.
Talk to our team about available treatment options, so you can weigh the risks and benefits of each approach. Whether you choose medication or surgery, you may be able to turn back the clock on your head with a little medical assistance.
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