Why Do So Many Men Experience Hair Loss?
If you are a man of any age, you might already be experiencing thinning hair, a receding hairline, or the start of what will likely become a prominent bald spot. Do you look in the
mirror sometimes and ask yourself, “Why is my hair thinning?” or “Am I too young to start having hair loss?”
The bright side of this is that you are not alone on this journey. For some men, hair thinning begins in the mid to late 20s. At least one-half of all men experience some hair loss by the time they are 50. Four out of five men experience hair loss by the time they reach 70.
Despite being common, many men are reluctant to discuss or investigate the cause of their hair loss or hair thinning. Some people think the reason does not matter and just accept it as an
unwanted but inevitable reality.
Yet, many male clients who come to us at Riviera Hair Replacement have questions about why they are experiencing hair loss. They want to understand what is occurring so they can
understand what options might be available to them- Is there a way to maximize
the hair they have? Would a full prosthesis be an appropriate solution?
We offer a wide range of options and would be happy to schedule a free consultation for you one of our professional, discreet hair replacement specialists.
Call us today at 516-364-0110.
Why Is Your Hair Thinning?
It is not because you wear a baseball hat. It’s not because you swim in a chlorinated pool. It is not because you use sunscreen on your hairline. These are all myths.
Let’s take a look at some of the primary and factual reasons for male hair thinning and hair loss.
Genetics: Finally, something you can actually blame on your parents and feel justified in doing
so! Male pattern baldness, also called androgenetic alopecia, is genetic. It is inherited by your relatives and tends to run in families. If your parents have hair loss or hair thinning, chances are, you will follow suit.
This type of hair loss can start in your teens. You might see gradual receding or thinning of the hairline around your temples or at the crown of your head. Your hair might not only
become thinner – it can become softer, shorter, and the strands themselves might become fine.
Shock or Stress: Stress, trauma, or shock can cause hair loss. A prolonged illness, significant life
change, weight loss, surgery, or heightened feelings of anxiety can result in hair loss or hair thinning. This type of hair loss is sometimes called telogen effluvium.
Since the pandemic, for example, there have been many reports of Covid-19 related hair loss.
The hair loss is not necessarily a symptom of the virus, however. Many researchers believe that the stress of having Covid-19, living with long-term effects, the fear of contracting coronavirus, the loss of loved ones, feelings of isolation, and the pandemic’s financial strain have all contributed to increased cases of thinning hair and significant hair loss.
Medical Ailments: Certain medical conditions can cause hair loss. For example, vitamin deficiencies, lupus, diabetes, thyroid problems, and anemia can increase your risk of hair
Medications: Hair loss is often an unwanted side effect of taking medication to treat an
unrelated condition. Most commonly, men can experience hair loss from taking
drugs for cancer, gout, depression, arthritis, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Your own immune system: Alopecia Areata is a condition that leaves patchy bald spots in one or more places on your scalp. It is a genetic autoimmune disease. Your body’s immune system
attacks your hair follicles, causing the hair to fall out. Alopecia Areata can be cyclical and triggered by a variety of factors like stress and sickness. The hair can grow back and fall out again depending on how your body reacts and manifests the condition.
Trichotillomania: This is a disorder that affects 1-2% of people. It is often called a hair-pulling disorder or body-focused repetitive behavior. People with trichotillomania have an uncontrollable impulse to pull their hair from anywhere- their scalp, eyebrows, or eyelashes, for example.
Ponytails or braids: As with women, men who wear tight ponytails or braids close to the scalp can damage their hair follicles and cause hair loss called traction alopecia.
Regardless of the reasons for your hair loss or hair thinning, it might not be something you have to live with. You can make changes if your hair loss is affecting your confidence, self-esteem, or lifestyle.
Call Riviera Hair Replacement to Learn About How We Can Help
At Riviera Hair Replacement, we offer various solutions to men who are experiencing hair loss for a variety of reasons. Our professional, compassionate, discreet team of hair replacement
experts can help design and create a hair replacement option that suits your needs and your lifestyle.
Whether you want to maximize the hair you have, replace it with a full system or try a new style, we can help find the right solution. We want you to leave here feeling and looking your best. Call Riviera Hair Replacement today at 516-364-0110 to schedule your free consultation. You will be glad you did!