Male hair loss is hardly uncommon. Most men notice their hair loss sometimes starting quite early in life. The good news is that, no matter the cause and no matter the extent of your hair loss, there are plenty of proven, non-surgical solutions available. It’s more than possible to look and feel like your old self again, and the first step is joining us at Talk of the Town Hair Studio for a FREE hair loss consultation.
One thing we’ll do in this consultation is provide a brief scalp analysis, which helps us get a better sense of the underlying causes of your hair loss. There are a number of potential male hair loss reasons, but before we get to those, it’s important to explain the basics of healthy hair production.
Your hair follicles alternate between a growth phase and a rest phase. During the growth phase, the follicle is actually producing new growth. During the rest phase, it sheds hair to prepare for future growth. What this means is that a little bit of shedding is very normal and natural. In fact, about 10 percent of your follicles will be in rest-mode at any given moment.
Trouble arises when this natural cycle is thrown off. That brings us to androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern hair loss as it’s more commonly known. Of all the causes of male hair loss, this is the most common by far, accounting for nine out of 10 cases that we see here at Talk of the Town Hair Studio.
Those with male pattern hair loss have an excess of DHT, which is itself a byproduct of testosterone. DHT impedes the follicles from working the way they’re supposed to, making the growth phase less productive and prolonging the rest phase. Over time, it can lead to mild to severe hair loss.
This may be the most common cause of male hair loss, but it’s not the only one. It’s also important to know about alopecia universalis and alopecia totalis, both of which are autoimmune disorders; and, both cause the body to attack its own hair follicles. These conditions can lead to hair loss not just on the scalp, but also on the face and body.
There are a number of other possible causes of hair loss. Some men lose their hair as a result of medical treatments. The most common examples are chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Other men may lose their hair due to lifestyle factors, like wearing their hair in tight ponytails or “man buns.” Over time, these styles can scar the follicles and lead to permanent hair loss due to traction alopecia.
Trichotillomania is another concern. This is a nervous condition, one where the individual compulsively pulls or twists his hair. This has a traumatic effect on the follicles, and the resulting hair loss can be permanent.
When you join us at Talk of the Town Hair Studio, we can help you get to the bottom of what’s causing your hair loss—and then, we can walk you through potential solutions. Remember, there is always hope for you to regain your hair, your confidence, and your sense of self.
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You don’t have to settle for thinning hair. No matter its underlying cause and no matter its extent, there are effective treatments available. To begin, it’s best to get some sense of what’s actually causing your thin to hair. When you join us at Talk of the Town Hair Studio in Orcutt, CA or Santa Barbara, CA, we’re happy to provide a FREE scalp analysis. From there, we can answer any questions you have, talk with you about potential treatments, and put together an action plan that meets your needs as well as your budget. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your FREE consultation.