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Male pattern baldness
We offer only highly-effective treatments
The most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia, also known as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB). MPB will affect 70% of men at some point in their lives. 90% of hair loss in men occurs when susceptible hair follicles are exposed to the androgen (male hormone) dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, a metabolite of testosterone, which causes the hair to become finer and shorter with each growth cycle. Resulting in a thinning effect which eventually becomes permanent hair loss.
Why is it a ‘pattern’?
In most men, the hair in the front, crown, and top of the scalp – where follicles with androgen receptors are located – typically suffer hair loss, while hair growth at the sides and rear of the scalp is usually unaffected. This results in the classic horseshoe-shaped ring of hair associated with MPB, illustrated by the Norwood-Hamilton scale.
The severity varies considerably – in some cases, men may simply see a minor receding hairline. Whereas others suffer complete hair loss from the front all the way to the crown and it can strike from the onset of puberty when blood androgens naturally increase.
Not all hair is affected by MPB
Because not all hair follicles have androgen receptors – which allow them to bind with DHT – not all follicles are affected. So we can harvest hair from the back and sides of the scalp – the Safe Donor Areas (SDAs). These follicles do not have androgen receptors. Despite being moved to an area that would otherwise expose hair follicles to DHT, the transplanted follicles are resilient to MPB.
We only offer the best hair restoration treatments
We offer only highly-effective treatments, tailored to your needs. Some patients with minimal recession may opt for non-surgical medical treatment, whilst others prefer to combat the early onset of male pattern baldness with hair transplant surgery, blending hair taken from safe donor areas with hair that may be susceptible to androgenetic alopecia. Keeping your hair transplant more subtle and natural-looking.
Whatever your choice, you can rest assured that The Kensington Hair Clinic’s expert team will provide a sensitive, thorough and discreet approach to your hair restoration. Our easily accessible London location offers access to some of the U.K.’s leading experts in hair loss and restoration in a high-end private clinical environment.
The Norwood scale
Male hair loss is assessed using the Norwood Scale. The diagrams below give you an approximate scale to assess your hair loss.