Just as there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all cure for hair loss, there is also no such thing as a single pattern associated with signs of male pattern baldness. While there are certain types of hair loss that are more common than others, most individuals will lose their hair or experience thinning that is completely unique to themselves. That being said, there are a few specific areas to focus on when determining whether you are, in fact, experiencing enough of a loss to warrant professional hair solutions for men. Our Greater Boston hair loss clinics offer an individualized treatment solution that is customized according to your type and degree of hair loss, as well as to your lifestyle, personal goals, and budget. Laser hair therapy treatment, Virtual Reality hair replacement, and a series of Corrective Hair Solutions (CHS) can all be used alone or in conjunction with each other, depending on your needs.
The Most Common Signs of Male Pattern Baldness
When people think about hair loss in men, they usually picture the horseshoe-shaped area of baldness that starts at the hairline and goes back toward the crown. Depending on the degree of hair loss, this shape can go all the way back past the top of the head, revealing a ring of remaining hair that starts at the ears and goes around the neck. This receding hairline is just one of the signs of male pattern baldness, and the horseshoe-shaped ring is what most people visualize when they think about hair loss in men. However, there are other types of hair loss that are also quite common. The cause for hair loss can vary, but in the majority of cases, it is a hereditary or genetic underlying cause.
The U-Shape – Also known as the horseshoe shape of male pattern baldness frequently seen at our Greater Boston hair loss clinics. For some, this is the shape that they see throughout the season of hair loss. For others, this is the end result after the other types of hair loss, or receding hairline progresses over time.
The M-Shape – A very pronounced “widow’s peak” looking pattern of hair loss that is seen as the hairline gradually moves backward. As stated above, this M-shape will often continue, if left untreated, to create the more traditional U-shape result, leaving a pattern of remainder hair around the sides and back of the head.
Thinning Hair – For some, the initial loss phase begins with a general thinning of the hair, resulting in loss throughout the scalp. It is usually noticed by more hair in the sink or shower, on the comb or brush, and left on the pillow in the morning. Thinning hair can progress to a more definitive shaped pattern of hair loss with a receding hairline or remain as an all-over loss, depending on the underlying cause.
Identifying Your Type of Hair Loss
When you come to South Coast Hair Options in New Bedford to discuss your signs of male pattern baldness, our technicians will begin by providing you with a complimentary scalp exam to determine the underlying causes of your hair loss. They will ask you questions about your experience to this point, as well as inquire about any health concerns, new medications, supplements, lifestyle changes, or anything else that might contribute to hair loss. A classic male pattern baldness could very well be a hereditary genetic-based type of hair loss. However, there could also be other issues at work that might be accelerating the hair loss or causing it to fall out in an unusual pattern.
Once we are able to identify the cause of hair loss, we can offer a custom approach to hair solutions for men with our Corrective Hair Solutions (CHS) program. Our Greater Boston hair loss clinics provide a wide range of services, including hair replacement through Virtual Reality and low-level laser hair therapy treatment to ensure more rapid and complete results. Whatever your needs, goals, or budget to overcome signs of male pattern baldness, we can help you get the look and feel that you want at South Coast Hair Options. Contact our team to schedule a consultation by dialing 508-995-7085 and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members about your needs.