What is male hair loss?

Male pattern baldness is a common, genetic condition that leads to permanent hair loss. Male pattern baldness affects 50% of men over 50 years of age but can also affect men in their 20s.

The hair loss in male pattern baldness starts as a thinning of the hair at the sides and on the top of the head. It’s this “pattern” that defines the condition and separates it from other types of hair loss.

Whilst this form of hair loss in men isn’t serious and doesn’t need treatment, it is permanent and can be distressing. The loss of hair can affect your confidence and self-esteem. However, there are several treatment options available to stop your hair loss and even regrow new hair.



What causes male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldness is a genetic condition meaning it’s in the genes you got from your parents.

Hair follicles on the head convert the hormone, testosterone, into a different form of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It’s believed that the gene for male pattern baldness causes the follicles to become sensitive to DHT and start to shrink. Eventually, the follicle stops working and no hairs will grow from it.



Other causes of hair loss

It’s normal to lose hairs: we all lose around 50 to 100 every day without noticing. And hair loss is normally not something to worry about.

However, hair loss can sometimes happen because of a medical condition:

– Medication or treatment, such as chemotherapy
– Stress
– Weight loss
– Iron deficiency
– An illness
– Skin condition such as alopecia

These types of hair are usually temporary. If you experience sudden hair loss or hair loss in clumps, you should see to your GP.


What treatment is available for male hair loss?

There is a type of treatment available to men with male pattern baldness from Butt Lane Pharmacy. Our Personalised Hair Loss Service works differently to other creams, lasers and tablets on the market today. Our clinical approach is based on your own unique and individual case, using DNA to understand why the loss has occurred and tailor your treatment to tackle that specific requirement. Therefore, the medication will differ from person to person.


What is the cost of the Personalised Hair Loss Service?

The cost of the initial test is £220 and following that, £60-£80 per month for the tailored treatment.


Book an appointment and start your journey today!