Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness is expertly addressed at Dr. Hera’s Skin & Hair Clinic, where hair transplant techniques restore both hair and confidence.

Hair loss, medically termed Alopecia, is a common concern around the world. It can occur due to a lot many reasons, with genetic predisposition alongside other contributing factors, being the main cause.

According to hair transplant surgeon in Roorkee, Dr Hera Tabassum,‘The global incidence of baldness is on the rise, attributed to many reasons, including stress, pollution, bad lifestyle habits, and poor dietary nutrition- all of which contribute to hereditary hair loss- male pattern baldness’.

What is Male Pattern Baldness?

Male Pattern Baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is a type of hair loss that affects most men across the globe. 4 out of every 5 men aged under 70 years suffer from this hair issue.

This condition can present in different stages of progression and the extent of such type of hair loss can be evaluated by Norwood’s classification.

Hair Transplants - Male Pattern Baldness

The seven classes (from mild to severe)

Here are the seven classes (from mild to severe) provided under Norwood’s classification, representing the progression of male pattern baldness:

Class I (no baldness): The complete hairline is raised on the forehead, meaning the hairline is receding.

Class II: Triangular areas of recession can be noticed on the frontal sides and minimal recession on the mid-frontal portion.

Class III: It is a borderline case wherein triangular recessions grow or there is hair thinning happening on the vertex.

Class IV: More frontal hair loss and widening of hair loss from the vertex still leaving behind a wide band of hair that separates the frontal hair loss from vertex hair loss.

Class V: Further hair loss at the frontal and vertex and continued breakage of separation line of hairs lying between both areas of baldness.

Class VI: Disappearance of the separation band or bridge of hairs between the frontal and vertex hair loss, thereby merging both hair losses.

Class VII (Complete male-pattern baldness): Appearance of a band of hair covering only the back and sides of the scalp.

Suppose one is experiencing these issues and looking for an effective method to manage baldness. In that case, they can consult a hair transplant surgeon at Dr Hera’s Skin & Hair Clinic, the top hair transplant clinic in Roorkee, where modern approaches are offered for managing hair loss and baldness issues.

What causes Male Pattern Baldness?

Men suffer from male pattern baldness primarily because of the malfunctioning of genes responsible for determining the sensitivity of the hair follicles to androgen hormone levels.

Researchers believe that an increase in androgen hormone (Dih-hydrate-testosterone or DHT) levels can cause the hair follicles that are oversensitive to the hormone to shrink or miniaturize, leading to permanent hair loss.

This means that in male pattern baldness, all the androgen-sensitive hair follicles can get affected, resulting in baldness.

What is left behind are the hair follicles that are resistant to the dish-hydrate-testosterone hormone because they do not possess androgenic hormone receptors.

Therefore, all men at risk of pattern baldness experience disruption in the normal hair growth cycle, causing the hair follicles to shrink and existing hair to thin out, resulting in shorter hair strands.

Over time, the hair gets extremely thin, and thinning occurs until the hair falls out with the death of hair cells.

For some men, male pattern baldness can even be an outcome of factors like the use of anabolic steroids, specific cancers, and thyroid issues.

Can hair regrowth be possible for men suffering from pattern baldness?

Having understood the genetic influence on the sensitivity of hair follicles to the DHT hormone and the subsequent shrinkage of hair follicles, it’s now clear that there is a lack of proper hair regrowth.

The hair that grows back from shrunken or weak hair follicles is usually thinner and shorter. They take time to regrow and eventually cause complete baldness.

The good news is that it’s possible to stop the working of DHT hormone on the hair follicles to shrink them and increase hair regrowth with a proper medical procedure; the hair regrowth rate can be boosted, and a full crown can be regrown.

Hence, with appropriate treatment at an early stage of pattern baldness by a hair specialist, the sufferer can overcome the challenges of baldness.

For people in the advanced stage of male pattern baldness, a hair transplant is the best approach to naturally restore their heads to fullness of thick, healthy hair.

Why hair transplantation is considered the best solution to treat male pattern baldness?

Although male pattern baldness can be treated in multiple ways, ranging from home remedies to medical procedures, the most commonly used approach is hair transplant surgery.

In this surgical procedure, the hair transplant surgeon moves some hair from the donor areas—usually the back or sides of the head—to the recipient areas—the hair thinning or balding areas of the scalp.

Hair transplantation is done to cover bald areas of the scalp and help grow hair on them. It can even be performed to redesign a perfect hairline if a person is unhappy with an existing one.

However, only those with sufficient healthy hair density in the donor area, patients with reasonable expectations from the procedure results and without systematic illness, can get a successful hair transplant.

Hair transplantation is the sole permanent hair restoration solution since the bald areas are covered with autologous hair grafts taken from other hair body sites with permanent hair roots.

The transplanted hair follicles can last long in the bald regions since them are resistant to the DHT hormone.

When this surgery is performed by a skilled and experienced hair transplant surgeon, the results seem entirely natural.

Two techniques can be used to transplant hair:

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or the Strip method and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

FUT is a traditional method that involves taking out a linear strip of hair, further dissected under the microscope to isolate the individual hair follicles and place them one by one in the micro-holes created in the recipient area.

FUE is an advanced hair transplantation technique wherein a micro-punch tool harvests donor hair follicles.

Both these procedures are highly effective, particularly for people who fail to respond to hair loss medications and other minimally invasive procedures like growth factor hair therapy, mesotherapy for hair loss, and scalp micro needling.

They provide definite best results, although they may vary among patients mainly because of the different strengths and thicknesses of hair in the donor area.

Hair transplantation is a worthwhile undertaking because it is a painless, simple procedure providing excellent results if done with professional care.

Hair transplants can be life-changing. For more information on this amazing hair restoration surgery, schedule a visit at Dr Hera’s Skin & Hair Clinic, the best hair transplant centre in Roorkee.

Dr Hera’s Skin & Hair Clinic, Dermatologist in Roorkee

Address: Dr Hera’s Skin & Hair Clinic, near Bank of India, Malviya chowk, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667

Phone No. 070608 54824


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