Male Pattern Hair Loss

Male Pattern Hair Loss

In an interview with the Health Channel, Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a Facial Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains the common types of male pattern hair loss and how they can potentially be remedied. 

Dr. Epstein explains that there are several variations to male hair loss. The most common variation is the recession of hair at the front of the temple, above the forehead. Dr. Epstein says that usually this type of hair loss is not too problematic, “I think for many men it’s a very masculine look. I’m not talking about when it goes completely up, but I think it overall can create a nice look. I don’t think it necessarily needs to be addressed.” Dr. Epstein then adds, “Although, you tell a 24-year-old that’s starting to lose his hair that and it can be devastating for him because suddenly he starts looking like his father.” Another type of hair loss men deal with occurs at the crown of the head, which is a challenging area to treat with hair transplants. You can also get general hair thinning along the top of your head. Dr. Epstein says that he usually treats this type of hair loss with transplants. 

Dr. Epstein explains that boys as young as 15 or 16 can begin to develop hair loss. Most commonly though, hair loss becomes most noticeable when a man reaches his mid to late 20s or early 30s. Hair loss is progressive so after it first occurs, it will continue to worsen for the rest of an individual’s lifetime. 

Dr. Epstein also mentions that hair loss in both men and women can be equally severe. “I think women are better at concealing it, a lot better. Guys have a good option though, they can just buzz their hair really short, and people won’t even notice, especially, if they’ve got a reasonably shaped face that will be compatible with a shaved look.” Dr. Epstein goes on, “Women are better at concealing, but at some point, women lose the ability to conceal it as well.”

To watch the full segment of Dr. Jeffrey Epstein talking about male hair loss, visit Health Channel’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/AllHealthGo

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