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What Is Male Pattern Baldness?

What Is Male Pattern Baldness?

Are you experiencing hair loss that begins at the temples or crown of your head? Is your hair line receding in an "M" shape? If so, you may be struggling with male pattern baldness.

Also known as androgenic alopecia, male pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss among men, and more than 50 percent of men over the age of 50 will be affected in some way by this hair-loss condition.

In most cases, the condition is genetic. In fact, research suggests that genetic factors are at least 80 percent to blame for the condition. It’s not just the maternal side that factors into play, either, even though that’s a common misconception. Because the condition is believed to be polygenetic, or involving more than one gene, it can come from either side of the family, and having immediate family members with baldness increases your risk by up to 50 percent.

Dr. Foster specializes in helping men get their youthfully full heads of hair back using a process called FUE, or follicular unit extraction, hair transplant. It’s currently the most modern and advanced technique when it comes to hair transplantation and involves extracting hair follicles from a donor site, typically the back of the neck, using a specialized instrument. The follicles are transplanted into the recipient area with the use of grafts to create a natural and realistic hair pattern. Once complete, the hair begins to grow in its new home.

To learn more about FUE hair transplants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Foster, call us today at 442-227-0827.

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