When Do Men Go Bald?
I know that I am not alone in asking the question, “When will I go bald?”
Hair loss is one of the most common signs of ageing. It affects over half of the world’s population. 50 million men in the United States alone were recorded as suffering from hair loss last year.
Hair loss is most often caused by a genetic condition produced by a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This form of hair loss is commonly known as androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. Here is a rough timeline and explanation of male pattern baldness.
At What Age Will I Start To Be Affected By Hair Loss?
Although hair loss is a sign of the aging process, it doesn’t actually directly relate to a certain age where everyone will lose hair in the same way. However, the balding pattern is almost always the same in androgenic alopecia. That is why it is called pattern baldness. Men who suffer from male pattern baldness will first start to notice thinning hair in and around the temporal area and spreading backwards. The crown will then start to thin and move forward until both the temporal balding and the crown thinning eventually meet up and result in no hair on the top of the head. Some men will experience this faster than others, depending on the strength of their genes that are responsible for the hair loss.
About a quarter of men suffer some form of hair loss starting as early as 18 to 19 years old. Young men who are lucky enough just start a very slow process of balding in their twenties. Some others might not be as lucky and face rapid hair loss at this very young age. It is VERY important to seek the advice of a hair restoration specialist as soon as you can, especially if you are already losing hair at 20 years old.
A third of the world’s male population suffer from hair loss at this point in life. Some just start while the others who started in their twenties will continue to lose hair . . . unless they have done something about it.
Roughly 40% of men see some hair loss by the time they reach their forties. It is still not too late to seek the advice of a hair restoration specialist and do something about it. A hair transplant might be the only solution at this stage for some men.
Half of the male population will now have some kind of hair loss. If you are in your fifties and you still have a full head of hair, then you are on the fortunate side of this 50/50 ratio. For the other half of the men who do have some hair loss, it is still possible to get it back and do what you can to keep what you have left!
Once a man is reaching retirement age, there is about a 65% chance that he now has some level of hair loss. What better retirement gift than a hair transplant!
Seventy And Up
Most men will have some kind of hair loss after the age of 75. If you get to live this long and still have a full head of hair, well then you have a lot to be thankful for!