FACTS ABOUT MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
There are several causes of hair loss. However, male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss and is typically permanent. It accounts for about 95% of hair loss in men.
- Male pattern baldness is a condition that can be inherited from either the mother's or father's side.
- Male pattern baldness can start in your teens, 20s or 30s.
- Male pattern baldness affects up to one-third of all men.
- By the age of 50, approximately 50% of men have significantly thinning hair†.
- It's not normal to lose 150 or more hairs a day.
Learn more by watching demos of how hair grows, why it thins, and how REGAINE® can work for you if you have male pattern baldness.
COMMON MYTHS ABOUT MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Myth: If I want to know whether I'm going to lose my hair, I should look at my mother's family.
Fact: The genes for hereditary hair loss are carried on both sides of the family. And the tendency to hereditary hair loss can skip generations. So the best advice is to look at all the men and women in your family. If they all have full heads of hair, it's likely you'll keep yours.
Myth: If I take special dietary supplements I can prevent hair loss.
Fact: In most cases, hair loss is due to your genes and the way the hair follicles respond to male hormones. Although severe malnutrition can bring on hair loss, it most likely won't be hereditary hair loss. However, a poor diet can bring on predestined hereditary hair loss earlier than expected.
Myth: Will colouring my hair cause hair loss?
Fact: Many hair treatments (such as bleaching and colouring) can be hard on your hair. Occasionally, if the chemicals are too strong they may cause the hair to break off near the scalp. But no hair treatments will cause hereditary hair loss.
Myth: There is nothing available that helps stop hereditary hair loss.
Fact: A study for REGAINE® foam showed that following 16 weeks of treatment 9 out of 10 men said that they kept or regrew their hair*.
* Self Assessment after 16 weeks of treatment. Olsen EA et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2007; 57; 767-774
† RD Sinclair, Male Androgenetic Alopecia; JMHG 2004, 1(4): 319-327
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