What is male pattern hair loss?
Male pattern hair loss is the most common type of hair loss in men. It’s usually characterised by symptoms such as thinning hair at the temples and sides of the scalp, a balding crown, and a receding hairline.
Male pattern hair loss is caused by the activity of a molecule called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) on the hair follicles in the scalp. It causes them to produce hair that becomes progressively smaller, shorter, and lighter until the follicles stop making hair altogether - resulting in the telltale signs of male pattern hair loss.