What Creates Pattern Baldness?

December 1st, 2021

Pattern baldness is a common type of hair loss condition that develops in both men and women. This condition is also known as androgenetic alopecia. Scalp micropigmentation is a process that can help cover up hair loss.

Understanding Pattern Baldness

Pattern baldness is a process that doesn’t occur overnight. Pattern baldness is a gradual process that starts with a tiny chunk of hair loss. The process, however, becomes severe over time. 

Before we break down what creates pattern baldness, Let us briefly look at the basics of why and how pattern baldness occurs. 

Male pattern baldness happens when an individual’s genes combine with the effects of a hormone known as DHT or dihydrotestosterone. The body produces this hormone as a testosterone byproduct. 

Over time, the hormone binds to receptors in the scalp causing hair follicles to shrink or miniaturize. The occurrence prevents new hair from growing. Pattern baldness normally starts at the hairline before spreading to the rest of the scalp. 

It results in an M-shaped receding hairline or bald patch around the crown of the head and sometimes both. 

Once you start to notice balding in your hair (which mainly starts from the hairline), contact a practitioner for advice on micropigmentation. You may not need it instantly, but the sooner you visit a professional, the sooner you can start fixing the situation.

Four Major Causes of Pattern Baldness

Most people seeking micropigmentation services always ask why they lost their hair. There are a few causes of baldness that we’ll identify below.

1. Genetics might cause baldness

When pattern baldness is caused by genetics, the hair loss process occurs in a predictable arrangement. 

You may have come across a saying implying that men inherit the baldness gene solely from their mother’s father. Although this isn’t always what creates hair loss, there is some truth attached to that saying.

In reality, the genetic element that causes male pattern baldness isn’t fully understood. However, the component is thought to be polygenic, which involves two or more genes.

Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) begins as a classic m-shaped recession and often starts in their 20s or 30s. 

The genetic element of Female Pattern Baldness (FPB) is widely unknown; however, like with MPB, the process involves two or more genes.

Women are likely to experience hair loss after menopause. The process starts in the Ludwig pattern; this is a gradual recession along the hairline. Roughly women experience FBP by the time they’re 80.

2. Stress is a major culprit

Pattern baldness can also occur as a result of chronic stress.  Continued Stresses, including surgery, childbirth, anesthesia, emotional, high fever, and illness, can push your hairs from an active growing phase into a resting phase and eventually to a shedding phase.

As a result, it’s important to take time, calm and de-stress yourself. Being stress-free and well-rested can help you prevent potential baldness from happening. If the patterned baldness is stress-related from an otherwise healthy person, the hair is likely to grow back. It, however, takes time, probably a year, before returning to normal.  

3. Lack of vitamins

What many individuals fail to realize is that healthy hair growth largely depends on your diet. Hair growth is a complex metabolic progression that requires multiple vitamins, nutrients and enzymes. 

With a vitamin deficiency, an individual may experience pattern baldness, and hence their hair won’t grow fully without professional support. 

Copper enhances the proper absorption and metabolism of iron. Copper and iron work together to assist your body in the formation of red blood cells. 

Additionally, copper plays an important role in producing healthy bones, immune function, blood vessels and nerves. Lack or low copper levels hinders the proper formation of red blood cells, which in turn prevents the supply of nutrients to the hair cells

Lastly, copper is an essential element in melanin production, a compound responsible for providing eyes, skin, hair with their color. Copper deficiency potentially contributes to early greying hair and, worst-case scenario, pattern baldness.

4. Autoimmune conditions 

Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system attacks the body. Autoimmune-related diseases negatively affect the gastrointestinal tract; this is a body part responsible for absorbing nutrients present in food.  In turn, the negative effect can lead to nutritional concerns, which then cause patterned baldness. 

A good example of an autoimmune disorder that affects the hair is alopecia areata. This type of disease is responsible for pattern baldness on the face and scalp. 

Get Scalp Micropigmentation Today

If you have pattern baldness, remember, you are not alone. Androgenic Alopecia is very common in women and men. For men, hair loss can increase with ageBut there is a solution. 

Scalp micropigmentation is a solution for both men and women with pattern baldness. The treatment is quick, simple and permanent. Find out how it works from skilled and licensed practitioners at Scalp Micro USA; where you get a realistic and natural result.

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