Androgenetic Alopecia or MPHL  – What is it ?    

    Male Pattern Hair Loss is a genetic condition that can be passed down from either side of the family tree.  It is a condition caused by a by-product of testosterone named Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT.  DHT attaches to the hair follicles and causes them to shrink over time, which causes the hair to become thinner and thinner until some men become totally bald on the top of the head.   

    How do I know if I’m losing my hair? 

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    This is a very good question, and although the answer might seem obvious, many men do not identify their hair loss until it has become fairly advanced, which could be too late to achieve a full recovery. The reasons men do not identify their own hair loss are usually down to simple denial, or because the process is very slow and it is something that they simply might not notice. At the opposite end of the scale, many men worry about hair loss when they have no reason to worry.

    The best ways to know if you are losing your hair are:noticing the appearance of thinning hair or a receding hairline yourself other people informing you that you are losing your hair,excessive hair on your pillow, the shower bed or in the bath plug, or on your hands when styling your hair in the morning.

    How can I identify Male Pattern Hair Loss ?

    MPHL  is in fact easy to identify even for somebody with no clinical experience as it only affects hair on the top of the scalp and not the sides, causing a horse-shoe-shaped pattern of hair loss. There are a number of different common patterns of hair loss – a receding hairline, a thinning crown, or general thinning spread over the top area of the head. MPHL never affects the sides or back of the hair.

    Treating Male Pattern Hair Loss  

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    There are a number of options available for treating Male Pattern Hair Loss, including clinically proven medications, and hair restoration surgery.There are also numerous products out there that have no clinical efficacy, so it is easy to waste time and money whilst your hair continues to shed. It is therefore very important that you carry out the necessary research before deciding how you are going to treat your hair loss.The good news is that unless you have lost all or most of your hair, there is a solution out there for you, whether it be a natural one, a medical solution, a surgical one, or a combination of them .Our FREE consultation with Dr Akhtar will give you and idea of the most effective options available for treating hair loss and also gives you an in-depth look at the products that may not be worth using.

    If you are losing hair and would like to see Dr Shamim Malik Akhtar for a FREE consultation appointment where assessment, advice and treatment recommendations can be discussed in confidence regarding your hair -loss - book your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION appointment now.    

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