WE CAN HELP
Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

‘If DHT Causes Facial Hair and Baldness Why Don’t I Have Facial Hair?’

HairlossANSWERS - Click to Submit Your Query to Our Hair Loss Experts

If DHT Causes Hair Loss and Facial Hair Why Am I Losing My Hair But Have No Facial Hair?Name: Eric

Question: dht is responsible for both facial hair as male pattern baldness. i seem to be suffering from the latter but i lack any significant facial hair, how does this work?

Answer: Hi, Eric. You are correct in thinking that both scalp hair and facial hair is sensitive to both DHT and testosterone in those with a predisposition to male pattern hair loss.

However, even if you are seeing signs of genetic hair loss around the top of your head, this is completely separate to your face as the effect DHT has on facial hair depends on your distribution of receptors for DHT.

This is also why the effect of the popular male hair loss treatment tablet, finasteride 1mg is unpredictable on facial hair.

Why it is possible for men to have, or not have, facial hair and yet still experience male hair loss is one of the mysteries of genetics. Experts describe it as a ‘paradox’ that DHT helps to grow body hair during puberty but it makes you lose hair on the top in the form of pattern baldness, and the definite reason behind this remains, as yet, unknown.


Belgravia Centre Hair Loss ClinicThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


Related Stories


Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

21 Jan

‘Suffering From Hair Loss and Hairs Getting Thin’

Name: Natasha Question: I am suffering from hair loss. My hairs are getting thin. I don’t know what to do i am just 18. I don’t know the exact problem. Please help.! Answer: Hi, Natasha. There are a number of hair loss conditions – some permanent, many temporary – that can cause thinning hair in women. This type […]

Read full article »
20 Jan

Success Story Alert! New Female Hair Loss Treatment Entry

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Female Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. Georgina, pictured, is thrilled with the condition of her hair and her regrowth to date, saying she is “delighted with how healthy it feels!” Find out what she had to say and see her regrowth results close up, or find out more […]

Read full article »
20 Jan

‘Will Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Stop Hair Loss?’

Name: Mohammed Question: I am losing about 100 hair a days since 2 months. Especially, when I wake up from bed, I see around 30 hair on my pillow. I`m really worried and depressed. I have consulted dermatologist she prescribed me vichy dercos noegenic shampoo and to avoid hair oil. It’s making my scalp too much dry and […]

Read full article »