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Is Hair Loss Hereditary?

There are many great things we love that we have inherited from our fathers but sometimes their hairline isn’t one of them. This Father’s Day we continue our series of Top 10 Questions About Male Pattern Baldness and answer your most asked questions about genetic hair loss: “Is hair loss hereditary?” and “Will I go bald like my Dad?

Is Hair Loss Genetic? Martin Sheen and His Sons, Then and Now

THEN AND NOW: How this famous acting family’s hairlines have changed over the years. Top Left-Right: Son, Emilio Estevez in The Breakfast Club; Father, Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now; Youngest son, Charlie Sheen, in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off . Bottom Left-Right: Emilio Estevez, brother Ramon Estevez, Martin Sheen, and Charlie Sheen, as they look now.

Father & Sons

You can see that the male side of the Sheen family all appear to have fairly full, thick hair with various degrees of receding hairlines due to Male Pattern Baldness. Youngest son Charlie Sheen, now best known for his headline-grabbing partying and hard living, was rumoured to have had a hair transplant, however, here you can clearly see his hair is noticeably thinner with slight receding at the temples. But is father, Martin Sheen, responsible for his sons’ hair loss conditions?

Male Pattern Baldness is Based on Genetic Factors

It was previously thought that baldness was a hereditary condition inherited from the maternal grandfather, however, it is more likely that both parents contribute to the likelihood of their offspring developing the condition, Androgenetic Alopecia. As such, is extremely difficult to say for sure whose genes will most affect your hair loss condition, however it is often the case that, if your father suffers from Male Pattern Baldness, your hairline may recede in a similar way. When you start to notice any hair thinning or if your hairline is starting to recede, the best thing to do is to seek expert advice at an early stage.

Get Your Hair Loss Condition Checked Out

Through early diagnosis and specialist treatment for your specific hair loss condition – which will take into account any family history of baldness and thinning – you are able to reverse the effects of Male Pattern Baldness.

Call us on 020 7730 6666 or message us to book your appointment for a free consultation at one of The Belgravia Centre clinics in Central London, alternatively, you can fill out our Online Diagnostic Form.

NEXT UP: How do I know if my Male Pattern Baldness hair loss is temporary or permanent?

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