Question: Hi. I am a 23 year old male. From 4-5 years my hairs are getting thinner. I have noticed that my hairs are falling but from last 2-3 years the density is same. Is it possible to regrow fallen hairs and density which was before 5 years?
Answer: Hi, Kaustubh. We are assuming that you are asking is it possible to regrow hair loss from 5+ years ago that has been lost due to male pattern baldness. Everyone affected by genetic hair loss loses their hair at a different pace so the answer really depends upon your rate of shedding.
In cases of Male Pattern Hair Loss the condition appears gradually and can start any time following puberty. It only affects the top of the scalp and hairline and causes the hairs in these areas to thin over a number of years. Some men may not even notice the initial signs of hair loss for a year or more, especially if their rate of hair thinning is slow.
The process that causes this thinning hair is known as ‘follicular miniaturisation’. It occurs in both men and women with a genetic sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). As the DHT circulates in the blood stream it latches on to the hair follicles affected by pattern hair loss and slowly crushes them. This causes finer hairs to be produced and can lead to eventual baldness if measures are not taken to prevent baldness.
At your age it is quite possible that a customised hair loss treatment course could prove useful as it is unlikely you will have developed true baldness – where the hair follicles no longer function and so cannot respond to treatment. By stabilising your shedding and promoting hair growth, your hair density should improve. In order to confirm this assumption and to be able to tailor a bespoke treatment course comprising clinically-proven male hair loss products and appropriate hair growth boosters, a consultation – either online or in person at one of Belgravia’s hair loss clinics – would be necessary.
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.