What are the Patterns of Hair Loss

There are three general patterns of Male Pattern Hair Loss – we are quite confident that one of these will bear a similarity to your own pattern. Below you will find a summary of each whilst you can also click into more detailed pages for each pattern, containing information and success story examples. *Please note that results may vary and are not guaranteed.

Receding Hairline

Receding Hairline Before

Receding hairline? Click for more information and to see this man’s ‘after’ photo*

One of the most common patterns of hair loss is a receding hairline, also known as a ‘widow’s peak’. This is where the hair is lost at either side of the forehead, usually leaving a triangular peak in the middle. For some men this might be the only area of hair loss, but others may also experience thinning at the crown. For those with more aggressive forms of MPB the hairline will recede further and further until it either meets the crown (which might also be balding), or results in a large bald area at the top or front of the head. Our receding hairline page explains how this pattern can be treated, likely results and provides photo examples of results from medicated treatment programmes.

 

Thinning Crown or Vertex

Bald Patch Before Treatment

Thinning Crown? Click  to see how much hair this man regrew and for more information *

Some men will experience thinning at the back or top of the head – called the ‘crown’ or ‘vertex’. Again this can coincide with a receding hairline, but sometimes men will only have one of the two. Hair loss at the crown will usually start off with thinning until the scalp becomes visible, after which a bald patch may appear. This bald patch may progress until it meets a receding hairline or causes a prominent area of baldness at the top or back of the head. Again, the extensiveness or pattern is different from person to person, but thinning hair or baldness at the crown is very common. You can find out more about this particular pattern, how it can be treated and photographic examples of those who have experienced regrowth from a medicated treatment course.

General Thinning

General Thinning on Top

General Thinning – do you have a similar pattern? Click to find out what can be done and to view this man’s ‘after’ photo*

A less common pattern of hair loss is general thinning, spread evenly over the top of the scalp. Men experiencing this pattern of men’s hair loss will not notice a distinct receding hairline or thinning crown and in cases of general thinning the onset of hair loss may be less obvious and take longer to identify. Thankfully, like the other patterns of male hair loss this form of thinning can be successfully prevented and in may cases reversed. Like all other patterns of Male Pattern Hair Loss, general thinning will not affect the back and sides of the scalp and if you are experiencing hair loss in these areas it will be caused by another condition.

Please check our upcoming blog  for other possible conditions.