When does hair loss start?

When does hair loss start?

The stereotypical man losing his hair is middle-aged and older, but what many people don’t realize is that male-pattern baldness can actually begin as early as the late teens.  A large number of men in their twenties can show significant hair loss and genetic male-pattern baldness.

The varying degrees of male-pattern baldness are illustrated in the Norwood Scale.  Women experience female-pattern hair loss, which is illustrated by the Ludwig Scale.  Before and after pictures of both men and women with varying degrees of initial hair loss are available in the Bosley Patient Gallery.  

Typically in men, the first sign of hair loss is likely to occur around the “widow’s peak”.  This is the area above the eyebrows.  Thinning in this area can result in the appearance of a high forehead.  Excessive shedding while combing and showering can also occur.

There are solutions to hair loss that can help men and women.  The only permanent solution to hair loss is hair restoration surgery.  This procedure essentially moves hair and follicles from where you have more than you need to areas that are thinning or bald.  The transplanted follicles are resistant to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the primary cause of male-pattern hair loss.

The Bosley Hair Transplant Procedure – Step by Step

Bosley Laser CombAnother solution offered by Bosley to treat hair loss is the Bosley Lasercomb Elite.  The Bosley Lasercomb Elite can be used for the earliest stages of hair loss or as part of a complete treatment plan before and after permanent hair restoration.

The Bosley LaserComb Elite is a hand-held device that is applied to thinning areas for 10-15 minutes, three times per week.  The device has been clinically proven and FDA cleared for men and women.

Bosley LaserComb Elite at the Bosley Store

*Individual results may vary. Your hair grows at a slow pace. Increases in the number of hairs in one specific location (hair density) are difficult to notice and are not immediately visible. A typical user will notice some increase in hair density within the first few weeks. Over time you will begin to re-grow hair.