Male Pattern Baldness: What are the early signs

You have always seen your grandfather with a bald crown since your childhood. Now you are all grown up, your dad has the same bald crown and you are worried you are next in line. This is the case with a lot of young people now a days. Most of us know genetics has a strong role to play when it comes to hair loss and balding. And this is not anymore a concern among older people. About two thirds of American men start experiencing hair loss before the age of 40.

There are some early signs to look for so you can start taking preventive actions before it’s too late.

Hairline changes

Receding hairline is one of the first signs of male pattern baldness. If you are someone who is very fond of their hair and checks them out multiple times a day, you can clearly make out the difference, even if you are not, you can check for photos older than a year to compare the hairline. The hair around the temples usually start thinning before falling out.

Hair thinning on the crown

The next in line after hairline is the crown. Hair in this area start thinning and ultimately falls out. Checking this area can be a little tricky. You can either ask your family member or your friend or use the double mirror method to check for this symptom. The hair in this area will start thinning and eventually hair will start falling out making that area look visibly scanty of hair. This area starts to grow with time and a time might come when you look exactly like your grandfather.

Excessive hair loss

We might have heard or read in a lot of places that on average we lose about a 100 hair daily which is normal and nothing to worry about. Brushing or showering leads to some amount of hairball which is nothing to be concerned about. However excessive hair fall is a matter of worry. However, this does not always mean you are on path to male pattern baldness. It can be a result of a lot of other issues like stress, hormonal changes, poor diet, etc. Check for these first before you pin-point on pattern baldness.

Hair loss can occur due to a lot of factors including genetics, poor diet lacking essential vitamins and minerals to support hair growth and stress. Although for some triggers like genetics, there is nothing much you can do to prevent it, other triggers like diet and stress can be worked upon. When there is little you can do about prevention, there is always cure which you can look for.

Scalp micropigmentation is one such cure or treatment for male pattern baldness. SMP of Austin is a perfect go-to-option for scalp micropigmentation in Austin. We have the best of SMP experts onboard who ensure you get 100% satisfaction on your SMP procedure. All our artists are experts in this field with years of experience on various skin and hair types. Call us at +1 (512) 966-9144 or write us at for any queries on SMP and our service. Book an appointment today!

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