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5 Reasons Why Men Start Balding Before Their 40th

Posted by DHI Australia on August 9, 2017

thinning hairNoticeable hair loss can occasionally start in your teens, but what may shock you is that a whopping 55% of men at 40 years of age will have noticeable signs of hair loss or male pattern baldness. So is it you or the guy next to you? Many men don’t even realise just how visible their hair loss is as it often starts in the crown area which is difficult to see properly when looking at yourself in the mirror.

Find out the top reasons why men start to see thinning hair at an early age and what can be done about it.


5 Reasons Why You Can Go Bald In Your 30’s

At age 35, 40% of men have noticeable hair loss. The top 5 reasons why men start balding before their 40th birthday are as follows:

1. Androgenetic Alopecia

You guessed it, genetics is by far the most common cause for hair loss and baldness. Roughly 90% of men who experience hair loss have changing levels of androgens. The hormones involved in androgenetic alopecia are called androgens, the most well-known androgen being testosterone. Increased levels of androgen shortens the growth phase of hair and delays the start of new hair growth. At the same time, a proportion of the follicles shrink in size and produce vellus hairs - barely visible hairs with no pigment.

With androgenetic alopecia, hair loss occurs in a distinctive pattern (also known as male pattern hair loss or male pattern baldness) that can begin any time after puberty and becomes progressively more noticeable with age.

2. Stress

Besides pulling your hair out from frustration, stress can be a major contributor to hair loss. It can be hard to pin-point the event though as hair loss due to stress is typically seen months after the heightened stress levels started. However, the good news is that once the stress levels return to normal, hair growth usually resumes.

3. Poor Diet

A diet with too much pizza and beer and not enough of the green stuff and quality protein is not going to help you keep your hair. Essential vitamins and nutrients are needed for optimal follicle growth. And don’t just think taking a multivitamin is the answer, noting beats eating the real thing.

4. Smoking

We all know about the carcinogenic effects of smoking, so if you want to keep your health and your hair, ditch the cigarettes.

5. Infections or Diseases

Fever, anaemia, skin infections or trauma to the skin can all contribute to hair loss. Many people see their hair growth return to normal following the event and their return to good health.


How Do I Know What’s Causing My Hair Loss?

The only way to really know exactly what is causing your loss of hair is to consult a hair restoration professional. So many people waste their time and money on a product or “solution” that is useless for what is actually causing their loss.

A correct diagnosis is vital to determine if you would benefit from one of the many treatment options available. Treatment options for reversible triggers include improving your diet, general health and reducing your stress levels. Treatment options for alopecia include Growth Factor Therapy featuring Factor4 and hair transplant.

Growth Factor Therapy featuring Factor4, is a revolutionary new treatment where growth factors are injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth. It’s a great option for people who are not ready for or find that hair transplant is not the most suitable option for them.

Direct Hair Implantation is a permanent solution to balding and DHI Australia guarantees 100% natural looking results.


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DHI Australia are specialists in hair restoration. Treatment plans are tailored to individual requirements, based on sound medical knowledge and over 46 years’ global experience.


Next Steps

If you are worried about losing your hair, or have been thinking about getting treatment, come in to DHI for a consultation. We can give you an accurate diagnosis and answer any questions you might have about what treatment options are right for you. Simply click on one of the buttons below to book a consultation or ask a question. Alternatively, you can give DHI a call on 1300 787 563.


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