Causes of Hair Loss

Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss can cause insecurity and a lowered self-image for many men. For men who experience it, you are not alone as nearly two-thirds of men in the United States experience hair loss. A receding hairline and thinning crown can be a difficult experience as it often coincides with old age. The older you get, the more likely you will experience hair loss. The majority of men experience some degree of hair loss by age 35. By age 50, most men will have significantly thinner hair than when they were younger. The good news is there are effective treatments that can restore your youthful head of hair. Medical professionals who specialize in hair loss can help you understand the causes of hair loss. And they can provide you with the treatment you need to feel like you again.

The Most Common Cause of Hair Loss

Most men experience hair loss due to the hereditary condition known as androgenetic alopecia. This is also referred to as “male pattern baldness.” Of the two-thirds of men in the United States who experience hair loss, more than 90% of those men experience hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness begins with a receding hairline or a thinning crown. The condition is caused by a genetic sensitivity to a byproduct of testosterone. The byproduct is known as dihydrotestosterone (“DHT”). Men affected by the condition have follicles sensitive to the byproduct, which results in them shrinking over time. The follicles shrink and eventually stop producing hair.

Other Causes of Hair Loss

There are a small percentage of men who experience hair loss that is not due to androgenetic alopecia. Hereditary hair loss usually doesn’t come with other symptoms. However, other conditions can cause hair loss and are accompanied by additional symptoms. Below you will find some additional conditions or causes of hair loss.

  • Alopecia areata: This condition causes your body’s immune system to mistakenly attack your healthy follicles. Hair loss can occur in your beard, eyebrows, and eyelashes as well. This condition may lead to permanent loss if left untreated.
  • Medications: Certain medications can cause hair loss. This is usually temporary and reversible once you stop using the medication.
  • Nutritional Deficiency: Having healthy hair requires healthy levels of nutrients in your body. Iron, protein, and vitamin D are just a few nutrients that promote healthy hair. A nutrient deficiency can cause more hair loss than normal.


NeoGraft is one of the most effective treatments for hereditary hair loss. It is a noninvasive transplant alternative that has major benefits. This hair restoration in Denver has a short recovery time, no scarring, and fewer activity restrictions after surgery than other treatment options. The procedure is highly effective with minimal risk.

Patients who choose NeoGraft report that their self-esteem has increased, they are more confident in their appearance, and they feel like themselves again. If you are experiencing hair loss, contact a medical professional who you can have a consultation with. They can help diagnose and provide treatment options for you so that you can get back to feeling like yourself again. Hair loss is treatable and you should not live without your youthful locks if you don’t want to.

McCracken Eye and Face Institute

Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute is a highly trained and experienced facial and plastic surgeon. Dr. McCracken offers a range of facial cosmetic surgery in Denver procedures as well as hair restoration and non-surgical treatment options to help turn back the clock and restore your youthful head of hair. Dr. McCracken focuses on patient care and addressing your unique and individual needs. Contact McCracken Eye and Face Institute today for a consultation!