Male pattern baldness is determined by three interdependent factors (genes, hormones and age) the genes can be inherited either from the mother or father side of he family. It is caused by the effects of hormones on the susceptible hair follicles.


The most common cause of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness. It is caused by the effects of male hormone (DHT) on genetically susceptible hair follicle.


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The diagnosis is generally straight forward made by observing a patterned distribution of hair loss in most of the cases with miniaturized hair in the area of thinning.

Surgical treatment is of two types

  1. FUT a thin strip is removed from donor area and then dissected into individual follicular unit.
  2. FUE follicular units are removed directly from donor area through punch.

Hair follicle are taken from donor area in the back and sides of the scalp and then implanted into recipient sites