What Causes Male Pattern Baldness?

Although there are several causes of hair loss, male pattern baldness (also referred to as androgentic alopecia or hereditary hair loss) accounts for about 95% of hair loss in men.

How male pattern baldness happens:
A combination of hereditary factors, hormone activity, and age result in a shortening of the hair growth cycle and a gradual inactivation of hair follicles.

As the condition progresses, follicles gradually produce finer, shorter, less-visible hairs, and eventually can become incapable of producing visible hair.

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Is there a cure for male
pattern baldness?

Treatments for male pattern baldness are available. When used consistently, Men’s ROGAINE® hair regrowth products are FDA-approved to regrow hair.

How to treat male pattern baldness

Above, watch hair growth expert Dr. Robert Leonard explain why he recommends Men's ROGAINE® Foam as a treatment for men that want to regrow hair.

More male pattern baldness

  • Male pattern baldness can start in your teens, 20s or 30s.
  • Male pattern baldness affects up to one-third of all men.
  • By the age of 50, approximately 50% of men have significantly thinning hair.
  • Men's ROGAINE® products can regrow hair in men with male pattern baldness.

What about female pattern baldness?
Like male hair loss, female hair loss is common. That's
why we created Women's ROGAINE®.

Learn MORE about female pattern baldness