A significant percentage of men will experience “male pattern hair loss” as they get older. Male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is usually characterized by a receding hairline that starts at the temples, or a patch of baldness that occurs on the back of the head. Over time, the hair begins to gradually thin, resulting in partial or complete baldness. Male pattern hair loss is most often a result of hereditary factors, and is associated with hormones called androgens. These hormones disrupt the growth cycle of hair follicles, causing hair production to progressively decrease. It is known that androgen levels are a key factor in male pattern hair loss. Higher levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the scalp area are strongly linked with baldness: in men with hair loss problems, consistently high levels of DHT are seen. Some treatments for men are also effective for treating women with hair loss. Hair loss should not be treated as a purely medical problem. It can negatively affect one’s self-esteem and be a cause of social anxiety. Fortunately, advancements in topical and oral medications and restorative options such as hair transplantation have helped individuals reduce hair loss and restore fuller hair.