Symptoms of male pattern baldness

There are always a few warning signs that appear, before any the onset of any disorder or disease The same goes for male pattern baldness as well. So look out for these warning symptoms, they could help you recognise and treat the disorder as early as possible.

It’s your hairline

The typical pattern of male pattern baldness commences at your hairline, which moves back or recedes to slowly start forming a balding ‘M’ shaped pattern on your head.

It starts above the temples

Male pattern baldness generally tends to begin above your temples, vertex, or calvaria of your scalp, and you will also start to notice hair loss in the regions.

The Hippocratic wreath

As the hair loss progresses, a rim of hair at the sides and at the rear of your head remains, which is popularly known as the ‘Hippocratic Wreath’. However, this rarely progresses to complete baldness.

The horseshoe or U-shaped pattern

With time, your hair becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, firstforming a ‘M’ pattern on the head, which later precedes to forming a bald U-shaped or horseshoe shaped pattern. This pattern appears in and around the sides of your head and the hair does not usually grow back.