What Causes Hair Loss in Men?

The cure for hair loss has eluded man for centuries, and it's not for lack of trying. Science has explained the intricacies of men's hair, how it grows, and what makes it fall out. Still, there's no obvious, definitive cure for balding.

It's because of you.

It's not your fault, but your hair loss is all about you. When it starts, the pattern it takes, how quickly it happens, and what can make it better all depends on nature and nurture – your body's biology, your environment, and the life you lead.

The only cure that matters is yours.

What if baldness is cured tomorrow and you're the one guy it doesn't work for? At Elite Solutions, our team has mastered an always-growing, constantly advancing suite of the most effective hair restoration solutions in the world. When you come to us, we'll put it to work for you. Whether there's a cure out there or not, we're here to solve your hair loss problem.

You'll need to know the basics.

This is hair loss 101, and it's a prerequisite to fixing your hair loss. You can't make a well-informed decision about restoration without understanding exactly what's happening to your hair. When you know which methods reverse which causes, you can decide the outcomes that you want and communicate your expectations to our team.

Hair grows in 3 stages.

When you break it down, hair loss happens when the hair's natural growth process gets interrupted.


Anagon Phase 1

Phase 1: Anagen

Hair in the anagen phase is actively growing because the cells in its root are rapidly multiplying. New hair gets formed below the surface of the skin, and it pushes old "club" hairs out. That leads to normal shedding – about 100 strands of hair a day. Each new hair on your scalp should stay in the anagen phase for two to six years.

Catagen Phase 2

Phase 2: Catagen

The two-to-three-week-long catagen phase is the interim period between active growth and rest. The hair's outer root sheath pulls away from the follicle and attaches to the root of the hair. Since it's no longer growing, the resulting hair is now what we call a club hair. Only about 3% of your hair should be in the catagen phase at any one time.

Telogen Phase 3

Phase 3: Telogen

Telogen hairs are club hairs that are finished growing. The individual shafts no longer have the potential to grow, but that's not necessarily true of their follicles. If we see that more than 8% of the hairs on your head are in the telogen phase, we can likely conclude that there's a problem on the follicular level. Too many telogen hairs indicate that your hair-growth cycle is out of balance.


Men's hair loss is relatively simple.

The good news is that more than 95% of men's hair loss is caused by male pattern baldness, technically known as androgenetic alopecia. With just one free hair-and-scalp analysis and individual consultation, it's easy for us to be sure if your hair loss is being caused by male pattern baldness or a less-common cause. Nailing down the cause of your balding is vital because it's impossible to be sure of the right solution without getting to the root of the problem.

Don't play guessing games.

Come to Elite Solutions to know definitively why your hair is thinning or falling out.

  • Androgenetic Alopecia
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Alopecia Totalis
  • Trichotillomania
  • Scalp & Skin Disorders
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Prescriptions & Medical Treatments
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Define "cure".

If we know all about men's hair loss and its causes, why don't we have a cure? Part of the problem with finding a cure for men's hair loss is that different guys have different goals. Yes, everyone wants hair loss to cease to exist. Beyond that, expectations vary widely. The possibilities are different for everyone, so the conversation needs to start with what you really want from your hair.

Here are some possible success scenarios.

  • Stopping your hair from falling out
  • Slowing down your hair loss
  • Keeping the hair you have
  • Replacing your natural hair
  • Making your hair look fuller, longer, thicker, or more stylish
  • Making your hair feel healthier
  • Restoring a full head of hair all at once
  • Adding strategic amounts of hair gradually
  • Totally changing the amount of hair you have
  • Making the most out of your natural hair as you lose it

It's easy to see why there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Your balding and your hair restoration solution depend on your unique circumstances. A professional skydiver won't benefit from a conveniently easy-to-remove hair system. Some solutions will be better for you than others. Finding the right one takes careful consideration of you on an individual level.

To get answers about restoring your hair, call Elite Solutions Hair Loss Specialists of Sacramento so we can start getting to know you.
Call 916-635-4433 to schedule your free assessment and analysis.

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  • Larry's Testimonial

    Having people who are as concerned as I was about my hair loss was comforting and reassuring. The make over from a little bit of hair to natural head of hair was amazing. I feel wonderful and so I am willing to travel to get the look I want and need. Thank you Elite Solutions you guys are the best.

    Larry – Reno, Nevada

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