Are Young Men Going Bald Sooner?

Hair loss appears to be affecting young men at an earlier age than previous generations. Read on to discover some of the causes of premature balding and the treatments that can help men to get their hair back.

Androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia, also known as pattern baldness, is the most common male hair loss condition.

Male Pattern Baldness results in progressive hair loss that affects the hairline and crown of the head. Around 40% of men experience androgenetic alopecia by the time they reach their mid-30s and 75% have significant thinning by their 40s.

The condition can start to develop as early as age 25, however, some men will experience hair loss even earlier.

The experts at Vancouver Scalp believe there are many factors that contribute to pattern baldness. Wifi Signals, cellular phones, X-ray machines and wands…etc. are more common today than they were 10 years ago which is why more men are experiencing the condition at a younger age.


While the Millennial generation is often criticized for “having it easy”, research has shown that younger people who are exposed to the internet and social media are experiencing higher levels of stress than their predecessors. Since stress is a well-known factor in hair loss, it’s not difficult to make the connection as to why some younger men are starting to lose their hair in their early 20’s.

Poor diet

Busy lifestyles most often lead to poor eating habits. Fast food is unhealthy and although convenient, on-the-go foods tend to lack  nutritional diversity and can lead to dietary deficiencies.

MSG , GMO’s, artificial flavours & high fructose corn syrup all contribute to a variety of other health problems, deficiencies can result in hair loss.

What treatments are available for younger men with hair loss?

The options to conceal hair loss are wearing a hat, using powders such as hair topic, hair transplants, drugs and medications or Scalp Micropigmentation.

To book an appointment to find out if SMP is right for contact us.