At Vinci Hair Clinic, a lot of our patients who experience pattern baldness wonder why it’s happening to them––especially young people and women. The sad truth is that it can happen to anyone, regardless of age or gender, though it’s most common in men over thirty. After hundreds of years of scientific research, today we understand that pattern baldness is a genetic condition that people inherit from their parents. But in the past, people didn’t know about genes, and so they often thought it was a curse from God, the devil, or a sign of low intelligence.
In our society today, we’ve learned to think statistically. That means we think a lot about patterns to figure out what causes things. But people haven’t always thought like that––in fact, it’s only been in the last three hundred years that people have started measuring things like how many people go bald. In the early 1800s, one English statistician wondered if music had an effect on baldness, and so he started measuring how many composers and musicians went bald. What he found was that the rate of baldness was surprisingly regular among people, whether or not they played instruments or wrote music––so he realized there must be some other cause.
After lots of research, scientists have determined that pattern baldness is so evenly distributed among people because it’s caused by the DNA we inherit from our parents and grandparents, not our intelligence or musical abilities. So if you’re experiencing pattern baldness, it’s really not because of anything you’ve done. That can be comforting, but it can also make you feel powerless. At Vinci Hair Clinic, your empowerment is our goal. The same modern science that has figured out the causes of balding has enabled us to develop procedures to reverse it. Contact us today to figure out how we can help you reverse your baldness or restore your appearance.