Androgenetic Alopecia

This is the most common form of hair loss. It includes male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss. Male pattern baldness is incredibly common. It affects more than 50% of men over the age of 50. It can start at any time, including shortly after puberty, and can continue for many years afterwards.

Not all men with androgenetic alopecia will become completely bald, although many do. Some men only experience a receding hairline and hair loss around the top of the head.

Male pattern baldness is strongly influenced by your genetics – certain genes can influence the sensitivity of your hair follicles to a hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone). DHT is made from testosterone and is the hormone responsible for androgenetic alopecia. Men have much more testosterone than women, so hair loss is more common in men.

In women, androgenetic alopecia causes a gradual thinning of the hair, but this is not usually associated with a receding hairline. Female hair loss commonly occurs after menopause, when hormone levels change. Female pattern hair loss rarely leads to baldness.

Finasteride and minoxidil are the first-line treatments for androgenetic alopecia in men. Finasteride is a tablet that helps to reduce hair loss. Minoxidil is a solution applied directly to the scalp. It helps to stimulate hair regrowth. Women cannot take finasteride but can use minoxidil.

If the hair loss is extensive, some people choose to wear wigs or hair pieces. For a more permanent solution for extensive balding, some opt for hair transplants.

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References

  1. https://dermnetnz.org/topics/anagen-efflu
  2. https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/trichotillomania/
  3. https://nyulangone.org/conditions/hair-loss/types