Androgenetic alopecia or pattern alopecia is one of the most common causes of hair loss in men and women.
Apart from heredity, which is a decisive factor, hormonal disorders, anaemia and chronic illness also play a major part.
However, loss of hair even from the body and face has a negative impact on an individual’s emotional well-being.
Androgenetic alopecia – An overview
Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men, accounting for 50% (after 30 years of age) to 70% (after 50 years of age) of the cases.
In women, on the other hand, it accounts for up to 40% of the cases.
Hair follicles become weaker, and small diameter hair replace the previous stronger ones.
In androgenetic alopecia, the anagen cycle, notably the phase of hair development, is extremely short.
On the other hand, it quickly progresses to the telogen phase, the phase when hair falls.
Androgenetic alopecia in men usually appears with hair loss and thinning at the top of the head, and hairline recession.
On the contrary, androgenetic alopecia in women is mostly diffuse rather than concentrated, and in 2/3 of the cases is observed at the front part of the scalp.
Androgenetic alopecia treatments
The dermatologist uses two special diagnostic methods, trichoscopy and trichogram,
- to determine the causes of hair loss,
- how it will progress and the appropriate treatment for each individual.
Apart from treatment with special lotions and shampoos locally, the most common of them being minoxidil products, we also use:
- the power of platelet rich plasma therapy
- minoxidil mesotherapy
- growth factors
- Low Level Red Light Therapy
- Hair Filler with peptides
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with the doctor