androgenetic alopecia

Never heard of the term ‘Androgenetic Alopecia’? That’s probably because you know it better as male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness – a condition that leads to hair loss at the top and front of the scalp. It usually presents itself gradually and gets progressively worse over a period of months or years.

Is It Genetic?

According to research, it seems as though androgenetic alopecia is indeed hereditary and can be passed down from either (or both) sides of the family. It is also present in those with a greater level of sensitivity to the hormone known as DHT (dihydrotestosterone).

Is It Common?

It most certainly is. In fact, it is said that over 50% of men and women will suffer from the condition during their lifetime. Men may begin to notice symptoms a lot earlier than women, however. Women usually only start suffering from the condition after menopause.

Can It Be Treated?

Indeed it can! Two of the most popular hair restoration therapies for those suffering from Androgenic Alopecia include PRP therapy and laser therapy. Another helpful treatment is Mesotherapy.

If you suspect that you, a friend or family member may be suffering from androgenetic alopecia and you’re pulling what’s left of your hair out trying to find a solution, look no further than Hair Clinic International. We are able to offer you a broad variety of options when it comes to hair loss therapy. Contact us today to book your free consultation.