Alopecia

Houston, Spring & The Woodlands Alopecia Treatment

Men Hair Loss Treatment

Male pattern baldness is the number one cause of alopecia, or hair loss, in men. As suggested by its more technical name, androgenetic alopecia, the condition results from certain hormones, which are collectively known as androgens, and genes that influence how hair responds to androgens. The primary cause of hair loss in women is also a form of pattern baldness, called female pattern hair loss.

Most men and women are genetically predisposed to developing pattern hair loss because they inherit genes for the trait. This form of hair loss typically occurs between the ages of 20 and 45 in the majority of patients, but can occur at a very young age and may continue throughout one’s life. Male pattern baldness generally starts with a receding hairline and a thinning crown, and can range from partial loss to a horseshoe-shaped area of hair remaining only at the sides and back of the head.

This animation will help you better understand why and how hair loss occurs as a result of male pattern baldness.

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Dr. Melissa Chiang, M.D.