Androgenic Alopecia

The Androgenic Alopecia treatment may stop the progress of Patterned Hair Loss if given early. Androgenic Alopecia is the most common type of genetic hair loss affecting up to 70%  in men .The gene can be inherited from the mother or father’s side . Hormone Androgens play  a central role in pattern hair loss in men called Androgenic Alopecia. The onset, rate, and severity of hair loss are unpredictable.The severity increases with age and if the condition is present it will be progressive and relentless.

Androgenic Alopecia treatment

With proper scalp assessment says Dr. Arambulo every patient is a candidate for hair transplant.

Photo showing the  different patterns of hair loss in our patients ( Male Pattern Alopecia) based on Norwood classification of Androgenic Alopecia in men .They all had hair transplant procedure with satisfying results.

The patterned hair loss called Androgenic Alopecia , is characterized by a process of progressive hair miniaturization , and eventual loss of genetically susceptible hair follicles .These type of hairs may continue to stay in the scalp  however because they are thin and short the affected individuals appear to be bald.

Hormone dihydrotestosterone plays a central role in this process of miniaturization in men . It preferentially affects hair on the superior and anterior temporal areas of the scalp,whereas in women the cause is not clear and it more commonly presents a diffuse pattern in the crown,with or without sparing of the frontal fringe.

Male Androgenic Alopecia is the type of hair loss consist of particular receptors found in hair roots that attract DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a by-product of testosterone, which causes hair follicles to minimize and shorten their lifespan, therefore, the hair loss process begins.Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. Hair on the front, above the temples, top of scalp and crown can all be DHT receptive, depending on your genetic coding.

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Androgenic Alopecia  treatment options can vary, ranging from surgical hair restoration to scalp cosmetics measures to hide hair loss and the science-based information on nonsurgical and medical treatments.

Medical treatments consist of topical to oral medications preparations that aid hair follicle growth and inhibit the formation of hormones responsible for hair loss. There are only two FDA-approved medical treatments for hair loss :

Minoxidil solution : in 2% and 5% preparations are available that, when applied on the scalp, produce an increase in blood circulation to the hair follicles stimulating hair growth.
Finasteride :  given only to men, is an oral medication that slows the progression of hair loss. Finasteride may also be prescribed in selected   women with pattern hair loss.

The medical , non-surgical treatment options available may provide a satisfactory solution and it will take 4 months 6 months to observe significant result. Among the  non- surgical treaments, the Low level laser treatment biologics such PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma ,Progenitors are now popular but with variable results. Cessation of use however, may result in a loss of new hair growth.

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Hair Transplant before and After for Androgenic Alopecia

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Among the treatment options for Androgenic Alopecia, hair transplantation provides a permanent solution, that, when performed properly by trained physicians, today’s hair restoration surgery safely and effectively creates natural-looking, results that are virtually undetectable

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