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Androgenetic Hair Loss Treatment

Androgenetic Hair Loss Treatment

Androgenetic Alopecia hair loss is due to male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness.

Male-Pattern Hair Loss

Male-pattern hair loss usually is a hereditary condition and may begin at any age. Hair loss often begins on the front, sides, and/or on the crown of the head. In Portland, some men may develop a bald spot or just a receding hairline, while others may lose most of their hair.

Female-Pattern Hair Loss

Although less common, female-pattern hair loss differs from that of male-pattern hair loss in that the hair generally thins all over the head, but the frontal hairline is maintained. Female-pattern hair loss rarely results in total hair loss.

Androgenetic Hair Loss Treatment

Most forms of hair loss have no cure. Some types of hair loss disappear without treatment. Treatment in Portland may include:

  • Topical medications to promote hair growth include Minoxidil (Rogaine). This medication works for both men and women in reversing Androgenetic hair loss.
  • Finasteride is useful to treat male pattern hair loss. It was not found to be effective in the treatment of post-menopausal hair loss.
  • Hair transplants

You can learn more about androgenetic hair loss treatment at American Academy of Dermatology.

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