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Androgenetic Hair Loss

Androgenetic Hair Loss

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. 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


Most forms of hair loss have no cure. Some types of hair loss disappear without treatment. Treatment 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