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.
Treatment for Androgenetic Hair Loss
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.