Everything You Need to Know About Androgenic Alopecia
If you’ve been suffering from hair loss, you may potentially be looking for hair regrowth options available on the market. But, before you start any form of treatment, you need to identify the condition you are currently experiencing. Hair loss can be caused by a multitude of things, from thinning induced by poor dietary choices to excessive stress. One of the most common causes of hair loss is brought on by Androgenic Alopecia.
Types of Alopecia
Alopecia can develop in the form of long-term gradual or suddenly occurring hair loss. The two most common types are known as alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia. The first, Alopecia Areata, develops from a compromised immune system where hair loss takes place on the scalp (and body) in circular patches. Hair that falls out due to this condition will not regrow.
What Is Androgenetic Alopecia?
Nearly 70% of men and 40% of women around the globe suffer from hair loss caused by Androgenetic Alopecia. Often referred to as male or female-pattern baldness, Androgenetic Alopecia is a form of hair loss known to be polygenic— a trait controlled by two or more genes in the body making it entirely genetic in structure.
Androgenetic Alopecia can affect any gender, and start from the age of 12 to 40 years old. Men’s hair loss will involve a receding hairline and vertex balding; while women, on the other hand, will notice diffuse hair thinning across the entire scalp. Due to these noticeable symptoms, this condition is relatively easy to identify by either a doctor or a dermatologist.
Identifying Androgenetic Alopecia
Doctors and dermatologists use two different classification markers to identify male and female-pattern baldness: the Norwood-Hamilton Classification in men and Ludwig-Savin Scale in women. As stated above, these classifications vary between genders due to varied symptoms in patterned hair loss.
Men will notice hair loss that starts and recedes along the temples which typically forms the signature “M” phase (as pictured below). Balding also occurs at the back of the scalp. In comparison, women will notice cranial thinning across the entire scalp. Receding will begin at the crown of the head and progress until the entire scalp is affected.
Androgenetic Alopecia Treatment
Thanks to modern developments in hair restoration, there are an abundance of Androgenetic Alopecia treatments available today. With a proper diagnosis, your doctor or dermatologist may recommend helpful treatment options such as folic acid or iron dietary supplements, or the use of low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT).
Capillus Caps and LLLT Treatment
At Capillus, our laser therapy caps utilize LLLT technology to provide people struggling with Androgenetic Alopecia a safe and effective form of treatment. Our clinically proven laser caps range from the CapillusUltra, which features a total output of 410 mW, to the 1360 mW CapillusPro. Laser light therapy works to promote hair growth in males who have Norwood Hamilton Classifications of IIa to V and in females who have Ludwig (Savin) I-4, II-1, II-2.
With just six minutes of treatment a day, you can use your Capillus laser therapy cap to effectively start hair regrowth. The lasers inside of the cap work to increase ATP within the scalp which reverses hair follicles from their dormant to active stages of growth.
Capillus laser caps help treat androgenetic alopecia, are assembled by hand in the USA, and cleared for use by the FDA. With laser hair restoration, you can start taking the first steps towards regaining the confidence in your appearance.