Androgenetic alopecia is a frequent cause of hair loss that affects tens of millions of American men and women. Often defined as patterned hair loss, androgenetic alopecia is a type of hair loss that follows a common, foreseen trajectory in both men and women. In men, the hairline recedes above the temples to form a characteristic “M” shape until progressing to near or complete baldness. In women, the hairline is often unaffected, but hair becomes thinner all over the head.
Many people with patterned hair loss often feel helpless, believing that there are no options available for them to reverse the process they have begun to notice. However, this is not true. While there are numerous hair loss products available that will do little to treat the effects brought on by hair loss, there are some which have been both clinically and scientifically studied and that have been shown to have a positive effect on hair loss. One such treatment is that of low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT).