Androgenic alopecia is the most common genetic and age-related type of alopecia. This type of alopecia is what is generally referred to as male or female pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness can be mapped in a predictable way according to the Hamilton-Norwood scale, and female pattern baldness can be mapped according to the Ludwig scale.
In men, androgenic alopecia seems to be related to an over-abundance of dihydrotestosterone in the scalp, which is caused by a genetic trigger not well understood. We know even less about what the triggers and causes are for female pattern baldness.
Treatment for these two types of alopecia vary depending on whether you are a man or woman, how extensive your hair thinning or hair loss is, and what your long-term goals are. We always recommend a thorough check-up before starting hair loss treatment to eliminate some common causes like a thyroid problem or too much vitamin A.
The good news is that most of the treatments available, like medical, surgical, and Low-Light Laser Therapy (LLLT) are available either alone or in combination for both men and women for both of these types of alopecia. There is effective treatment available now for hair loss, as well as significant research being conducted on new therapies all the time.
If you have any questions about treatment for hair loss or any of our products, we encourage you to call us directly at (844) 280-4680.