Hair Loss Treatment
The most common type of hair loss is a condition called androgenetic alopecia. This type of hair loss can affect both men and women. Other terms for androgenetic alopecia include “male pattern balding” and “female pattern hair loss.”
For many people, losing their hair is a frustrating experience. Fortunately, treatments are available that can help to regrow hair or prevent further hair loss.
Men and women can experience hair loss with equal frequency, although it may be camouflaged better in women. In men, androgenetic alopecia is characterized by gradual hair thinning that most often affects the crown and frontal areas of the scalp. In many cases with men, the hairline around the temples regresses. As it moves back to the mid scalp, a receding hair pattern often develops. The hair in areas affected by hair loss may be of various lengths and thickness, and the presence of uneven lengths and texture is a classic sign of male pattern balding.
Women may have similar patterns of hair loss, although typically the hair loss is a little more diffuse than in men; it is rare that a woman will experience complete loss of all their hair.