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Androgenetic alopetia

Androgenetic alopetiaHair loss – alopecia, is unfortunately the bitter fate of many men and women, and significantly affects their psycho-emotional health. Statistics show that bald men are 30% less successful in their jobs, and 64% less successful in their personal lives.

It is necessary to note that 82% of women essentially don’t have relations with bald menThere are several types of alopecia characterized by different reasons for their development: alopecia areata, diffused, androgenic, cicatricial (after traumas and burns). Androgenic baldness is encountered most often (“male type”) which afflicts to some degree almost a third of the male population of our planet, ranging from 20-60 years old. Androgenic alopecia is also encountered in women.

Androgenetic alopetia

The reason for the development of androgenic baldness is the destructive effect of the male hormone testosterone and its derivatives upon the hair follicles located in the lobe and crown areas of the head (androgen-dependent zone). Under the influence of male hormones - androgens - sensitive hair follicles gradually decrease in size, move closer to the skin’s surface, lose the ability to produce healthy hair, atrophy, and finally dissolve. In their place develops connective tissue, which does not produce further follicles. Regardless of the fact that these hormones exist in all males, hair loss occurs only in individuals having a genetic pre-disposition.

Eunuchs don’t bald!

The Hamilton-Norwood classification

Androgenetic alopetia

Due to the irreversibility of the process of androgenic baldness, medical treatment of such alopecia is not effective – hair does not grow without follicles. At the present time, the only effective method for treating androgenic and cicatricial alopecia in the entire world is the transplantation of one’s own hair.

Signs of beginning hair loss include:

change of hair color in the androgen-dependent zone (hypopigmentation)
thinning of hair in the ndrogen-dependent zone
decrease in the speed of hair growth (normal 1cm per month)
increased oiliness of hair (seborea)

The Ludwig classification

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