Hair loss is a common concern for both men and women, although the causes and patterns can differ. In men, the most common form of hair loss is called male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. It typically starts with a receding hairline and thinning at the crown, eventually leading to partial or complete baldness. This type of hair loss is primarily influenced by genetic factors and hormone levels, particularly the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
In women, hair loss often presents as a diffuse thinning of the hair rather than distinct bald patches. Female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, can be influenced by genetics, hormonal changes (such as during menopause), and other factors like stress, nutritional deficiencies, and certain medical conditions.
Other causes of hair loss in both men and women include medical conditions like
alopecia areata (an autoimmune disorder) thyroid problems, scalp infections, certain medications, and excessive hairstyling or treatments that damage the hair follicles.
Treating hair loss in men and women involves various approaches, including medication (such as minoxidil and finasteride), hormonal treatments (like spironolactone in women), hair transplant procedures, and lifestyle changes. Ask us more about hair loss today!