Although a daily loss of 50-100 hairs is considered normal, it happens that this process drags on and develops into a serious disease called androgenetic alopecia. What to do if you notice a thinning of the hair, and the hair hole begins to clearly take a certain shape?

The development of androgenetic alopecia

In men, such baldness begins at the age of 20, and the complete clinical picture is formed by 40-50 years.  Hair thinning occurs gradually, but rapid progression also occurs.  In men, produce hair hole in the region of the crown, and hair on the parietal part of the head gradually thinning.  As a result, hair can only remain at the temples and the nape. Androgenic hair loss in women is not so common and manifests itself in a slightly different way.  In women, the onset of the disease develops later (more than 40% of cases occur in the age group of 45-70 years).

The cause of androgenetic alopecia

Male pattern baldness is predetermined by heredity.  That is why in the “nation” the disease is called simply – hereditary baldness.  The male sex hormone testosterone goes into the active form of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is responsible for hair growth or male pattern baldness.  If the hair is sensitive to DHT, it triggers a smooth cell death in the hair growth zone. They are thinned until they disappear forever.

Men’s hair loss

Androgenetic alopecia is not in vain called “male type”: it is the representatives of the stronger sex that it is characteristic to lose hair due to a genetic predisposition.  The tendency to baldness is inherited and amplified under the influence of male hormones. Very often, androgenetic alopecia is accompanied by depression and neurosis, because for many healthy beautiful hair is a symbol of attractiveness, youth and health, and therefore their loss causes great psychological trauma.

Look at the data

  • Every 5 men begins to bald at age of 20.
  • By the age of 30, already a third of the entire male population has noticed their first bald patches.
  • At age 40, only half of the stronger sex retain their old hair.
  • By hoariness, only 20% of the lucky ones can be proud of having any hairstyle.


Is it possible to get rid of baldness?

The sooner you consult a doctor, noticing the first signs of hair loss, the higher the likelihood of their recovery.  Consultation with a trichologist must necessarily be accompanied by a number of studies.  It is very important to correctly identify the root causes of the appearance of baldness in order to prescribe treatment.

When diagnosing, trichoscopy (micro-video diagnostics of the hair) is performed – sometimes this is enough to determine the problem.

Treatment of hereditary baldness

There are two approaches to maintaining hair growth: therapeutic and surgical. The therapeutic approach consists in the continuous use of medications containing 5-alpha-reductase enzyme blockers. At HairMed, the trichologist will select the necessary remedies for hereditary baldness.  Good results in the treatment of baldness can be achieved using specialized procedures: mesococktails, plasma therapy, micronidl therapy.  These methods will allow you to keep hair growth for as many years as you continue to use medications that block the “destructive hormone.”

The surgical approach is to transplant hair from the nape to the bald area. To date, this approach is the most effective and allows you to restore hair growth in the bald area for a long period. Hair transplantation is performed by Follicular Unit Extraction or Strip Technique.