Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss. It affects about half of all men aged 50 and about 20% of women, mostly after reaching menopause.
One of the distinctive characteristics of androgenetic alopecia is its progressive and localized nature. The hair at the top of the scalp becomes thinner before falling out completely. The hair around the temples, the occiput and the frontal area (for women) is spared and will last for the patient’s entire life.
Androgenetic alopecia is a hereditary condition caused by the secretion of male hormones and the genetic predisposition of the hair follicles to respond to these male hormones.
There are several medical and surgical solutions available to normalize hair loss, promote hair growth and correct the aesthetic consequences of hair loss.