Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men and in fact 98% of men with hair loss suffer from Androgenetic Alopecia. The characteristic of hair loss from AA is the gradual shrinkage of hair follicles in specific areas of the scalp: the top front and the top of the head. These areas are hormone-sensitive, namely normal androgens that the body begins to produce in puberty, cause shrinkage of the hair follicles in these areas of the scalp. These shrunken hair follicles produce ever thinner, colorless hairs, the hair growth rates are dramatically reduced and the hair stays even less on the scalp, resulting in the progressive appearance of the scalp between the hair, so this causes hair loss and later baldness.
The cause of Androgenetic Alopecia
The cause of hair loss is genetic, that is, due to some genes, we inherit from our parents. You should know that men with hair loss don’t have more androgens than those who do not have hair loss, only their hair follicles are more “sensitive” to normal androgens.
Other factors that are often responsible, such as sebaceous gland, bacteria, anxiety, nutrition, smoking, etc., have a minor effect and can simply precipitate the appearance of Hair Loss.
Hair loss doesn’t stop after some age! It is certain that you will lose hair. Unless you do something about it! Hair loss in Androgenetic Alopecia does not appear overnight, nor it starts at the same time for all. Men who lose their hair, show periods of slow or rapid hair loss, but also periods of stability without apparent hair loss. Certainly, if hair loss is not treated in some way, someone will continue to lose hair.
Many people wrongfully believe that they lose hair until some age and then hair loss stops. Just observe actors’ photos over the years and you’ll see that those who had hair loss from their youth ended up with even less hair over the years. So, as time goes by, you will not stop losing hair, unless you do something about it. Fortunately, there are several effective solutions that can restore your image, such as hair transplantation.
Androgenetic Alopecia: Genetic Predisposition
A man who comes from a family with hair loss members is more likely to suffer from hair loss than one who comes from a family which doesn’t. But in some families, hair loss may be inherited but not present directly to the offspring. Genes remain inactive for one generation but they will appear in the next one. Other times, a young man may experience hair loss and has no relatives with hair loss, but the opposite may be also true too: a man with thick hair has many relatives with hair loss. Genetics hold surprises!
When hair loss begins
9 in 10 times, men find that they lose hair when they see their bath or sink clogged with hair or they find a lot of hairs on their pillow or their brush. Many people change hairstyle to cover their hair loss. They abandon their hairstyle and adopt a different one, for example styling their hair sideways. Other men style their hair by bringing them to the front so that the hair loss of their hairline does not appear. Others have their hair cut very short in order to prevent the contrast with the side hair. In any case, however, everyone has to do something actionable to stop hair loss, and not just simply to hide it.
Dealing with Hair Loss
Only two drugs have been found to have real results in the battle against hair loss, Minoxidil and Finasteride. They are the only pharmaceutical molecules with multitude and massive studies demonstrating their effectiveness, safety and efficacy.
These two molecules form the basis of any scientific treatment against hair loss. The time it takes to see the results of the treatment depends on the case, but generally, results do not appear immediately and someone has to be patient for at least 6-12 months. If your treatment produces satisfactory results, you should continue on a daily basis. If the treatment is discontinued, the results can be reversed over a short period of time.
Some men with hair loss do not suffice to the results of medication and want to restore their lost hair with Hair Transplantation. At Anastassakis Hair Clinic the hair transplantation that we offer you has permanent results and the naturalness and density is 100% real!
Hair Loss stages
Hair loss is sorted according to the Hamilton-Norwood table. The table above shows the hair loss stages. In the same table we have also calculated the number of hair follicles that needed to be transplanted in order to restore the density in this area.