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What is androgenic alopecia? Definition 2023.
Baldness due to androgenetic alopecia or common baldness is one of the major problems of total or partial hair loss for men due to the person’s hormonal system or genetic profile. Already having elevated DHT causes the hair to weaken, especially on the scalp on the top of the head. Genetically, it causes it to weaken and fall out completely if it is not treated, because the male testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone, so in women this reason does not seem to be, since they do not have testicles and do not produce it.
What causes androgenic alopecia?
The causes of hair loss of this disease, does not follow a female pattern or FAGA or male or AGA. So this androgenic baldness, occurs mainly by the DNA of the person’s family history, whether male or female.
Also our diet can have définit of vitamins to nourish our hair, so this cause is detected with a blood test in our doctor.
Androgenic alopecia symptoms
The symptoms of androgenic alopecia usually occur gradually and not occasionally, possibly with the aging of our body in which hairless areas appear, bald spots or loss of hair density, having a weaker or thinning hair, visibly thinner.
This symptom can occur in circular or irregular shapes in the areas of the hairline and crown, as these are the most common areas. Also, we can observe reddening in the hair area.
It usually starts in men at an early age, from 20 years onwards, very rarely, it is seen in younger ages as in children or adolescents.
Androgenic alopecia treatment 2023
The solution or cure for this disease, we have natural or chemical treatments for female or male alopecia.
- Vasodilator drugs. Such as Minoxidil to regenerate more hair where we do not have hair and it is falling out. In this way, you will prevent the hair you already have from falling out. You will go through several phases, starting to lose hair by assimilation of the body and then have a lower degree of baldness and go gaining follicles and thickening the size of each hair.
- Drugs in pill form. Such as Dutasteride or Dutasterida, and on the other hand Finasteride or Finasterida. Helping to cut the DHT of our testosterone that makes our hair fall out.
- Aesthetic treatments. Such as mesotherapy or platelet-rich plasma or also called PRP.
- Vitamin supplementation. Biotin or Vitamin B8. Zinc. Vitamin B2. Vitamin B12. Vitamin D (sunbathing is one of the best options).
- Hair transplant or hair surgery.
In these natural and artificial treatments, once these remedies are performed, we recover most of the lost follicles to a great extent.
Grades of Androgenic Alopecia
- Grade 1: almost negligible or very thin hair recedes at the front of the head. It is almost impossible to see.
- Grade 2: The receding hairline is already significantly visible and people can already detect that there is hair loss.
- Grade 3: Here we already act on the crown of the head, so it is much more visible and we have to urgently try to find a solution.
- Grade 4: We lose hair in the frontal coronal area.
- Grade 5: We already have practically limited hair in the sickest parts. Here, the most advisable to gain density is to resort to hair surgery.
- Grade 6: We have practically no hair at all in the upper part, and it advances towards the sides and nape of the neck.
- Grade 7: Here, we have practically no healthy follicles and we have no hairs to recover or graft. This is the most chronic and hardest form because there is no possible solution to reverse it. The only way that exists is the implantation of synthetic or natural wigs. Grafts with artificial hair. Or as a last resort, hair tattoos such as hair micropigmentation or hair tricopigmentation.
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