What is the difference between Patterned baldness and Androgeneticalopecia?
Androgenetic Alopecia and Patterned Baldness are the same conditions.Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common type of baldness characterizedby progressive hair loss. It is characterized by stepwise miniaturizationof the hair follicle, resulting from alteration in the hair cycle dynamics,leading to vellus transformation of terminal hair follicle.
DHT (Dihydro-testosterone or male hormone) convertsthe thick terminal hair into thin miniaturised vellus hair
What does it look like?
In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern baldness. Hair islost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Over time, thehairline recedes to form a characteristic "M" shape. Hair also thinsat the crown (near the top of the head), often progressing to partial orcomplete baldness.
The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. Inwomen, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does notrecede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness.
Why does it occur?
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a multifactorial disorder caused byinteractions between several genes, hormones and environmental factors.
What are the treatment options?
Medical management- Minoxidil, Finasteride
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Cosmetic camouflage like Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP), wigs
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