Hair Loss in Men (Androgenetic Type Alopecia)

Hair Loss in Men (Androgenetic Type Alopecia)

Androgenetic alopecia; In individuals with genetic predisposition, hair loss or thinning usually begins in the 20-30s, associated with male hormone sensitivity. It is a dermatological condition that occurs when the hairline recedes or the vertex area opens, affects 70% of men and can cause serious psychosocial problems.

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 Androgenetic alopecia is seen in 30% of white men up to the age of thirty and in 50% of men up to the age of 50. Male style hair It is also known as hair loss or baldness.

What is the cause of androgenetic alopecia?

This disease occurs due to genetic and hormonal effects. The hormone called dihydrotestosterone affects the hair root. As a result of its influence, the bristle diameter becomes smaller, its length becomes shorter and its color becomes lighter. In more advanced stages, the hair root is removed. It disappears completely and the hair in that area disappears. none It's a dead end.

What are the symptoms of androgenetic alopecia?

In addition to thinning and thinning of the hair, Its most distinctive feature is that its line recedes. It starts at the age of 30-40 in men and at the age of 50-60 in women. Hair in men While it is seen with the receding of the hairline, the thinning of the hair and the appearance of that area completely balding and the crown lightening, in women the hair loss is visible. Its line cannot be stretched, its crown is A thinning in the form of alopecia is observed.

How is androgenetic alopecia diagnosed?

The patient's complaints and disease history, dermatological examination and family history. The diagnosis is made easily. The skin is completely normal. In some cases, dermoscopy may help in diagnosis.

How is androgenetic alopecia treated?

The purpose of treatment is; It aims to reduce hair loss, slow down the progression, and keep the years when androgen activity is intense from the effects of hormones as much as possible.

What is used in the treatment?

Minoxidil is a drug with proven effectiveness among the lotions to be applied in treatment. Finasteride tablet taken orally is effective for long-term use. However, due to its significant side effects, it must be used under the supervision of a dermatologist. Results are also obtained with spironolactone, cyproterone acetate, flutamide and cimetidine, which have been proven effective in some studies but are not licensed for androgenetic alopecia. receivable. However, this should be decided by your physician.

Among other methods, transplantation, wig application, bonding hair; prostheses, cosmetic camouflage.

Can androgenetic type alopecia be prevented?

This type of hair; Hair loss can be significantly corrected with the medications used. Hair loss between the ages of 25-45 Since the roots will regress over time, the hair can be restored with appropriate timely treatments. Hair loss may be delayed, so hair loss may be delayed. Hair loss is partially prevented.

Will hair continue to fall when treatment is stopped?

Since androgen hormone activity begins to decrease in men around the age of 50, hair loss may begin again after a while after treatment is stopped due to the continued activation of this hormone until this age. For this reason, after the end of the treatment, you may need to continue the treatments at intervals with the recommendations of your dermatologist.

What should be paid attention to in androgenetic type alopecia?

 Haired It is important to protect yourself from the sun to prevent the development of actinic keratosis, sunspots and skin cancers, as the decrease or complete loss of hair on the skin will increase the sun's effect in that area.

Our patients are evaluated in our clinic and  Various lotions, shampoos, hair-specific mesotherapy agents and PRP applications are made according to your needs.