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Androgenetic Alopecia in Men and Women

  • 05 August 2022
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Up to 50% of males and females can develop a pattern of androgenetic alopecia, a genetically predetermined condition caused by an overactive sensitivity to androgens. It is defined by a specific distribution in males and females and a progressive loss of the scalp’s terminal hair anytime after puberty.

What is Androgenetic Alopecia?

Men and women experience androgenetic alopecia, a frequent hair loss. This disorder is also referred to as male-pattern baldness in men. A distinct pattern of hair loss starts above both temples. The hairline gradually recedes until it takes on the recognisable “M” shape. Near the top of the head, the hair at the crown also becomes thinner, frequently leading to partial or total baldness.

In contrast to male-pattern baldness, women lose their hair in a different pattern. While the hairline does not recede, women’s hair thins down all over their heads. Women with androgenetic alopecia rarely develop complete hair baldness.

Men’s androgenetic alopecia has been linked to several illnesses, such as coronary heart disease and prostate enlargement. Androgenetic alopecia is also linked to insulin resistance conditions (such as diabetes and obesity) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Hair loss in women is linked to a higher incidence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A hormonal imbalance that can result in irregular menstruation, acne, extra body hair (hirsutism), and weight gain is what PCOS is known for.

Causes of Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenic alopecia is the most typical kind of hair loss. Women frequently become aware of hair loss in their forties or fifties, whereas men with this type of hair loss typically start becoming bald in their twenties.

  • Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), derived from testosterone, is the main offender. Your hair starts to fall out and stop growing due to DHT’s attack on your hair follicles. Male baldness may be more prevalent since men typically have higher testosterone levels than females.

  • Male pattern baldness is commonly believed to be a sex-linked dominant feature, meaning that you inherit it from your mother’s father. The idea that you inherit hair loss from your mother’s side of the family or a particular grandfather is untrue. The inheritance pattern is polygenic. That implies that this condition is influenced by genetic information from both sides of your family.

  • Based on who in your family suffers from hair loss, you cannot determine if you will lose your hair. Examining the history of hair loss on both lines of your family can frequently help you anticipate your likelihood of experiencing hair loss.

Androgenetic Alopecia Symptoms

  • Hair Buildup in Your Brush or Drain
    The (AADA) states that between 50 and 100 hairs are lost on average per day. A warning indicator could be abrupt or significant hair loss, which you start noticing. A visit to the professional is necessary if there is more hair than usual in your brush or shower drain. You have the best chance of reducing or halting subsequent hair loss if the cause is discovered early.

  • A thinner ponytail or a receding hairline
    Age, sex, and the underlying reason can all affect the signs and symptoms of alopecia. Having to put a band around a ponytail more frequently than usual can be a warning indication in women.

    It’s typical for men to “be able to see more scalp on the frontal hairline.” The most prevalent type of androgenetic alopecia, male baldness, results in the traditional horseshoe pattern of hair loss at the scalp’s base.

  • Sudden Patches of Hair Loss
    You might notice a patch or strip of hair loss that emerges within a day or two or bald spots that grow very slowly in one place. Before abrupt hair loss, you could experience burning or stinging in some circumstances.

    It is important to discuss any itchiness, pain, or blistering in the area of hair loss as soon as possible with a professional because these symptoms could indicate an infection.

  • Eyebrows, eyelashes, or beard thinning.
    Unfortunately, you can lose hair in other places besides your head. An autoimmune disease called alopecia areata makes the immune system assault hair follicles. Although scalp hair loss is the most frequent type, body-wide hair loss is also possible.

    This kind of disorder might result in areas of hair loss on the eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, nose hairs, or pubic hairs. Alopecia Universalis, which affects the entire body, or baldness on the entire head could result from the disorder in some situations (alopecia totalis).

  • White Lines and Spots on the Nails
    Your nails can often provide insight into the state of your body’s wellness. Alopecia may have early signs, such as changes to your nail beds. Your nails may be a warning sign if they have pitting, tiny craters, or white spots.

    Although various conditions can result in changes to your nails, it is advisable to see a medical professional if these symptoms accompany hair loss.

Androgenetic Alopecia Diagnosis

Androgenetic Alopecia Diagnosis

The diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia is typically made by looking at the scalp. In some circumstances, blood tests or a scalp biopsy are required to explore for further causes of hair loss. We advise you to immediately visit the AHS Clinic to get a consultation from hair experts and be introduced to various procedures available at our clinic performed by the best surgeons in the field. The sooner you get to the root of the problem, the better chances you have of restoring your hair back to its previous glory.

Impact of Androgenetic Alopecia

Psychosocial problems are common in androgenetic alopecia patients in men. In particular, hair loss impacts a balding person’s opinions of his attractiveness and contentment with his look (body image) and how other people see him. The impacts of male pattern baldness on perceptions of oneself and others are predictable, given the significance of hair in sociocultural contexts. Hair plays a significant role in determining physical appearance and serves as a vehicle for personal expression. Having a lot of hair has been a sign of energy, health, and masculinity. In contrast, losing or cutting your hair might signify submission, loss of identity, impotence, and infirmity.

Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia

There are plenty of androgenetic alopecia treatments available at the AHS Clinic.

  • Advanced Laser Therapy
    One of the best and safest therapies is advanced laser therapy. The laser encourages the growth of new hair follicles and stops future hair fall. It is the most known method of hair restoration and hair retention. Women and men’s hair thinning issues and those who are just starting to lose their hair are best suited for this therapy.

  • AHS Complete
    AHS Complete is a comprehensive, all-encompassing solution for people struggling with hair loss and hair fall issues. You will receive enhanced, voluminous hair with this game-changing idea that you will enjoy. Regardless of the stage of hair fall, the results are guaranteed, and we’ll work with you to regrow hair that’s healthier than before.

    This restoration technique will give you the ideal appearance, including a full head of hair that appears natural.

  • Strand by Strand Ultimate and Strand by Strand Cosmetic
    We provide a distinctive one-day hair replacement solution that uses cutting-edge technology and a team of experts to restore your ideal hair in just one day. We guarantee a full, natural head of hair that will fulfill all your hair fantasies. Depending on your preferences and your treatment option, this procedure can be either surgical (Strand by Strand Ultimate) or non-surgical (Strand by Strand Cosmetic) (AHS Exclusive). This course of treatment guarantees desirable outcomes in a relatively short time.

  • Supernatural by AHS
    With the help of the specifically curated program AHS Supernatural, you can get a complete head full of hair. In this program, our skilled team of specialists uses cutting-edge technologies to restore your hair. Better hair texture and hair renewal are promised by this hair restoration method to the recipient.

    For more information on Hair Restoration methods & treatments, reach out to AHS India’s team of experts.


    Most people are unaware of hair thinning until 50% of their hair has already fallen out. Since it’s simpler to prevent hair loss than to reverse it, this can hamper effective therapy. Those who believe they may be balding should get professional advice from a hair expert specialising in treating hair loss as soon as possible.

    Hair loss is a condition that advances over time and gets worse. Get in touch with the professionals at AHS India for an Advanced Hair Check and consultation on the best procedures performed by hair experts & surgeons to get started on your path to a fuller head of hair. We offer a range of treatment for hair loss in men and women.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Does androgenetic alopecia affect females?
    The most vital cause of hair loss in men and women is androgenic alopecia (AGA). Instead of hair shedding, the AGA hair loss process is linked to the gradual shrinking of hair follicles, eventually resulting in progressive, symmetric hair baldness.

    2. Can Alopecia occur in both males and females?
    Progressive hair loss affects both men and women equally. Androgenetic alopecia is the most basic type of hair loss.

    3. Is androgenic alopecia the same as female pattern baldness?
    Men and women experience androgenetic alopecia, a frequent hair loss. This disorder is also referred to as male-pattern baldness in men. A distinct pattern of hair loss starts above both temples.

    4. Why does androgenetic alopecia occur in females?
    The genetically determined shortening of anagen, the hair’s growing phase, and the lengthening interval between a hair’s loss and the beginning of a new anagen phase are the two factors that induce androgenetic alopecia in females and males.

Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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