What Are The Treatments For Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia is also a cause of hair loss. It occurs in 50% of men and women. Both males and females cause this disease. How do we know if we have androgenetic alopecia? , and how it is found in both men and women. Based on the characteristics, it is divided into male-pattern hair loss and female-pattern hair loss.

 It has no serious health consequences, it only reduces your confidence. When your Hair falls or thins a lot it makes you less social because hair profoundly affects your personality. It affects more than 55% of people in India who have an Age is 30 to 50 years. It starts after puberty in men and women. 

 There are very few people who face these problems in their teenage years. Hair loss happens more quickly in girls. Unfortunately, there is no complete cure for it. But if you treat it and diagnose it early. If this disease is given more time, it leads to baldness. 

Its treatment results can be long-lasting if all the information and doctor’s advice are used correctly and on time.

In this article, we will give you beneficial information about androgenetic alopecia, that you have to take and use it then you will see a definitely good result. Let’s get started:

What is Androgenetic Alopecia 

Androgenetic alopecia is present in both men and women. it is caused by to increased activity of androgen receptors on the surface of hair follicles. This leads to increased sensitivity of hair follicles to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone. it shortens the hair growth cycle leading to shortened hairs.

Research shows

Research shows that it occurs in men and women at any time after puberty.

As we know according to research it can affect more than 55 % of men in India.

Mainly in the age range of 30-50 years.

May affect teenagers too.

Androgenetic alopecia can also affect women during menopause.

No permanent cure is available but early diagnosis and treatment can reverse or delay it


Androgenetic alopecia is caused in both males and females. It is a predetermined genetic condition of hair loss.

Causes in males

In androgenetic alopecia, multiple genes both maternal and paternal can cause hair thinning. However, the abnormal response of hair follicles to the dihydrotestosterone hormone which is also called DHT is the main hormone for this disease.

Immediate family history of balding can increase the risk by up to 6 times, 5 to 6 times the risk for the son if his father is caused by baldness. In 30% of cases may not have been caused by baldness due to family history.

Under the influence of genes, scalp hair follicles become abnormally sensitive to dihydrotestosterone hormone affecting the hair growth cycle and causing gradual shrinking of hair loss. When hair follicles are Shrinking it also causes hair thinning and balding.

Negative effect on the hair growth cycle.

Causes in females:

Unlike males, the role of Dihydrotestosterone is not clearly defined in females.

Besides genetic causes, Menopause conditions are associated with hormonal imbalances like PCOS, insulin resistance, hyperprolactinemia, adrenal hyperplasia, rare case scenarios, and ovarian and adrenal tumor thinning. can cause hair.


Signs/symptoms of male patterns of baldness

Loss of hair and the temples with gradually receding hairline resembling the letter M. Reduce hair density with the visible scalp, bald patches in the crown area thinking is hairs eventually resemble peach fuzz. These changes eventually, partial or complete baldness.

Signs/symptoms of female patterns of baldness

Excess of hair thinning with a reduction in braids or ponytail size. Loss of hair strength or volume scalp showing through. Widened hair parting in frontal hairline intact.

Also Read : What is the main cause of Hair Fall


One-to-one consultation helps your doctor understand the cause of hair loss and arrive at to diagnosis. Blood investigations are recommended to check nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances where needed.


Treatment of androgenetic alopecia may include topical or oral medication which is prescribed on case case-to-case basis depending on the stage and severity of hair loss. In tropical medication like minoxidil and capital, or oral medication like nutritional supplements, finasteride, dutasteride, etc helps control hair shedding and hair thinning. Depending on the grape and progression of hair loss procedural treatment like platelet-rich plasma therapy PRP therapy or hair transplant may be advised if required in medication.

When comes to oral treatment we give a deal fine stripe this financial does it blocks enzymes called 5 AR( alpha reductase) and therefore stops the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DTH) so by doing this it stops the process of miniaturizing which is essentially root cause of androgenetic alopecia. so now this is given in the dosage of 1 milligram per day. Dermatologists know how you can take to use fenestrate. The other oral medications are multivitamins and minerals because of the cut supply of the blood to the hairs. There is a decrease in oxygen and vitamins and minerals uplift the hairs.

When we came to the tropical application the most often prescribed drug is minoxidil. This is actually a peripheral blood vessel dilated therefore decreasing blood pressure when using this drug for lowering the blood pressure it has side effects on hairs. It is not good for patients with low blood pressure or normal blood pressure. because when taking it orally it lowers blood pressure.it is available in 5% 2% or 3% formulation. A dermatologist can tell you how much amount of minoxidil you intake in the right way.

There are some procedures that are minimally invasive or non-invasive procedures. PRP or LLLT(low-level laser light therapy) is done in the clinic PRP is platelet-rich plasma where the patient’s blood is taken and spin at a very high speed so the blood is separated into high amounts, that is red blood cells, and white blood cells and platelets. If we are interested in platelets we take it and reinject it into areas like we are dealing with pattern baldness. We injected the baldness area into the scalp, These are rich in growth factors. It also increases blood supply to the hairs.

So all these treatments have to be done for a really long time to put your hair under control.


However, if we understand androgenetic alopecia we can say that boldness can be postponed and hair regrowth can be promoted with only one solution which is early diagnosed and treatment. Results can be sustained with long-term use of external application alone or with oral medication but under the dermatologist’s supervision.


People also ask some questions

What is the best treatment for androgenetic alopecia?

The best treatment suggestion for men is minoxidil or finasteride. Women can be treated with minoxidil or spironolactone. However, Surgical options, laser light devices, and injections also be used.

Is androgenetic alopecia treatable?

Yes, treatment is available, however, surgical treatment is available. The proper cure is not available but if you treat it early then it can be reduced and stop balding.

Can hair grow back with androgenetic alopecia?

Yes, if we solve it early and starting point then we can stop balding and hair will grow back with treatments.

What is the latest treatment for androgenetic alopecia?

LLLT (Low-level laser Therapy), and PRP( micro-needling, platelet-rich plasma) are nowadays the latest treatment for androgenetic alopecia is used.

Can PRP stop androgenetic alopecia?

Platelet-rich plasma stops androgenetic alopecia. At present time PRP is mostly used for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.

How do I permanently remove DHT from my scalp?

We cannot remove DHT from the scalp but we can reduce it with hormonal changes and treatment.

What is 7-grade hair loss?

Androgenetic alopecia

Which hair loss is permanent?

Cicatricial alopecia

How much hair loss is OK?

50 to 100 hair falls each day are normal but if hair fall is exceeded up to 100 then you will be seriously taking care of your hair.

Stay safe stay healthy
Good luck

Education:MSC Applied Psychology Expertise:Daisy is a beauty and lifestyle writer specializing in hair care and has written over 80 articles in these niches.

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