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Though the underlying causes for male and female pattern hair loss are the same, there is some basic difference with regards to the physiology and genetics of the condition and that is the reason why there is some difference between the medical hair restoration options available for male hair restoration and female hair restoration. Male pattern hair loss affects approximately 50% of men at some point in their lives. It affects different populations at different rates, probably because of genetics. Up to half of male Caucasians will experience some degree of hair loss by age 50, while other population groups such as Japanese and Chinese men are far less affected.

Female and male pattern blading

Female, Male Balding Not the Same Pattern -We don't even like to use the term 'androgenic alopecia' in women anymore -- instead we call it female pattern hair loss -- a broader term that encompasses many possible causes, some of which are likely to be directly linked to an excess of testosterone, and some of which are not. Indeed, he says that although the science of female balding is still largely misunderstood, there is evidence that many other types of enzymes, as well as hormone receptors and blockers, may be at work in women. One clue that there is a true difference between male and female balding is the pattern in which the hair loss occurs. "Female pattern balding goes around the whole top of the head -- it's diffuse -- whereas men lose it on the temple, the crown, the bald spot in the back," says Daly. Not coincidentally, the hormone and enzyme receptor sites are also different in varying areas of the scalp -- another reason doctors now believe the loss patterns are caused by different precipitating factors. Another important difference: While balding in men is almost always the result a genetic predisposition coupled with age, in women, it can happen at any time. In addition, underlying medical conditions can also be the cause of hair loss -- even when true androgenic alopecia is the diagnosis.

Pattern Balding

Androgenetic alopecia, androgenic alopecia, or pattern baldness, has been a part of the human race for as long as we have historical records. Evolutionary evidence suggests androgenetic alopecia has been around longer than the modern human race. Our nearest non-human primate relatives, orangutans and gorillas can also develop androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is a very common form of hair loss and could be described as part of our general genetic phenotype. People who do not develop androgenetic alopecia are in the minority. We could even say these non-bald people are the deviants from the norm!

Medicine has long recognized androgenetic alopecia as an inherited systemic disease associated with sexual development. Ancient Greek doctors realized that male pattern baldness can develop in men of any age after puberty. They recorded that young boys castrated before puberty did not develop androgenetic alopecia regardless of their genetic family history. However, boys castrated during or after puberty could develop androgenetic alopecia. We now know that the reason for their observations is that castration prepuberty stops hair follicles from being exposed to androgens made by the gonads during adolescence. Castration after puberty is too late. Once hair follicles have been exposed to androgens they are fated to become androgen sensitive and androgenetic alopecia can develop.

What role does heredity/genetics play in the male pattern hair loss?

Male pattern hair loss occurs in men who are genetically predisposed to be more sensitive to the effects of DHT. Researchers now believe that the condition can be inherited from either side of the family.

What treatments are available for male pattern hair loss?

Current treatment options include:

  • Hair replacement / transplantation
  • Cosmetics
  • Hairpieces
  • Minoxidil solution
  • Finasteride tablets (type II 5-alpha reductase inhibitor).

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