Journal of Cosmetology & Trichology

ISSN: 2471-9323

Open Access

Danuta Nowicka

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław, Poland

  • Mini Review   
    Androgenetic Alopecia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
    Author(s): Danuta Nowicka*

    Androgenetic alopecia is a common type of hair loss that affects both men and women. It is a genetically determined condition that is characterized by a gradual and progressive thinning of the hair on the scalp, eventually leading to baldness in some cases. The condition is caused by a combination of genetic and hormonal factors, with dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a male hormone, playing a key role in its development. DHT can cause hair follicles to shrink, which results in shorter and thinner hair strands over time. Androgenetic alopecia is typically diagnosed based on the pattern of hair loss and the presence of other symptoms, such as itching or scaling of the scalp. Treatment options for androgenetic alopecia include medications, such as minoxidil and finasteride, which can help slow down or even reverse hair loss in some cases. In more severe cases, hair tran.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2471-9323.2023.9.204

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