Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)

More commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness for male & Female Pattern Baldness for women AGA is the most common kind of hair loss suffered by both men and women, beginning anytime between adolescence and adulthood.

Androgenetics comprises two sub-sections; Androgen and Genetics. A potent male androgen, known as DihydroTestosterone (DHT) is the main cause of Pattern Baldness. This powerful male hormone accumulates in your hair follicle and causes it to shrink and thin out over time.

Genetics play a very crucial role in deciding whether you are susceptible to this condition. Due to your genetic traits, certain areas of your scalp especially your crown and frontal areas are exposed to the effects of DHT while the sides are usually immme from it. If either sides of your parents’ families have Pattern Baldness. you have a good chance of getting it. 


Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness afflicts almost 50% of the male population, and is also one of the hardest hair loss conditions to treat. MPB is genetically chronic medical condition that will slowly and surely decimate your crown if not treated in a timely fashion

DHT (DihydroTestosterone),a male dominant hormone is the main cause of Male Pattern Baldness. The only way to arrest this condition is to eliminate DHT.



Female Pattern Baldness

Female pattern baldness is a distinctive form of hair loss that occurs in women with androgenetic alopecia.

Many women are affected by FPHL. In fact, around 40% of women by age 50 show signs of hair loss and less than 45% of women actually reach the age of 80 with a full head of hair.


The reason why Female Pattern Baldness usually occurs at an older age is that that is when your body hormones start to fluctuate. Usually the main cause of the condition is related to issues like hormonal imbalances and lack of nutrients rather than genetic disorders.


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    Questions & Answers

    I should look at my mother's family to see if I am going to loose my hair - the gene comes from the maternal side.

    Hereditary hair loss can be passed on by either parent, although the strongest influence is on the maternal side. The gene or genes responsible for this have not yet been identified and the pattern of inheritance is complex. If hair loss in the family, it is likely that you too will be affected. However there are other reasons for hair loss apart from heredity.

    Losing an average of 40-100 hairs a day is normal - they just grow back again,

    It is true for people who don’t have male pattern baldness, and there hairs that fall out will soon be replaced by new once. If you are suffering from hereditary hair loss, those hair often came from follicles that are shrinking and the new hairs emerging from these follicles will be thinner. Eventually the follicles shut down and no longer produce hair at all.

    I can increase number of follicles on my scalp by using drugs.

    Yes surely!! we can with the help of new advanced Root Grow Therapy. We can increase destiny volume and number of hair follicles

    Blow-drying can cause hair loss.

    No, but it can dry, burn and damage hairs that may then fall out. If you are suffering from hereditary hair loss, the new hairs that grow are often thinner and less visible than the ones they are replacing.

    Bald men are more virile.

    There is little evidence of excess levels of testosterone or related hormones in bald man. The belief that baldness makes you more virile than a man with full head of hair is, unfortunately, without scientific foundation.

    You wash your hair too often, you will go bald.

    Frequent shampooing has no effect, positive or negative, on hereditary hair loss. But it is important to take good care of the hair you have.

    If I take special dietary supplements I can prevent hair loss.

    In most cases, hair loss is due to genes and the way that your hair follicles respond to male hormones. Severe malnutrition can bring on hair loss but this in unrelated to hereditary hair loss. However a poor diet can bring on predetermined hereditary hair loss earlier that expected.

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