Male-Type Hair Genetic Hair Loss

Middle aged man with hair loss problem, shot from above

Middle aged man with hair loss problem, shot from above

Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common type of hair loss seen both in men and women. In this type of hair loss, a gradual thinning is observed on the forehead or crown. The cause for this hair loss is the genetically coded sensitivity of hair follicles to DHT.

Hair first get thinner, their colors fade, their numbers decrease and finally the hair follicles perish completely. A father’s suffering from hair loss does not guarantee that the child will go bald, too. Hair loss follows a pattern determined by a random combination of both parents’ genes. This new pattern may as well prepare a future for the son totally independent of the genes he inherited from his father.

Genetic androgen sensitivity is most effective in certain areas on the head. The hair ring that takes place between the two ears is defined as “permanent hair”. Hair follicles in this area are not genetically sensitive to DHT and they are alive during one’s lifetime. Thanks to the permanent hair follicules in the hair ring, it is always possible to restore hair with a hair transplantation operation.