When talking about hair loss and bald spots – the visual that comes to mind is usually of a man with a shiny head. This is because although hair loss is both experienced by both men and women, the effects tend to be more noticeable in men. Further, permanent hair loss affects 70% of men while only 40% in women.
The main cause of hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, also has higher occurrence rate in men. Variations in the AR gene may increase activity of androgen receptors in the hair follicles which responds to androgens like DHT – a byproduct of testosterone. As an effect, DHT shrinks hair follicles and makes it difficult for hair to grow. And because men are more testosterone-filled than women, the end results are far greater.
The age by which hair loss occurs also vary. For men, androgenetic alopecia can begin as early as their teenage years. By the age of 35, approximately 65% of men have already lost a lot of hair and by age 50, 85% have already experienced severe hair thinning and bald spots. For women, on the other hand, the onslaught of hair loss usually happens after menopause – thus younger women do not really experience the effects yet.
In addition, the pattern by which hair loss occurs differ in both sexes. Men’s hair loss happens in a more defined pattern – receding hairline and bald spots at the top of the head. For women, meanwhile, the loss of hair is spread out and not concentrated on certain spots and it appears more to be hair thinning in general.
In a nutshell, it can be said that women do experience less hair loss than men and somehow the effects are more manageable and tolerable. In spite of the differences, both men and women can undergo hair restoration treatments that can help them no matter what stage of hair loss they’re in. Nuhart Philippines offers options that are suited to each patient’s needs and proper evaluation is done before each procedure to ensure desirable results.