When it comes to hair loss, it is often misconstrued that only men undergo or suffer from this hair problem since baldness is usually more visible to them.
In reality, both hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia in men and women are caused by genetic predisposition to the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone). When DHT levels rise, the hair follicles shrivel and growth of the hair is stunted. The effect and response, however, are different to men & women, particularly in the pattern in which the hair thins out. This also happens because females have less androgen in their bodies.
For men, hair loss pattern starts with a receding hairline from the forehead and hair thinning around the crown area. This progresses and eventually more shriveled follicles which will also die in the long run, taking an “m” pattern. The end result, if not treated at an earlier stage, is baldness. There is no specific timeline on the speed of hair loss but an average man takes between 15 and 25 years.
As for women, hair loss begins with thinning across the central area of the scalp. While men suffer from receding hairline, most women will retain their hairlines. Further, only a small number of women, undergo or experience baldness and will tend to notice hair loss later in life than men.
While the pattern for men and women hair loss are usually different, there are instances when men develop hair loss in a female pattern and for women to showcase a male pattern.
Fortunately, hair loss treatments for both male and female are available and are easily accessible. Hair restoration clinics such as NuHart Philippines can help bring hair regrowth and restore patients’ crowning glories. A thorough consultation and evaluation with an experienced surgeon should be done and from there, the best treatment procedure will be recommended. Book for a consultation at www.nuhartclinic.com.ph.