Although a very common and extremely benign condition, balding can have a major psycho-social impact. AGA involves both genetic and hormonal factors Genetics determines both the density and the location of androgen sensitive hair follicles on site-specific areas of the scalp. Post puberty, a series of events triggered by androgens (mainly DHT) within these genetically programmed hair follicles transform terminal (thick) hair to minaturised follicles (vellus hair) FEMALE PATTERNED HAIR LOSS (FPHL) The pattern of balding is usually differ in females than that in males.
The FPHL is graded using the widely used LUDWIG SCALE which helps determine the future treatment course
YES, it is possible.
Depending upon the grade and severity of the situation, the qualified dermatologist can choose between
Medical: effective, safe and FDA approved drugs like Minoxidil, Fiasteride/dutasteride, and anti-androgens along with adequate nutritional supplementation
Hair transplant: state of the art-Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a tailor-made procedure to get back the lost hairs in areas of complete follicle loss
FDA-approved add-ons: LLLT (low level laser therapy), PRP (platelet rich plasma), Mesotherapy etc.
7 yrs old girl with extensive ALOPECIA AREATA treated successfully within 4 months