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Site help to approach the topic "Baldness":
What is baldness or androgenetic alopecia?
It means the absence or the lack of hair in the areas of skin in which they are normally present. During a lifetime, about 80% of males and 50% of females manifested some signs of baldness.
It is characterized by early hair loss of the vertex and subsequent involvement of the whole upper part of the scalp, with typical savings of neck and temples, up to "crown" baldness. Androgenetic alopecia is often accompanied, but not invariably, by seborrhoea and flaking dundruff desquamation.
What are the causes?
As can be understood by the term itself, androgenetic alopecia has two necessary causes and concomitant:
- andro = androgens hormones - male hormones
- genetic = hereditary predisposition
In alopecia the hormone involved is testosterone in men, while for women the hormone involved seems to be the DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone).
Does it affect only men?
It mostly affects male but also many women experience hair loss, although to a lesser percentage.
May the hair grow back?
Yes. You can watch a partial or complete regrowth of the hair follicle and the hair, as long as the follicle is not completely atrophied. In simple words, baldness can not be in an advanced stage and the follicle must be still alive.
As soon as we work on the process of decrease of the follicle, the greater the results is.
Who is subject to baldness has a problem of hair loss but the real problem lies in the fact that hair is replaced by the new growth cycle depigmented hair less robust, so appear less hair on the head (they are called “velluls hair”). In later stages the hair is always less robust up to remain completely bald.
There are non-invasive and simple methods which allow to maintain the follicle vital without the use of drugs.