Patterned Baldness – Male & Female
Also called androgenetic alopecia. There is a loss of hair seen with increase in age which affects only individuals who are genetically predisposed.
Male Patterned Baldness : It usually starts around 25 years of age. Initially thickness of the hair shaft decreases followed by a decrease in density of hair. Typically starts by affecting the hairline proceeding towards the back of the scalp.
Female Patterned baldness : Typical age of onset is seen at about 30 years. Early signs include widening of partition and thinning of pony tail. It is associated with PCOS.
This condition is genetic (self) and/ or familial (family history) in nature.
Also called androgenetic alopecia.