Patterned Baldness – Male & Female
This condition is also called androgenic alopecia. In this 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. It typically starts by first affecting the hairline and then 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 hair partition and thinning of pony tail. It is often associated with PCOS.
This condition is genetic (self) and/ or familial (family history) in nature.
Also called androgenic alopecia…