The most common type of hair loss which affects men more than women. It is what is commonly referred to as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. Half of all men are affected by age 50, whereas 40% of women are affected by age 70. A combination of treatment options can help manage androgenetic alopecia.
Male pattern baldness starts above the temples and continues around the perimeter and the top of the head, often leaving a ring of hair along the bottom of the scalp. Many men with male pattern hair loss eventually become bald.
In women, the hair slowly thins all over the scalp, but the hairline usually doesn’t recede. Many women experience this type of hair loss as a natural part of aging, although hair loss may begin any time after puberty. Female pattern hair loss can cause hair to thin dramatically, but it rarely leads to baldness.