Androgenetic Alopecia


Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common hair loss affecting more than 50 million men and 30 million women.  In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern baldness. In women, it’s sometimes referred to as female pattern baldness. Hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples.

Currently, there is no known cure for androgenetic alopecia. However, there are medically proven ways to prevent and control the symptoms of androgenetic alopecia, and even grow back some hair.

The goals for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia involve increasing hair growth and stopping the progression of hair thinning.

Lots of things can cause thinning hair in women, and one is as simple as having a gene that makes you likely to develop female pattern hair loss. Though women are less likely than men to have inherited hair loss, it’s definitely not uncommon. Women’s androgenetic alopecia is the female equivalent of male pattern baldness, and it works the same way. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of the hormone testosterone, binds to hair follicles and prevents them from getting the nutrients they need. The difference is that diffuse hair thinning, which rarely happens in men, is a telling sign of genetic hair loss in women. This means that thinning can happen anywhere on the scalp or all over, and some women lose hair in a combination of patterns.


Once you've accepted that you have a hair loss problem, you might be eager to do something about it. The most important thing to do before you make any long-lasting decisions is to make sure that genetics are truly to blame for your thinning hair. Androgenic Alopecia can be triggered by a variety of factors tied to the actions of hormones, including some ovarian cysts, certain birth-control pills, pregnancy, and menopause. During your comprehensive hair and scalp analysis at Occhi Hair Institute, we can help you find the right solution or option that will suit your needs and expectations.


The addition to the Occhi Lash & Brow Studio with Occhi Hair Institute is a direct result of Lynn La Palermo recognizing the amount of women she sees every day suffering with hair loss and thinning hair.  Lynn sourced treatment options and products that consistently achieve uncompromising comfort, security, and quality. We have the tools to help you deal with androgenetic alopecia. Even if alopecia causes you to lose your eyebrows, we can restore the natural look of depth and fullness with incredible, personalized eyebrows. Our challenge is to find the absolute best option for every aspect of your situation.  Occhi Hair Institute is a safe, private place where you can get honest answers and realistic options no matter what's causing your hair to thin.

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