Androgenetic Alopecia: Overview

  title={Androgenetic Alopecia: Overview},
  author={M. Sawaya},
  journal={Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery},
  pages={S3-14 - S3-20}
  • M. Sawaya
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss that men and women experience. Androgenetic alopecia, as its name states, requires adequate presence of androgens and a genetic predisposition. Androgens are responsible for triggering a series of events within genetically programmed hair follicles mainly on the top of the scalp from front to vertex, or frontoparietal area extending as far back as the crown of the scalp. Terminal hair follicles are transformed into miniaturized… Expand

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