Male androgenetic alopecia.

  title={Male androgenetic alopecia.},
  author={Deepani Rathnayake and Rodney Sinclair},
  journal={Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy},
  volume={11 8},
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD Androgenetic alopecia affects up to 80% of males by the age of 80. The synonym 'male-pattern hair loss' highlights the fact that hair loss occurs in a defined and reproducible pattern. Hair loss results in reduced self esteem, loss of confidence and anxiety in affected men. An effective treatment for hair baldness would be desirable. AREAS COVERED IN THIS REVIEW In androgenetic alopecia, hair follicles undergo progressive miniaturization. Genetic factors and androgens… CONTINUE READING