skin & hair medical center | Hair Loss
Androgenetic alopecia, or commonly baldness, is one of the most common forms of alopecia in both sexes.
It is characterized by progressive hair loss and thinning, which follows a different pattern of distribution depending on gender. Frequency and severity increases with age progression.
What is the cause of androgenetic alopecia?
The etiology of this form of alopecia appears to be polygenic and multifactorial. It is due to the effect of androgens on genetically predisposed follicles.
The diagnosis is based on history, clinical examination and special diagnostic techniques (trichoscopy, trichorizogram). It is important to exclude other causes of hair loss that may mimic androgenetic alopecia. Also, it is important to determine if conditions coexist, which if they remain incurable affect hair loss or the effectiveness of treatment.
Timely initiation of proper treatment can prevent or delay the serious progression of androgenetic alopecia. The purpose of the treatment is initially to prevent further hair loss and secondly to reverse the microscopation of the hairs and to promote their re-emergence. The treatment is basically topical with the use of personalized – by Dr. Theoni Matoula – local formulations. In some cases, patients may also receive oral medication in combination, while the surgical restoration of androgenetic alopecia is always a choice of patients. Treatment should be continued without interruption in order to maintain its effectiveness. If it is interrupted, after a few months, the density of the hair will be the one that would have settled without undergoing treatment.
This is the new non-invasive treatment that uses the patient’s own platelets, which also have a rejuvenating effect on hair follicles with trichogenic properties. Thus, hair growth is stimulated, resulting in strengthening of existing thin hair stems and the appearance of new hair follicles.
Regarding the treatment of androgenetic alopecia or other forms of hair loss, 4-6 sessions per month are required. The doctor designs your individual protocol of sessions, required according to the needs of each patient.