Androgenic alopecia is at least in part hereditary. It depends on the androgen impact on hairs at specific sites of the scalp. The result is a progressive shortening of the hair cycle with miniaturization of the hair follicle. It represents a physiological process in men. In women the same is true although it may be secondary to hormonal imbalance.
KeywordsHair Follicle Hair Loss Alopecia Areata Cyproterone Acetate Hair Density
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