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About AGA

AGA's mechanism

AGA is the term used to describe male pattern baldness. It is caused by changes in male hormones that affect the hair follicles and prevent the normal rhythm of hair growth.

DHT is the causative agent in AGA

High concentrations of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a male hormone produced from T (testosterone), are found in the hair loss element of AGA, which is thought to be the causative agent in shortening the growth phase of the hair cycle.

Treating it on your own is not enough

Hair growth products, scalp shampoos and massages are easy to start with and you can easily look up how to utilize them. However, while they may slow down the progression of the disease, they will not be effective if the cells in the hair follicles are dead. Currently, the only effective treatment is medication. Early consultation is necessary before the hair follicles die.

Contact us for early consultation

Each hair has a lifespan, it grows and then falls out, and a new hair grows back from the same follicle. A single hair follicle has about 40 cycles and once the cycle is complete, the follicle will never grow hair again. In normal conditions, the hair cycle lasts between two and six years, but with AGA, the life cycle is shortened to a few months to a year. The hair follicles that have reached the end of their lifespan will never grow hair again, so hair regrowth is not possible even with treatment. Therefore, it is important to treat the disease early, before it reaches the end of its life.

Age-specific prevalence of AGA

AGA is thought to be more common in older people, but 30% of men develop it by their 40s.

We recommend early consultation, as starting treatment at an early stage can make a difference in the time it takes to achieve your ideal look.