Pattern hair thinning is not visual, physical hair loss. Hair thinning can be diffuse or in patterns. Female pattern thinning and male pattern thinning are both types of pattern hair thinning. Pattern hair thinning has a very typical pattern affecting the top, front, recessions, crown and or sides of the head. Hair loss is generally diffuse or in patches. Correct diagnosis is the key to understanding the huge differences between pattern hair thinning and hair loss. A qualified Trichologist will quickly be able to diagnose the difference between pattern hair thinning and hair loss. In some cases, there is a combination of both pattern hair thinning and hair loss.
Pattern hair thinning is not actual hair loss. Pattern hair thinning is a very gradual hair thinning in the typical pattern hair thinning area. Pattern thinning is caused by the gradual buildup of DHT, dihydrotestosterone around the hair bulb. The buildup of DHT gradually causes hair thinning, but only in the typical pattern thinning areas. DHT is not the baddie here. DHT has a big responsibility in the body which is related to the integumentary system. Our integumentary system is our skin system. It is one of the major systems of our body. This important skin system holds us together and is our outer protection and antennae to the outside world which is continually supporting body homeostasis.
Pattern Hair Thinning Sydney; Is not the same as Physical Hair Loss:
- Pattern hair thinning is not hair actually hair loss
- Female pattern thinning has a typical pattern of hair thinning
- Male pattern thinning has a typical pattern of hair thinning
- DHT plays a part in pattern hair thinning
- DHT is a part of all of us
- DHT is not the baddie
- Diffuse hair loss is the most common cause of hair loss over the entire scalp
- Diffuse hair loss can drive pattern hair thinning to move faster
- When pattern hair thinning is happening fast, get a correct diagnosis
- Most cases of pattern hair thinning have a larger driving problem associated with the hair cycle
DHT is not the baddie. DHT has a very important role in the body. In addition to the above, DHT is a precursor to other enzyme reactions responsible for hormones related to the Endocrine system. All hormones are part of the Endocrine System. Most functions in the body are controlled by a specific system but these intricate systems also overlap in various functions.
When female pattern thinning and male pattern thinning occur, DHT is triggered to bind to the androgen receptor of the hair bulbs. This binding causes gradual hair thinning only in the pattern hair thinning areas. Triggers are; hereditary, hormonal, environmental and results a free radical effect. We can have more than one trigger. Pattern thinning used to be predominant in men because it is a dominate gene. For women the gene is recessive and the pattern hair thinning is triggered by some other influence.
With all the potential influences upon men and women these days, we see a higher presence of female pattern thinning and male pattern thinning. It is common to see early onset pattern hair thinning especially following diffuse hair loss. The immunity of the hair cell can be compromised following diffuse hair loss leaving an opening for early onset pattern hair thinning. If suspect pattern hair thinning or notice physical hair loss, get a correct diagnosis.
Check in on your hair cycle because pattern hair thinning it is normally the secondary problem. When the hair cell is compromised, the immune system of the cells will not be functioning correctly. This weak hair cell can allow DHT can come and bind. As a modern Trichologist I am seeing this all the time. We term this ‘early onset pattern hair thinning’. Diffuse hair loss and diffuse hair thinning are the major drivers of early onset pattern thinning. Understanding hair, health and history and your genetic hair type and if things have changed are important indicators that assist correct diagnosis.
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