Background to androgenetic alopecia (hereditary hair loss)

  • In the UK 8 million men1 and 8 million women2 suffer from androgenetic alopecia or hereditary hair loss
  • However, it is not something that patients find easy to discuss
  • Many do not realise it can be treated
  • In fact, less than 20% of patients have spoken to a healthcare professional about treatment3
  • Almost 40% of men will show noticeable hair loss by the age of 351
  • The various stages of hereditary hair loss in men can be classified according to the Hamilton Norwood scale

This series of diagrams show how the progression of hair loss typically occurs.