DHT is in fact a key factor in hair loss, especially genetic hair loss. Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia or androgenetic alopecia, is caused by the hair follicle’s sensitivity to DHT. When hair follicles go through the process of miniaturization, they shrink, resulting in a shorter lifespan and an abnormal production of hair. The progressive shrinking of the hair follicle occurs because of DHT.
Experts say that 95% of all cases of male pattern baldness are caused solely by the effects of DHT on the hair follicles. How much DHT a person will produce depends almost entirely on genetics. The more DHT that is produced, the greater and more widespread miniaturization would be, thus resulting in greater hair loss.
If you’re experiencing hair loss, consult with your physician first to rule out any underlying medical conditions and to gain a better understanding of your hair loss. If you’re experiencing permanent hair loss, or want more information about your hair loss, Bosley suggests that you set up a free consultation with one of the Bosley Professionals. During this consultation, you’ll learn more about your hair loss and the treatments that are available to you.