Hair Loss on the Head:
Androgenic alopecia, usually referred to as “male pattern baldness” (MPB), is the most common cause of hair loss. Hair follicles of people affected by this type of baldness are sensitive to a naturally occurring hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Exposure to this hormone will eventually cause the hair follicles to weaken. As the follicles shrink, the hair becomes finer, grows more slowly, and may ultimately disappear. Hair loss from MPB will continue throughout a person’s lifetime; however, the rate of thinning will depend on the inherited tendencies of each individual.
Treatment options for “male pattern baldness” include hair transplant surgery, medication and camouflage.
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Hair Loss of the Eyelashes:
Hair loss of the eyelashes may also occur with age. Women, in particular, notice that their eyelashes are thinner, shorter and less full. Over-the-counter products condition and moisturize lashes making them look fuller and mascaras add color and volume. Extensions and false eyelashes will augment lost volume. Latisse, a prescription medication obtained through physicians is now approved by Health Canada to grow fuller, longer and darker lashes. These products vary in cost as well as the time commitment required to achieve the desired effect.