Androgenic alopecia, more commonly known as male and/or female pattern baldness, is known to be caused by genetics. This inherited condition is commonly said to “run in the family”. If you have family members who also have androgenetic alopecia, it significantly increases your risk of having some degree of hair loss. How much hair you are going to lose and in what pattern it will be lost is not predictable with total accuracy, but by looking at family patterns of hair loss, it is possible to guess both the degree and pattern of a person’s androgenetic alopecia. Family history of hair loss is one of the first questions that we ask in a patient’s consultation so we know what type of hair loss is in your genes.
Whether or not you visit the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic for a consultation about hair loss, you may have already looked at whether you have hair loss in your immediate family (this can mean dad, mom, aunts, uncles, or grandparents). Is it possible that the hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia may be your genetic fate?
The answer most of the time is YES, but only if you are willing to accept your hair loss or you consider hair loss as just a part of life . . . The answer can be NO if you decide that you will not accept your hair loss and decide to book a consultation with Dr. Torgerson at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic.