Hair Loss is in Your Genes – Part 1

Hair Loss Is In Your Genes

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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 complimentary 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 complimentary consultation with Dr. Torgerson at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic.

Hair Loss is in Your Genes - Part 1

Other Gene-Linked Causes of Hair Loss

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Androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of gene-caused or gene-associated hair loss. There are also many other types of hair loss that have been shown to have a genetic link.

Alopecia areata is a form of patchy hair loss that has a hereditary component and is often seen in association with other conditions such as auto-immune disease or Down Syndrome. Multiple-gene mutations and/or gene and environment interactions have been attributed as the underlying cause of this type of hair loss.

Congenital alopecia is when a total or partial absence of hair happens, beginning from birth or infancy. A pattern of genetic inheritance has been realized, but no specific genetic mutations have been located.

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Hair Loss is in Your Genes - Part 1

Hair Loss Causes

Hypotrichosis is a condition where hair is thin, brittle and lacking pigmentation. A pattern of genetic inheritance has been realized, but no specific genetic mutations have been located.

Deformities in the hair strand such as brittle, broken, beaded, twisted, knotted, and weathered-appearing hair have been identified as inherited traits for many of these conditions, but no specific genetic mutations are yet identified.

At this stage of the hair restoration industry, the cure for these types of genetic hair loss is not available. But the cosmetic results of hair loss can often be successfully treated. The essential starting point for a successful hair restoration treatment is to book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Torgerson at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic. Dr. Torgerson will give you a thorough, in-person assessment of your hair loss so that a customized hair restoration plan can be created for you.

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