Androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss.
In men it is called male-pattern balding, and may be first manifested by a receding hairline or loss on the crown of the scalp. In women it typically shows up as a wider hair part, receding hairline or area of thinning on the top of the head in a circle starting just behind the hairline. The main cause of this is thought to be hormonal and genetic. The main medical treatments are minoxidil, Nutrafol, and finasteride. PRP, an in office procedure, is also tremendously beneficial for this type of hair loss. Often this type of hair loss can be arrested and in some cases reversed by a combination of these treatments.