It should be remembered that the best results are always achieved in patients who have managed to recognize the disease early and start treating it immediately, so it is not worth delaying a visit to a trichologist.
Treatment of androgenic hair loss begins with a medical consultation, during which a thorough history is made regarding the genetic burden of the disease in the family, symptoms, their duration, medications taken and the presence of other diseases. Then, the necessary tests to confirm the presence of the disease and verify its causes are ordered – blood tests, hormonal tests, examination of the scalp, and sometimes also trichoscopy.
Histopathological examinations are relatively rare, but in more complex cases their order may be justified. After collecting and analyzing all available data, the appropriate treatment method is selected in consultation with the patient.
The doctor also makes sure that there are no contraindications to the use of a particular method. Later, it is only important to follow medical recommendations and regularly control the effects of therapy.