It is important to keep in mind that the best results are always achieved in patients in whom the disease has been diagnosed early and treated right away, so it is not worth delaying a visit to a trichologist.
Treatment of androgenetic alopecia begins with a medical consultation, during which a very thorough history is taken regarding the genetic burden of the disease in the family, symptoms, duration of symptoms, medications taken and the presence of other conditions. Then the necessary tests are ordered to confirm the presence of the disease and verify its causes – blood, hormonal, visual inspection of the scalp, 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, an appropriate treatment method is selected in consultation with the patient.
The doctor also makes sure that there are no contraindications to using a particular method. After that, it is only important to follow the doctor’s instructions and regularly monitor the effects of therapy.