Androgenic Alopecia is a medical condition that is the most common cause of hair loss in both female and male humans. In male pattern baldness hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Hair also thins at the crown of the head.
Usually, women do not suffer classic male pattern baldness. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hair line does not recede.
The pattern of baldness differs in males and females.
Affected hair follicles on the scalp gradually become smaller than normal.
TMINOXIDIL-This over-the-counter medication is approved for the treatment of Androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. Minoxidil dilates the tiny blood vessels in the scalp, which increases the blood circulation to the hair follicles. This may be how Minoxidil stimulates hair growth .It is applied daily to the scalp. It may take twice daily application for at least four months for any hair regrowth to become noticeable. .
FINASTERIDE (Propecia) - - The prescription medication to treat male-pattern baldness is taken in a daily pill form. It is used in a higher dose to reduce the size of the prostate gland in men with benign prostatic hypertrophy. .