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Is hair loss a result of aging?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia.
This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life.

In brief: Sometimes

Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia.
This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Fuad Farah
Dermatology

In brief: No

Depends on the type of hair loss.
Male pattern hair loss is more common as one grws loder. It is an occurrence more common with age but is not caused by age.

In brief: No

Depends on the type of hair loss.
Male pattern hair loss is more common as one grws loder. It is an occurrence more common with age but is not caused by age.
Dr. Fuad Farah
Dr. Fuad Farah
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