Is genetic balding being caused by an inflammatory response? So what about practices that reduce inflammation vs taking medication to suppress DHT?
There are conditions called Lichen Planopilaris or Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia which can cause balding in men. These autoimmune diseases are now being recognized in men who present with balding and a lot of itching. The diagnosis is made by biopsies of two areas, the frontal area where the balding is occurring and the donor area in the back of the head. There is no formal proof that genetic balding itself is an inflammatory disease so the standard approach to DHT management at the hair follicle level is still our main treatment modality.