Baldness Caused By Genetics? Which Genes?

Do Genes Cause Male Pattern Baldness And, If So, Which Ones?

About Header Image
October 28th, 2008

Q: What are the genes that cause male pattern baldness?

A: At this time the genes that actually cause hair loss are still unknown. However, there are two gene loci, recently identified, that appear to be associated with common baldness. The first is on the Androgen Receptor (AR) gene carried on the x-chromosome and the second is a non-sex chromosome 20p11.

Related Posts:


Browse Hair Restoration Answers by topic:


On selecting an option from drop-down list, the page content will refresh and update.



212-826-2400
Scroll to Top

Learn more about hair restoration

Hair loss has a variety of causes. Diagnosis and treatment is best determined by a board-certified dermatologist. We offer both in-person and online photo consults.

Provide your email to learn more.