Pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is a common form of hair loss affecting both men and women.

It is a condition rooted in genetic predisposition and hormonal factors. In men, this condition often leads to a receding hairline and baldness on the top of the head, while women typically experience a general thinning of hair across the scalp, preserving the hairline. Understanding the nuances of this condition is essential for effective treatment and management.

At Charles Medical Group, Dr. Glenn Charles brings over two decades of expertise to the forefront in treating male and female pattern baldness. Dr. Charles’s approach is anchored in a deep understanding of the condition’s complexities, offering patients a comprehensive range of innovative treatments.

Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) vs. Follicular Unit Grafting (FUT)

FUE and FUT are two primary surgical methods for hair restoration offered at Charles Medical Group. FUE is a minimally invasive technique that involves extracting individual hair follicles from the donor area and transplanting them to areas where hair is thinning or absent. This procedure is known for leaving no linear scars and having a shorter recovery time, making it a popular choice among patients seeking a less invasive option.

FUT, also known as strip surgery, involves removing a strip of skin from the donor area to harvest hair follicles. This method allows for the transplantation of a large number of follicles in one session and is generally more cost-effective than FUE. However, it does result in a linear scar and requires a longer healing period.

Both methods have their own set of advantages, and the choice between FUE and FUT depends on various factors, including the extent of hair loss, the patient’s lifestyle, and their personal preferences.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

For individuals not ready for surgery, Charles Medical Group offers several non-surgical alternatives. Medications like finasteride, which inhibits the hormone responsible for hair loss in men, and minoxidil, a topical treatment that can slow hair thinning and promote hair growth in both men and women, are often recommended. Additionally, LaserCap® therapy uses low-level laser light to stimulate hair follicles and encourage growth, providing a convenient at-home treatment option.

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is another non-surgical treatment that creates the illusion of a fuller head of hair. This technique involves tattooing tiny, hair-like impressions onto the scalp, which can be an excellent option for those with more extensive hair loss or who prefer a non-invasive approach.

The Importance of Early Intervention

Early intervention is critical in managing pattern baldness. By seeking treatment at the onset of hair loss, patients can preserve existing hair and maximize the effectiveness of both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Charles Medical Group emphasizes the importance of early consultation to discuss goals and treatment options tailored to individual needs.

Personalized Treatment Plans

At Charles Medical Group, every patient receives a personalized treatment plan designed to address their unique hair loss pattern and desired outcome. Dr. Charles and his team take the time to evaluate each case thoroughly, considering factors such as hair density, scalp laxity, and personal health history to recommend the most suitable course of action.


Understanding and treating male and female pattern baldness requires a multifaceted approach that considers the individual’s specific circumstances. With a range of cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatments, Charles Medical Group in Boca Raton, Florida, is equipped to help patients combat hair loss and regain their confidence. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Glenn Charles, individuals can navigate their hair restoration journey with the knowledge and support needed to achieve successful outcomes.