Jack Nicholson is an American actor born in 1937. His career spans 6 decades and his movies include The Shining, As Good as it Gets, Batman (as the Joker), The Bucket List.

During his career one notes the progression of Androgenetic* Alopecia – the scientific word for common balding:

  • -Hair thinning begins in the frontal and temporal areas and then affects the vertex. In early (treatable phases), vellus hairs can be found in those areas
  • -In males common balding classified with the Hamilton classification (7 stages)


Treatment of androgenetic alopecia includes topical minoxidil** and oral finasteride (a 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor)



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*Androgenic Alopecia is also called Androgenetic Alopecia

**minoxidil has initially used as a drug against hypertension. In acts by vasodilating blood vessels around the hair matrix.