Female Pattern Hair Loss
Though often thought of strictly as a male disease, 1 in every 4 woman will suffer hair loss. Unlike in men where hair loss can be considered sociably acceptable, the psychological damage caused by hair loss in women and feeling of being unattractive can be absolutely devastating for the sufferer’s self image and emotional well being. How does woman’s hair loss differ from men’s hair loss?
Fortunately we are able to to dramatically correct this situation for ladies of any age. With the Neograft system we can replace lost hair and with the MesoHair Therapy we can prevent further hair loss.
Female Before Picture
Female After 1 Neograft Treatment
The majority of women with hair loss will have diffuse thinning on all areas of the scalp but preserve the hairline. Men on the other hand rarely have diffuse thinning and have more distinct patterns of baldness. Hair loss in men is easier to treat with hair transplant, but management of hair loss in women is more complex and difficult to treat.
There are a number of things that can cause excessive hair loss. It can be related to genetics, a major illness, stress, or hormone imbalances. Hair loss can be temporary or long lasting. Temporary hair loss can be easy to fix if the cause is identified and dealt with, or difficult when it is not immediately clear what the cause is. Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. There are various causes of alopecia, however the most common and treatable cause of alopecia is called androgenetic alopecia.
How can you tell if you are thinning? Most women will notice the difference. Some signs may be unusually large amounts of hair on your pillow. Or when you comb your hair abnormal amounts of hair stuck in the brush or comb. While male pattern baldness follows a very recognized pattern women tend to notice thinning on the top third to one half of the scalp.
Sometimes their frontal line or hairline stays intact. Instead women may see a part that is gradually becoming wider or see more of their scalp than normal when their hair wet or pulled back. Preliminary blood work is usually taken to make sure the thyroid gland or an autoimmune disease isn’t the culprit.
The hair cycle is very dynamic and anything that can get the cycle off to cause hair loss. Everyone is familiar with hair loss concerns for men as they age, but the truth is that women are almost as likely to lose their hair or have thinning hair especially in their 50s or 60s.