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Female pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in females. Almost every woman suffer from some degree of female pattern baldness, which can begin anytime with the arrival of puberty. But, women tend to notice it around menopause, when the hair loss typically increases.
In Female pattern baldness, women experience diffuse thinning of hair primarily on the top and crown of the scalp, along with a widening through the center hair part. However, the front hairline remains unaffected, apart from the normal recession, which happens to everyone with the passage of time. The thinning of hair, if not treated at the right time, spreads to the side areas of the scalp in the temples and above the ears. The hair loss rarely develops to partial or complete baldness in women. This condition is also termed as Androgenetic Alopecia.
Female pattern hair loss is different from male pattern hair loss. It has only 3 stages. The first stage involves uniform thinning of hair, which is somewhat unnoticeable. During the second stage, nearly 50-70% of your hair would have undergone thinning and the scalp is easily visible. The hair loss is severe and the baldness is more noticeable in the third stage.
The Female pattern hair loss is said to be related to genetic, age and hormonal level.
Genetic: A history of the hair condition of your family plays an essential role in pattern hair loss. If anyone on either side of your family is suffering from female pattern hair loss, your risk of developing this pattern hair loss increases.
Age: With ageing, the hair growth rate decreases. This happens because the hair follicles do not allow the normal functioning of the hair cycle.
Hormone Level: The hair follicles are more sensitive to the variation of male hormones. That means, an increase in the level of male hormones or decrease in the level of female hormones causes hair loss. For instance, if the testosterone increases in the body, it combines with 5-alpha reductase and produce dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is known for causing hair loss in both women and men. Likewise, in the case of menopause, a woman’s level of oestrogen and progesterone decreases, which affects the normal hair growth cycle. Similarly, during pregnancy, women suffer from extreme loss of hair. This is because of the over-production of hormones (increase in oestrogen level), which increases the shedding and resting stage of the hair follicles.
Apart from working on your hormonal balance, here are some of the popular treatments for female pattern hair loss:
Minoxidil (Rogaine): It is the only FDA-approved topical hair fall medication to treat this pattern hair loss. It may help women to slow or stop the hair loss by working on the production of DHT.
Hair Transplant: In this procedure, the hair are extracted from the areas where the hair are still growing and placed in the balding areas (areas with thinning hair). This way, it acts as an effective way to cure female pattern baldness. We, at DermaClinix, prefer FUE hair transplant technique since it provides effective results with lesser downtime and side effect.
Artificial Hair Fiber: In this technique, synthetic hair fibers (of matching color, length & complexion) are inserted into the scalp to obtain the desired hair density.
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