Exploring Female Pattern Hair Loss
Hair loss in women can have various causes, including:
Hormonal changes: Women may experience hair loss due to hormonal changes during menopause, pregnancy, or thyroid imbalances.
Genetics: Women with a family history of hair loss are more likely to experience hair loss themselves.
Medical conditions: Medical conditions like alopecia areata, lupus, or scalp infections can lead to hair loss.
Stress: High levels of stress can cause hair loss due to hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.
Hair transplant surgery can help women with hair loss by transplanting healthy hair follicles from the back or sides of the head to the areas of thinning or balding on the scalp. The transplanted hair follicles are usually resistant to the hormones that cause hair loss, which means they are likely to continue growing in their new location.
The most common reason for hairloss in women is Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) which is a type of hair loss that affects women, typically after menopause, and is characterised by a gradual thinning of the hair over time. It is a common condition that affects up to 50% of women over the age of 50, but it can occur at any age.
FPHL is also known as androgenetic alopecia because it is believed to be related to the action of androgen hormones, such as testosterone, on the hair follicles. Androgens are typically thought of as male hormones, but women also have them in their bodies, albeit in lower amounts. When androgens are produced in excess, or when the hair follicles become more sensitive to them, they can cause the hair follicles to shrink and produce thinner, shorter hairs. Over time, this can lead to hair follicle miniaturisation and permanent hair loss.
The symptoms of FPHL typically include thinning of hair on the crown of the head, widening of the part, and a reduction in overall hair density. In some cases, women may also experience hair loss at the front of the scalp, similar to male pattern baldness. While FPHL is not typically associated with any underlying medical conditions, it can have a significant impact on a woman’s self-esteem and quality of life.
At FULLHAIR BY DHT CLINIC we are experts at treating women’s hair loss allowing them to regrow their hair and regrow their confidence.