Female Pattern Baldness | Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
Female pattern baldness is also known as androgenetic alopecia. It begins with thinning of hair at the top of the frontal region.
Research reveals that by the age of 50 years, around 40% of women show signs of hair loss.
Female pattern baldness can cause anxiety and lot of emotional turmoil as hair is attached to an individual identity. For women, hair is a crowning glory and losing it at any point in life can be very disturbing.
Causes of Female Pattern baldness
There are many factors that can lead to hair loss that sometimes are confused for simply genetics.
Female pattern baldness shows a certain pattern of hair loss with increasing scalp visibility and is seen often during menopause or post pregnancy.
Female pattern baldness too follows a typical pattern like male pattern baldness. Experts have identified three distinct stages of hair loss in women.
It is identified as hair loss that starts at the crown and frontal scalp portion. The frontal hairline is retained unlike in male baldness.
Female pattern baldness progresses as explained below,
Stage 1: Thinning starts on the top portion around the hair partition
Stage 2: The hair partition starts widening and shows increased thinning
Stage 3: The hair thinning progresses and results in visible portions of scalp
Can Genetics cause Female Pattern Baldness?
Female pattern baldness can occur in females who are genetically pre-disposed to such loss of hair. Some women tend to carry genes that make hair follicles susceptible to destruction due male hormone DHT.
The hair follicles get affected and it produces shorter or thinner hair. The anagen or growth phase is also reduced from normal 3 years to few weeks or months whereas the telogen or the falling phase increases. Resulting in lesser and lesser reversibility of the hair fall. Which in turn results into increased scalp visibility.
How we diagnose Female Pattern Hair Loss
An expert trichologist can easily diagnose female pattern hair loss without any specific tests. However in order to to rule out any underlying pathology, we may need to do some blood tests to analyze the levels of thyroid hormones, androgen, or explore possible vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
How we Help
The initial stages of female pattern baldness may not require any camouflage. The thinning of hair can be hidden by changing the way of styling hair. In advanced stages, wearing an undectable hair system is a good option.
Treatment options for female pattern baldness include:
Using an innovative, needle-free approach, MesoTherapy works to increase blood flow and oxygenation in the scalp. It also stimulates follicle growth while strengthening weakened hair shafts to prevent further hair fall.
At the same time, Mesotherapy can restore your scalp matrix to youthful levels by delivering all necessary vitamins, minerals and amino acids for proper functioning of nutritional and energetic metabolism.
Supplements that block the effects of androgens are also often used to prevent the progression of hair loss in female pattern baldness.
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If you are experiencing hair shedding, hair loss, or scalp concerns, treatments like our Platelet Rich Plasma, Microneedling with Growth Factors, Biometric Peptides, Low Laser Light Therapy, or a Scalp Detox are just a few restoration options for you to consider.
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