ABOUT FEMALE HAIR LOSS – HAIR TRANSPLANTS FOR WOMEN
Unlike hair loss in men, female hair loss may commonly begin at any age through 50 or later, may or may not have any obvious hereditary association, and may not occur in a recognizable “female-pattern alopecia” of diffuse thinning over the top of the scalp. A woman who notices the beginning of hair loss may not be sure if the loss is going to be temporary or permanent. For example, there are many events such as pregnancy or illness that may be associated with temporary hair thinning.
In women as in men, the most likely cause of scalp hair loss is androgenetic alopecia—an inherited sensitivity to the effects of androgens (male hormones) on scalp hair follicles. However, women with hair loss due to this cause usually do not develop true baldness in the patterns that occur in men.
Patterns of female androgenetic alopecia can vary considerably in appearance. Patterns may include:
- Diffuse thinning of hair over the entire scalp, often with more noticeable thinning toward the back of the scalp.
- Diffuse thinning over the entire scalp, with more noticeable thinning toward the front of the scalp but not involving the frontal hairline.
- Diffuse thinning over the entire scalp, with more noticeable thinning toward the front of the scalp, involving and sometimes breaching the frontal hairline.
Hair loss in women may also be due to scarring from previous cosmetic or reconstructive procedures. Hair loss from these causes may be corrected with Follicular Unit Hair Restoration.
Some women with high hairlines may just desire a lower hairline to complement their facial characteristics. This can be also be accomplished with Follicular Unit Hair Restoration and the results are completely natural in appearance.
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