Why Women Experience Hair Loss?

We don’t see much discussion about female hair loss on social media or even medical websites. Traditionally, the problems of balding and the hair transplant that treat it have been considered male issues. While the majority of men will see some level of hair loss in their lifetimes, and it’s certainly a male-dominated issue, women suffer as well. Up to 40% of females are estimated to see noticeable hair loss by the time they reach menopause. When they do, their problem can be even more frustrating as they have a hard time finding solutions. Here, we’ll talk about why women experience hair loss and what can be done to help.

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Whether a dermatologist with hair loss experience or a hair surgeon, you’ll need an expert to look at your scalp up close and assess your situation. There are growth and density changes, plus individual hair changes they’ll use to diagnose female pattern baldness. This is a progressive condition just like the male pattern hair loss many people are familiar with. Medically known as androgenic alopecia, this genetic predisposition to miniaturized hairs and shrinking follicles affects women a bit differently than men. Contrary to the typical male pattern, women will usually see diffused hair thinning all over the head and not localized to one spot. While the female hairline often remains in place instead of receding, the number of hairs per square centimetre will become fewer. This means that she’ll start to see a wider part in her hair at the crown. More scalp becomes visible through the hair, and it’s noticeably harder to style the limp, thinning strands.

Here are the typical phases of female pattern hair loss:

Type 1. Minimal thinning which may go unnoticed and is easy to hide with changes to styling.

Type 2. Characterized by a volume decrease and a widening part.

Type 3. There may be a see-through appearance to the hair all over the top of the scalp.

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How can women treat their hair loss?

Minoxidil is a commonly prescribed medication for female pattern hair loss which shows moderate success in slowing or halting hair fallout. Though it won’t regrow hair, preserving existing hair is desirable for many. There are non-surgical scalp treatments available at your Toronto hair transplant surgeon’s clinic, including PRP for hair or laser light therapy. These are safe and straightforward treatments with no downtime. They work to improve blood flow, nourishment and stimulation of hair follicles for improved growth. The surgery can be done for women using either the FUT or FUE methods. Because hair loss is more diffused throughout a women’s head in most cases, the FUT ( strip harvest) technique will often allow for the most grafts to be created without depleting a large donor area. There is a lasting scar to contend with, yet wearing the hair long functionally solves this issue.

There are also natural looking wigs available today which some women will choose if their hair loss is too severe for a hair transplant. Their maintenance can be expensive, but they look far more realistic and lovely than past options.

Do you think you are experiencing more hair thinning than the normal 100-150 hairs per day? If you have androgenic alopecia, the best option is to meet with a hair loss expert in person and find out what treatments are available to you. From surgical hair transplants to medication, to laser therapy, there are effective solutions for female hair loss.

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