Female Pattern Hair Loss

Female Pattern Baldness or Hair Loss: You Are Not Alone

Have you noticed that your ponytail is thinner than it once used to be? Your part is widening, and your brush is always full of loose hair? You may be suffering from female pattern hair loss, or FPHL, the most common cause of thinning hair in women.

There is a solution for your hair loss

While most men expect to lose their hair sooner or later, hair loss often catches women by surprise. In addition, the condition has the potential to greatly affect a woman’s self-esteem, because thinning hair is not as socially acceptable for women as it is for men.

The good news is that female pattern baldness is treatable, and the Miami Hair clinic has hundreds of success stories to share. But first and foremost, let us take a closer look at what female baldness looks like.

What is Female Pattern Baldness?

Female pattern baldness or hair loss is a type of androgenetic alopecia, which can affect both men and women. Individuals suffering from androgenetic alopecia are genetically predisposed to be more sensitive to DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is a byproduct of testosterone hormone.

Under the influence of DHT, susceptible hair follicles start to shrink over time, shortening the growth phase of individual hairs. And when the hair stops growing, it falls out. Eventually, more hair is lost than is regrown, leading to thinner hair or complete baldness.

Female Hair Loss: Who is Most Susceptible?

Hair loss does not discriminate between men and women. It can happen to anyone, at any point in their lives.

For women, female pattern hair loss is often a natural part of aging, affecting around one-third of the female population. Female hair loss can transiently happen after pregnancy or start once a women reaches menopause. So, if you are in your 40s, 50s, or 60s you are more likely to notice gradually thinning hair all across the scalp.

What is Female Pattern Baldness?

Female pattern baldness or hair loss is a type of androgenetic alopecia, which can affect both men and women. Individuals suffering from androgenetic alopecia are genetically predisposed to be more sensitive to DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is a byproduct of testosterone hormone.

Under the influence of DHT, susceptible hair follicles start to shrink over time, shortening the growth phase of individual hairs. And when the hair stops growing, it falls out. Eventually, more hair is lost than is regrown, leading to thinner hair or complete baldness.

Female Hair Loss: Who is Most Susceptible?

Hair loss does not discriminate between men and women. It can happen to anyone, at any point in their lives.

For women, female pattern hair loss is often a natural part of aging, affecting around one-third of the female population. Female hair loss can transiently happen after pregnancy or start once a women reaches menopause. So, if you are in your 40s, 50s, or 60s you are more likely to notice gradually thinning hair all across the scalp.

Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL): What to Look Out For

In women, alopecia can follow one of the following patterns:

Diffuse thinning
In contrast with men that see a receding hairline or develop a “horseshoe” of hair, female androgenetic alopecia is characterized by diffuse thinning around the hair part. You might also see thinning areas around your hairline and your temples.
Bald Spots
Some women experience distinctive bald spots on the scalp. This pattern of hair loss is not caused by androgenetic alopecia; instead, it can be caused by an autoimmune disorder called alopecia areata.
Hairline changes
While you might notice thinning areas around the front of your scalp as a result of androgenetic alopecia, physical trauma can cause the hairline to recede more noticeably. The trauma is often caused by tight hairstyles that pull the hair, damaging hair follicles over time.

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What Can Be Done to Treat Female Pattern Alopecia

For any woman, thinning hair can take a significant toll on one’s self-esteem. However, the science doesn’t stay in one spot, and the available hair loss treatments are more effective than ever before. At the Miami Hair Clinic, Dr. Craft and his hair restoration team are happy to offer two innovative treatments proven to effectively restore lost hair in women: PRP hair therapy and FUE hair transplants.

PRP Hair Therapy

You have probably heard of platelet-rich plasma being used in the world of cosmetic injections. Just like it can rejuvenate your skin, PRP can “awaken” and regenerate your existing hair follicles. The result? Thicker, fuller hair at the end of the treatment course.

FUE Hair Transplant

For more advanced cases of female baldness, FUE hair transplant procedure is often more appropriate. With this minimally-invasive surgery, individual hair follicles are grafted from the donor site and implanted into the areas of thin hair. As a result, you receive permanently fuller hair that looks and feels absolutely natural.

Restore Your Hair and Regain Your Confidence with the Miami Hair Clinic

If you are a woman, losing your hair can be among the most dreaded situations to find yourself in. And while women rarely go completely bald, you may lose a good portion of your locks if you don’t take timely actions. So, if you notice the signs of female pattern hair loss, don’t waste time. Reach out to us to discuss your treatment options.