Hair Loss in Women
Female hair loss occurs in more than one pattern. If you are a woman experiencing the first signs of hair loss, we strongly suggest you seek advice from a Hairlogica hair restoration specialist as soon as possible. We have numerous options available to assist you in the treatment of your hair loss.
In most cases, female hair loss can be effectively treated. If you are a woman who has started to lose scalp hair, you are not alone if:
You are unpleasantly surprised by the hair loss
You don’t understand why you are losing hair
The patterns of hair loss in women are not as easily recognisable as those in men.
Unlike hair loss in men, female scalp hair loss may commonly begin at any age through 50 or later, may not have any obvious hereditary association, and may not occur in a recognisable “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, if there has been a recent event such as pregnancy or illness that may be associated with temporary hair thinning.
If you are a woman who is worried about loss of scalp hair, you should consult a Hairlogica hair restoration specialist for an evaluation and diagnosis.
Self-diagnosis is often ineffective. Women tend to have less obvious patterns of hair loss than men, and non-pattern types of hair loss are more frequent in women than in men.
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—for example, women rarely develop the “cue-ball” appearance often seen in male-pattern androgenetic alopecia.
Hairlogica outlines that Patterns of female androgenetic alopecia can vary considerably in appearance. Patterns that may occur include diffuse thinning of hair over the entire scalp, often with more noticeable thinning toward the back of the scalp.
Unlike the case for men, thinning scalp hair in women due to androgenetic alopecia does not uniformly grow smaller in diameter (miniaturise). Women with hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia tend to have miniaturising hairs of variable diameter over all affected areas of the scalp. While miniaturising hairs are a feature of androgenetic alopecia, iniaturisation may also be associated with other causes and is not in itself a diagnostic feature of androgenetic alopecia. In post-menopausal women, for example, hair may begin to miniaturize and become difficult to style.
The precise diagnosis should be made by a Hairlogica hair restoration specialist.
Hair Loss Help for Women
Rediscover your confidence with our range of esteem building female hair loss treatments for women at Hairlogica. Often a taboo topic, female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium and diffuse thinning may affect women at any stage of their lives. If you are experiencing a noticeable thinning of the hair, we assure you of a confidential and empathetic experience with our hair restoration specialists at our Hairlogica clinic.
Female hair loss may present an emotional challenge, as it confronts a woman’s sense of identity, at Hairlogica we provide tailored treatment programs that effectively treat hair loss while restoring your sense of confidence. Hair loss in women may be a result of various factors including, stress, childbirth, illness and often there is a genetic predisposition. In many circumstances, female hair loss solutions combined with a healthy diet and exercise can support a healthy regrowth in as little as three to six months.
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Did you know that more than 55% of all women will experience varying degrees of hair loss called female pattern baldness (also known as androgenetic alopecia)? This is caused by a hormonal imbalance and in many cases higher levels of testosterone. At Hairlogica our extensive range of hair loss treatments for women are delivered via our state of the art facilities, ensuring comfort, confidentiality and the restoration of not only hair growth but self-esteem.
At your free consultation, we will conduct a thorough assessment of the factors that have initiated your hair loss, your current circumstances, your expectations and recommend the optimal solution.
Diagnosis and treatment for females
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Acknowledging female loss can be confronting, but to ensure a proper diagnosis, it is vital to consult a woman’s hair loss specialist. Often the gradual diffuse thinning and slowly progressing androgenic alopecia can slip by unnoticed. Hair loss treatments for women are decidedly different than that of a male counterpart. However, in many cases the most common cause of female and male hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, is an inherited condition. From the traditional male receding to the overall diffuse thinning in women, it is caused by the hair follicles having a greater sensitivity to androgens (male hormones). Fortunately for women they do not normally experience the same patterns of loss as men.
Our team of professionals recognise the patterns of female hair loss understanding that it may vary considerably in appearance. Patterns that may occur include diffuse thinning of the hair over the entire scalp, in many cases the most noticeable thinning tends to occur towards the back of the scalp. Unlike men, a thinning scalp in women due to androgenetic alopecia does not uniformly grow smaller in diameter (miniaturise). They instead tend to have miniaturising hair of variable diameter over all affected areas of the scalp. Although the condition can often include this element, the miniaturisation of hair is not an inherent indicator of androgenetic alopecia as it can easily be the result of outlying causes. For example, females often find that their hair may start to thin as they enter the post-menopausal stage, therefore this effect does not lend itself solely to the condition. And many women experience a condition post birth called Telogen Effluvium, this can be startling and is in direct contrast to the healthy hair growth experienced throughout the pregnancy. However, hair growth normally resumes three to six months after the birth.
The precise diagnosis and a recommendation for an effective female hair loss treatment should be made by a specialist at our Melbourne clinic.