Female hair loss can be substantially distressing for women.
Hair loss is often mistaken as a strictly male disease, however, 5% of women under the age of 30 and 60% of women over the age of 70 are affected.
Female pattern hair loss, which are usually associated with genetic factors, can be inherited from either the mother or father. It is referred to as Androgentic Alopecia and can start as early as the late teens.
Unlike hair loss in men, most women with pattern hair loss don’t get a thinning or bald spot on top of the scalp. Instead, there is a visible thinning over the crown.
Female hair loss can be treated through a variety of medication. One of the most notable female hair loss medication is Minoxidil (2%). It is the only topical medical treatment approved by the FDA for female pattern hair loss.
Since a hair transplant is a successful choice for many bald men, women can also be ideal candidates for a hair transplant procedure.
Women who suffer hair loss due to Traction Alopecia, trauma, scarring or chemical burns are good candidates for female hair transplants.
One of our hair transplant specialists will be able to determine the best female hair restoration method for you. The doctor may prescribe hair restoration products or therapies for use either, on their own, or as part of an overall treatment plan that may involve hair transplant surgery.
Before any hair restoration procedure, our hair transplant experts will recommend a thorough evaluation to diagnose your condition and discuss treatment options.