Female Pattern Baldness
Female Pattern BaldnessFemale pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a form of diffuse hair thinning and hair loss, characterized by the widening of the central region on the scalp. This type of hair loss is known as female pattern baldness. Analogue to male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness typically doesn’t involve pronounced hairline recession or balding in women.
Causes of Female pattern hair lossFPHL is associated with genetic predisposition and polygenic inheritance. Various causative and precipitating factors contribute to female pattern baldness, such as:
- Family history of male or female pattern baldness
- Hormonal imbalances
- Dietary deficiency
- Micronutrient deficiency
- Side effects of medicines
What happens in Female pattern hair loss?Female patients undergoing hair thinning notice a gradual reduction in hair volume, density, widening of the partition and effortless shedding of their hair. The decrease in volume is often particularly in the ponytail. Besides being a cosmetic issue, this can also be a cause of severe psychological stress in such patients. This situation is particularly challenging in young girls facing thinning and hair loss.
Why is it important to consult a Dermatologist?It is normal for any person to shed 50-100 hair. But if the hair loss is severe, or if you notice concurrent hair thinning or reduction in hair density, then you should immediately consult a qualified dermatologist. There is another common condition encountered in females, acute and chronic telogen effluvium. The management of telogen effluvium is different from female pattern hair loss, hence it’s crucial to see a dermatologist to get a confirmatory diagnosis. Also, certain blood tests need to be done in such patients to rule out associated hormonal imbalance and micronutrient deficiency.
What treatments are available for female pattern baldness at Satya Hair Clinic?Satya Clinic is the only hair treatment clinic that offers such a wide range of hair treatments in India. Alongside medical treatment, counseling plays a vital role in alleviating the stress faced by affected women. Also, thorough history of patients is equally important. The treatment depends on age of the patient, severity of condition and concomitant factors. For female pattern baldness, our expert hair doctors and transplant surgeons offer:
- Medical treatment
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy
- Low-laser light treatment
- Natural hair transplant
- Synthetic hair transplant
- Scalp micro pigmentation