While pattern balding is most common amongst men, women’s hair loss has become increasingly prevalent. Fortunately, with MHR providing a range of effective treatment procedures, an increasing number of ladies are opting for surgical solutions to restore their crowning glory.
Despite the fact that excellent medical care is available, having thinning hair is still a traumatic experience. Social norms dictate that ladies should have beautiful tresses and, as a result, those who don’t may feel exposed, uncomfortable and vulnerable.
In addition, female hair loss is often experienced differently to its male counterpart, making self-assessments difficult. Oftentimes, more information is needed and we provide just that.
Aspects of Female Balding
Although, some men and women experience hair loss in the same manner, certain balding aspects are unique to females. For instance, alopecia may:
- Begin later in life, from age 50 and upwards
- Have no genetic or hereditary origin
- Not be limited to the frontal hairline
- Follow an irregular or non-existent pattern
- Be temporary, due to certain medical conditions
Factors Influencing Female Hair Loss
The most common cause of hair thinning in women is androgenic alopecia – follicle sensitivity to increased male hormone production. This can also be aggravated by other oestrogen imbalances, stress, thyroid and iron insufficiencies, and scars from facial plastic surgery.
Suitability for Hair Replacement Surgery
Hair loss treatment is particularly effective for women who experience the same balding pattern as most men, namely at the front of the head. This leaves the sides and backs as excellent donor sites. Alternatively, should you experience thinning in a different manner, consult a knowledgeable transplant specialist to determine the best treatment options available.
At Medical Hair Restoration, we understand the emotional investment that women have in their locks. Our dedicated team of professionals provides reliable scalp evaluations, accurate diagnosis and can recommend the appropriate course of treatment – whether this involves surgery or not.