Young or old, hair loss in females even today is seen as a social stigma without being one, manifold than men. Most of the females have to face this at some point in their lives but they have to undergosevere psychological issues while dealing with the situation. Most of these women are menopausal. The symptoms include hair loss in females from parting area or having visible balding spots.
As in men, the hair loss in females is also referred to as Androgenetic Alopecia, corresponding to the male hormone Androgen. How exactly the hormone causes hair loss in females though is unclear unlike the way it causes the receding hairline in males.
Since the typical receding hairline is not the case with the females, pinpointing the hair loss as early as possible is extremely necessary to get any treatment working in favour of preventing the hair from falling out in tufts.
If it could be good news, women rarely go completely bald still the appearance they were familiar with is often lost causing depression and anxiety in many females. Being progressive in nature, the hair loss continues to grow if left unattended for long.
Many females with hair loss issue are often worried if they are going through this condition or what they are witnessing is just another incident of random hair fall due to some reason other than FPHL. When in confusion, taking the General Physician’s route is the best option. He may be better able to diagnose the condition and refer accordingly ifexpert intervention as that of dermatologist seemed to be needed.
Females generally suffer from Type I, II or III kinds of hair loss. The Ist one is often the least recognizable where a good hair style can effectively hide any bald spots. This however isn’t true for Type II and III as the bald patches are more evident requiring drastic measures.Often in addition to dermatologist, female hair loss patients also have to get consultation from psychologists to deal with the emotional condition.
The higher the age the greater are the chances for the women to suffer from the Female Pattern Hair Loss.Women with the close relations sufferings from FPHL are at even higher risk of hair loss. The male genes Androgens that are seen to be causing hair loss in men are also seem to be responsible for the female hair loss but the ‘how’ aspect is unclear.
The hair loss begins with the change in the cycle of hair growth. The growth cycle is completely altered due to the problem leading to full-grown hair converting to fine ‘vellus’ while the follicle shrinks to the extent of not being able to grow new healthy hair. The shrinking of follicle is also called as Follicular miniaturization.
Response of Minoxidil is as good in the case of Female Hair Loss as is in Male Pattern Hair Loss. However, only 2% solution is the recommended dose for the females which is seen to show effective results in 30-50% patients of Female Hair Loss.
Before using this drug, it should be understood that the effectiveness of the results with the usage of the medicine varies drastically and is not satisfying for 100% patients. Also, stopping the usage of the medicine brings back the hair loss as it was. So, the medicine has to be used for prolonged period without the thought of leaving it as that can lead to the loss of even the new grown hairs. Anti-androgens like Finasteride are also seen to be effective in treating females with baldness just as in males. The only thing to pay attention to is to not become pregnant as the drug can cause genital abnormalities in a male foetus.
When medicines are not giving the results patients of hair loss are looking for and can afford hair transplant procedure. But that has to be contemplated after having elaborate consultation with the expert hair transplant surgeons who have performed numerous transplants and has a wide experience of creating scalp artistry to give the most natural look to the patients of balding.
Before you decide to go for the procedure it is important to clear all the myths from the mind as the investments are high. You need to be aware of all the aspects and pros and cons of the procedure to fully understand what you are getting into.
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