Female Pattern Hair Loss
Hair Loss is mainly presumed to be a condition found in males and in majority of the cases it is true. However, even females can at times suffer from hair loss. Hair loss in females can affect their overall facial features and the way they look. Since Female Pattern Hair Loss may not be immediately observable when compared to males many females hardly complain about it or even notice it. It is when the hair loss starts becoming more visible and the receding hairline more evident that such females go to physicians for fear of looking unattractive.
There are certain medical conditions that may lead to Female Pattern Hair, including tumors in the ovaries. There may also be hair loss observed after the delivery of a child due to certain hormonal changes. Hair loss is also common in females who have attained menopause. Additionally, females who are anemic, have thyroid disorders, or have problems with adequate nutrition all are vulnerable to Female Pattern Hair Loss. Stress also plays a major role in Female Pattern Hair Loss.Medications also are believed to be responsible for causing Female Pattern Hair Loss in some cases.
According to the Ludwig Scale, Female Pattern Hair Loss can be classified into the following types:
Type I:This is a stage where the hair loss is minimal. Many females will not even be able to notice that they are having hair loss as the hairline remains intact. In type-I Female Pattern Hair Loss there is loss of hairs from the top and front of the scalp. Hair loss can only be observed if the hairs are parted from the center as more scalp becomes visible.
Type II:This type of hair loss is moderate in nature. In this stage, females can observe significant thinning and shedding of hairs. There is observable reduction in the quantity of hair right at the center portion of the head which continues to become wide with time. Female Pattern Hair Loss Type-II generally requires a hair transplant procedure for treatment and regrowth of hairs.
Type III:In this stage, there is severe thinning of the hairs and scalp is more and more evident to the naked eye. This type of Female Pattern Hair Loss again can only be treated with hair transplant procedure.
Female Pattern Hair Loss can be treated both conservatively and surgically. The most preferred medication to treat Female Pattern Hair Loss is Minoxidil.Hair Transplant is an extremely effective procedure and is only done by a skilled and experienced surgeon. It has been proved that hair transplant procedures result in a marked change in the overall appearance of patients. The PRP promotes growth of natural hairs by stimulating the hair follicles.Dr. Rajeshwari’s clinic provides an alternative solution for people who are averse to surgical treatment for hair loss. This is called scalp micropigmentation.