In WOMEN, it is even more important for a personal visit with our medical physician. Female hair loss can occur for many more reasons. If lots of hair begins to fall out throughout the scalp, it’s obviously due to a change in the normal hair cycle: either a short anagen phase or an increase in the number of follicles that enter the telogen phase.
When it comes to women, Hair Restoration is one of the few and most important options they have for a permanent real result. Unlike men, hair loss in women is more often associated with a skin disease.
Also female pattern hair loss can affect the donor area in about 20% of those with the problem. This means seeking the care of an experienced physician who will take the time to make the correct
diagnosis is critical for females with hair loss.
The procedure for women is similar to the one performed on men with some important variations in the technique. These can and will be discussed with the Doctor during the consultation. We are also a frequent choice for women with scarring hair loss from facelifts, or other surgeries. Woman have also discovered us for transplants to the eyebrows and eye lashes.Ludwig Chart of Female Hair Loss
|Female Pattern Hair Loss|
|Age on onset||Usually noticed in 40's around menopause, getting really noticeable in the 50's and 60's|
|Alternative Causes of Hair Loss||Only about 50% of the women with hair loss have Congenital Female Pattern Hair Loss. Many have scaring inflammations, transient stress related hair loss, or other dermatological disease. Correct diagnosis is critically important for women with hair loss.|
|Extent of Loss||Complete hair loss in an area is rare, usually only 60 or 70% of the hairs lost in an area|
|Evolution of Baldness||Loss starts as a wide part in the center, and spreads out over the sides of the head to the lower scalp. Rarely is the frontal hair line lost.|
|Miniaturization of Normal Hair||Hair growth miniaturizes because of a longer resting cycle before it disappears|
|Normal Hormone Levels||Normal testosterone, DHT and Estrogen hormone levels.|
|Reaction to Finasteride (Propecia)||Females generally respond erratically, if at all, to Finasteride.|
|Either Pattern Can Occur in Either Sex||Women can have classical male pattern hair loss, with receded temple hairlines and/or isolated crown baldness.|
|Seem to Respond to Cell Division Therapies||Female Pattern Hair Loss responds to minoxidil (Rogaine) therapy and Low Level Laser Therapy, both of which seem to work by accelerating cell division|
|Successful||Women do very well, and given the correct diagnosis, will benefit from having Hair Restoration Services.|