|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 40% 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 50 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
||Women do very well, and given the correct diagnosis, will benefit from having Hair Restoration Services.