Losing your hair can be a difficult experience. It’s not just about the physical appearance, but also about quality of life, as well as emotional and mental well-being. The conscious and sub-conscious worry about hair loss and the effort of styling your hair to minimise the appearance of thinning can be exhausting. Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the most common cause of female alopecia, affecting one in every two women during their lifetime. FPHL is characterised by diffuse hair thinning and a widening part line, often causing psychosocial distress for those affected.
Hair loss in women can occur for many different reasons. It can develop suddenly or over time. In this article, we answer some of the more common questions about female pattern hair loss and treatments, but it’s important to speak with a hair loss specialist if you are concerned.
Female Pattern Hair Loss FAQ’s
Am I going bald?
Although androgenetic alopecia (hair loss influenced by the androgen dihydrotestosterone) is the most common cause of hair loss in women and men, it rarely causes actual baldness in women. However, it is common for men to go bald if left untreated.
What does female pattern hair loss look like?
In its early stages, the hair loss may just feel like the hair is not as thick as it used to be. Over time, the scalp becomes more visible due to diffuse thinning. The part widens, however the hairline typically does not recede.
What causes female hair loss?
The most common cause of hair loss is genetics. You may have a genetic predisposition for hair loss if someone in your family has experienced it. Sudden onset of hair loss, or telogen effluvium, is often caused by a significant or stressful event. This could be illness, loss of a loved one, diet or weight changes, surgery, certain medications or childbirth, for example. FPHL is more common after menopause, therefore hormones may also influence hair loss.
It’s important to consult a hair loss specialist to accurately diagnose your particular condition.
What are the treatment options?
Trying different hairstyles may not be enough. The good news is, with the right management, female hair loss can be treated. There are various treatment options for female pattern hair loss – prescription medication, PRP therapy and hair care products can all be considered when treating female pattern hair loss. A microsurgery hair transplant is the only permanent solution (you can enjoy the result for life!) to restore lost hair and add density to thinning hair.
Quickly increasing in popularity, hair transplants can also be used to reduce forehead size or to correct an uneven hairline. A Gro Hair Growth Expert will be able to assess the extent of hair loss and recommend the appropriate, personalised solution. When using prescription medications to treat hair loss, it’s imperative to get the right dosage and format for you. Our online clinic doctors can help.
Hair Growth Solutions
At Gro, we offer products, treatments and solutions for every stage of hair loss, to help promote healthy hair growth and restore your hair. We offer prescription medications through our online clinic, PRP therapy, hair growth supplements, everyday hair care products and microsurgery hair transplants.
For more information, click on the relevant link below:
- Online prescription medications
- PRP therapy treatment
- Hair products and supplements
- Microsurgery hair transplant
Book Your Consultation
Although female pattern hair loss can be emotional and difficult to deal with, the Hair Growth Specialists at Gro understand how you may be feeling and can help you take control of your hair loss. Speak to a Gro Hair Growth Specialist who will be able to correctly diagnose your hair loss and tailor treatment solutions for you. Click on the button below to book a consultation online or call our friendly team on 1300 787 563.