Causes of Hair Loss in Women

When you hear “pattern baldness,” what do you picture? It’s a well-known fact that people suffering from hereditary, androgenic alopecia are typically male. Miami hair transplant patients are often male too, but we see plenty of women in our clinic. An estimated 2/3 of all men experience the familiar horseshoe-shaped pattern of baldness to some degree in their lifetime. However, did you know women experience various forms of balding? There is a genetic, DHT-related type that tends to be passed on through family lines, and there are other causes of hair loss. Here, we’ll review the four most common reasons that females lose their hair.

Menopause causes hair thinning

Hair fallout is an unwelcome aspect of menopause for an estimated 30% of women. Between roughly age 40 and 55, hormonal imbalances can lead to noticeable hair loss. Just like the typical fall of hair after pregnancy, hair sheds at a faster rate than usual. Various types of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) manage to restore hair or prevent further fallout for roughly ½ of women. Females who experience hormone-related hair loss can also have a hair transplant in Miami to permanently restore hair. Meeting with an expert for an in-person consultation will help determine the best approach for long term results.

Traction alopecia

Women experience this issue most often, though men can present with traction alopecia too. This describes damaged follicles and balding due to consistent tension placed on hair roots. People who wear tight hairstyles like braids, extensions and dreadlocks may find that their hairline recedes, or scalp stops growing hairs at the point of tension. Sometimes this problem self corrects when the strain is discontinued. It can also be permanent. Traction alopecia patients can have successful hair transplants.

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Bald patches

Alopecia can be unpredictable and may appear as patches of hair loss. Trauma, stress, illness, medications and other factors like crash dieting lead to sudden development of bald spots. In many cases, when the underlying cause is treated, the affected areas fill back in with hair.

Receding hairline

Women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can develop thin and receding hairlines. PCOS can also lead to facial hair growth and new hair on arms, chest or buttocks. One in 5 women may develop this condition, but not all will experience the full range of symptoms. Similar to androgenic alopecia, women see progressive thinning of hair just like men, though it’s usually more diffused and widespread throughout the scalp, rather than focused on one bald spot at the crown. Women can undergo hair transplants in Miami just like their male counterparts. Because their hair thinning may not leave dense, unaffected areas of growth, the harvesting of grafts can be more labour-intensive. The goals is always to redistribute viable follicles without depleting any area. If you’re a woman suffering from hair loss, we invite you to schedule a consultation at the Nova Medical Hair Transplant Clinic and let our experts help you plan your restoration.

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