Female Hair Loss Treatment
Hair loss amongst women can be a major cause of concern because of the aesthetic value associated with hair amongst women. The female pattern of hair loss is different from that of male pattern. Women generally, experience thinning of hair over the mid-frontal scalp with relative sparing of the anterior hair line. There are different causes of hair loss among women and correct diagnosis forms the quintessential part of the treatment. Below are some of the causes of hair loss in women, but it advised to seek expert help.
- Telogen effluvium
- Hormonal imbalance
- Poor diet
- Diffused alopecia areata
The clinical pattern and progression of hair loss for women is very different. There is diffused thinning of hair in female pattern of hair loss(FPHL). Frontal recession, observed in males, is not seen in females as frontal hairline is relatively intact. In majority of cases the female pattern of hair loss is known to be an androgen dependent condition. The only FDA approved effective medication available for female pattern baldness is use of oral anti-androgens and topical minoxidil. This may prevent hair loss and help regrow some hair back. It is advised to avoid tight braids, excessive use of chemicals and to follow a balanced diet. To know more about your particular hair loss condition, visit a dermatologist.
The advent of follicular unit transplantation has now made it possible for women to undergo hair transplantation and achieve a natural look with good density.
If medications provide little help in curing hair loss, a combination of hair transplantation and medication can be the best plausible solution. Women respond to hair transplantation differently from men. We have listed some of the differences in hair transplantation between males and females. But it is always advised to seek expert advice on hair transplant in India.
- Increased risk of post-operative effluvium in females
- Owing to unpredictable donor area, grafts can be harvested only from mid occipital area.
- There is requirement of higher magnification and skill for creation of recipient site
- It takes longer time to experience a visible increase in the density of hair as compared to males. Time period varies from 6 months to 1 year.
- The rate of growth of transplanted hair is slower than natural hair
At Eugenix , we have performed hair transplant in advanced stages of female pattern hair loss and achieved natural looking and sustainable results. It is well known that hair transplantation cannot be performed in all women with hair loss. It is advisable to see a dermatologist to diagnose the underlying medical or dermatological conditions causing hair loss amongst women. Apart from Hair Transplantation, we offer a variety of treatment in multiple of cities Gurgaon, Bhubaneswar, Faridabad and Delhi NCR for treating hair loss depending on the cause of hair loss.
Ludwig’s Classification for Females.
Women experience diffused hair loss pattern. The hair loss pattern in women is classified into three grades of severity, known as the Ludwig classification.
The Ludwig Classification uses three stages to explain female pattern genetic hair loss:
- Type I (mild)
- Type II (moderate)
- Type III (extensive)
In all three Ludwig stages, women generally lose hair loss on the front and top of the scalp . the frontal hairline is mostly preserved. The back and sides of the scalp may or may not be affected. According to dermatologists, only women with preserved hair growth on the back and sides of the scalp are candidates for hair transplantation.
Hair loss is mild.Early thinning that can be easily camouflaged with proper grooming. Type I patients have too little hair loss to consider surgical hair restoration.
There is significant widening of the midline parting and visible decrease in volume. Hair transplantation may be advised if the donor area in the back and sides of the scalp is essentially unaffected.
A thin, see-through look on the top of the scalp. This is often associated with generalized thinning.
Correct and early diagnosis followed by proper treatment can ensure an effective solution to hair loss. Ask your dermatologist about the hair transplant treatment in Delhi and seek advice if you are a candidate for hair transplantation.