Hair loss also called as alopecia is mistakenly thought to be a male disease, but women contribute a lot to the hair loss sufferers. Hair loss in women can be disturbing for the sufferers. As hair loss is not life threatening, therefore a little attention is given to the complaints of women about hair loss. However the psychological damage caused by the loss of hair and the feeling of being unattractive can be serious as any other serious disease.
Pattern hair loss or Androgenetic alopecia is the commonest type of female hair loss. Other diseases include alopecia areata, traumatic alopecia’s and telogen effluvium. The diagnosis of female hair transplant is based on a thorough history and a physical examination. In some cases laboratory tests or biopsy can also be considered.
However hair loss can take place anywhere on the body but the most distressing is when it affects the scalp. Hair loss can vary from a small bare patch which is easily covered by hairstyling to a more diffuse and obvious hair loss pattern. Female hair loss is found to have important deleterious effects on the body image, self-esteem and psychological well-being.Book an Appointment at EUGENIX