Losing hair is a difficult, depressing experience, especially for women. It is just not about the physical look, but also about the quality of life too. Most women think that hair transplants are done only for men, but a hair transplant is not a gender-specific surgery and carried out in both men and women. Female pattern hair loss called androgenetic alopecia is similar to male pattern hair loss. However, in this type of hair loss, there is diffuse thinning of hair on the scalp due to increased hair shedding or a reduction in hair volume, or both. 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.
The most common cause of hair loss is genetics. If someone in the family has experienced it, the patient may have a genetic predisposition. Hormonal imbalances, stress, iron deficiency/anemia, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, B12 deficiency, aggressive weight loss, aging, traction alopecia (for Afro hair) are the reasons for female hair loss. Patients before making a decision must take a detailed blood test for finding the underlying issue is crucial.
The good news is, female hair loss can be treated (although not everyone is suitable for this procedure). There are several treatment options for it: prescription medication, PRP therapy and hair care products can all be considered when treating female pattern hair loss. However FUE hair transplant is the only permanent solution to restore lost hair and add density to thinning hair.