Female Pattern Hair Loss
Female Pattern Hair Loss thins at the front and the crown, partings may seem wider, the hair is more see through with a noticeably visible scalp. Female pattern hair loss is categorised by the Ludwig scale, hair is never lost at the sides or the back and most often the hair line is retained, unlike in the Male Pattern Loss. Female hair loss can range from a noticeable shedding to severe hair thinning.
The causes of Female Pattern Hair loss are the same as for Male Pattern:
Genetic predisposition, generally inherited from the maternal grandmother
Age, can start as early as puberty, postmenopausal thinning is usually related to oestrogen reduction.
Increased sensitivity to the presence of the hormone testosterone that is produced in the adrenal cortex.
In female pattern loss the hair doesn’t just fall out it miniaturises through each successive growth cycle, although not curable there are many treatment options from cosmetic to medical, make sure that you seek advice to obtain the widest range of options.
Sometimes our GP’s and Dermatologist don’t or can’t give female hair loss and thinning the time that it deserves We are the best team to help you in what can become a very stressful time of your life. Female hair loss and thinning hair can be caused by a number of factors such as changing hormone levels, diet or medical conditions: the fact is there can more than 50 different reasons why you may have thinning hair, our mission is to pinpoint the cause and condition to effectively help you address and manage your condition, making hair loss something less for you to worry about.
At UK Hair Specialists we understand that hair and scalp disorders can be difficult to come to terms with. The hair on your head is a defining part of your identity and any form of hair loss can feel as if your are losing your identity resulting in loss of self-confidence and can in many cases lead to depression.
Having a consultation with a definitive diagnosis is often the first step on the road to understanding and dealing with your hair loss.
All our consultations are in complete confidence and we can discuss the many options available to you.
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