While hair loss is most often associated with men, women can also experience hereditary thinning and hair loss with age

This process is similar to the hair loss that occurs in men, but the pattern is usually different for women.

Causes of Female Pattern Hair Loss

It is estimated that as many as two-thirds of women have hair loss that occurs after menopause, although some women experience it much earlier in life. Due to the timing of the hair loss, many researchers believe that female pattern hair loss is related to hormonal changes in the body.

This hereditary condition causes the hair growing phase to slow down. As the hair follicles are affected by hormones, these follicles begin to shrink. Women often find that the hair is finer and thinner, making it highly susceptible to breakage. Eventually, new hair stops growing in certain areas of the scalp.

Hair loss is passed through generations. Therefore, if you have parents or close relatives with female pattern hair loss, it is likely that you may develop this condition.

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Hair Loss Patterns in Women

While it isn’t likely that women will go completely bald, hair loss can be significant to the point that it affects overall appearance. Keep in mind that female hair loss is different than male baldness due to the pattern in which the hair is lost. Men tend to experience hair loss starting in the front of the head, receding back with time. Women, on the other hand, experience thinning in other ways.

Female pattern hair loss is a progressive condition and can start with a bit of thinning around the part in your hair. This thinning causes the part to widen. Some women have widespread thinning that affects the entire top of the scalp. It is also possible for thinning to affect the front hairline.

Another sign of female pattern hair loss is that the thickness of your hair is shrinking. For example, you might notice that your ponytail is thinner and smaller compared to the hair thickness you’ve had in the past.

It is normal to shed between 50 – 100 hairs per day, which is why you see hair collecting in your brush over time. But if you notice the development of thinning or balding patches, it may be time to talk to Dr. Sharma about your treatment options.

Personal Consultation for Hair Loss Treatment

If you are noticing signs of hair loss, book a consultation with Dr. Sharma today. The sooner you seek treatment, the faster you will be able to stop the loss and maintain a beautiful hairline.

Not only are women concerned about hair loss on the scalp, but eyebrows can also be affected by hair loss due to genetics or over-tweezing. The appearance of the eyebrows can also be restored using hair transplants. Learn More about Eyebrow Transplants

Dr. Sharma is available for a personal consultation to provide proven techniques that can restore the appearance of your hair. Contact our helpful staff right away to schedule an appointment.