While hair loss for women is not talked about nearly as much as it is for men, it is more common than one would think. Thankfully, with advancements of robotics, artificial intelligence and the latest in hair transplant solutions including non-surgical follicular unit extraction treatments for women, we can provide natural looking results with fast recovery and no visible scarring.

Female pattern hair loss usually starts after menopause. With treatment, this is usually reversible with medications, laser light therapy, topical and oral treatments.

Causes and contributing factors of female pattern hair loss include:

  • Age: The chances of hair loss increase with age and increase further after menopause.
  • Hormones: The hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a type of androgen which is a group of sex hormones. Physical developments include hair growth on their face, scalp, chest, underarms and genitals. After menopause, your hormone levels drop, which may affect your DHT levels..
  • Genetics: You’re more likely to have female pattern hair loss if your parents or relatives have hair loss.

Treatment Options

  • Hair transplant
  • Oral medication
  • Topical treatment
  • Lower Laser Light Therapy (LLLT)
Questions & Answers

Do you have a question about Female-Pattern Hair Loss? To get started, ask your family physician for a requisition form to book an appointment with Dr. Neel Malhotra and we look forward to seeing you at our clinic.

How is this different from male pattern baldness?

While the patterns are similar, female pattern hair loss tends to be more diffuse, with widening part lines and overall thinning, whereas men often experience a receding hairline and bald spots.

Can it be prevented?

Prevention is challenging as genetic factors play a significant role. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, and avoiding harsh styling practices may help minimize the risk.

Can nutritional factors contribute to Female-Pattern Hair Loss?

Nutritional deficiencies may play a role in hair health, but Female-Pattern Hair Loss is primarily influenced by genetic and hormonal factors. A balanced diet with adequate nutrients is important for overall well-being.

How does stress affect Female-Pattern Hair Loss?

Stress is considered a potential contributing factor to hair loss, but its role in Female-Pattern Hair Loss is complex. Chronic stress may exacerbate existing hair loss but is not the primary cause.