Androgenetic Alopecia is a major reason of female pattern baldness as is for male pattern hair loss. Hair follicles on the scalp of women that are rich with receptors for androgens, contribute to aggravate the condition of Androgenetic Alopecia. Such hair follicles attract a lot of DHT that initially lead to thinning of hair and then to sever hair loss. However, it is uncommon that women get completely bald patches as are cases with men.
The condition of female pattern hair loss is expectedly affecting one third of the female population. Though it is generally believed to affect women population that are above 40 years of age or to women after their menopause, but off late, girls in their puberty have also been reported to have been suffering from FPHL. On a rough scale, about 15 percent of women suffer from this condition even before their menopause.Women suffering from FPHL does not show signs of alopecia as is evident in the men suffering from the pattern baldness. Generally, the hair line of women do not recede, it is more of thinning of the hair throughout the scalp region. It makes early diagnosis of the condition quite tricky and only expert female pattern hair loss treatment experts could determine the condition with their skills and expertise and hence can treat the condition successfully.
On the basis of Ludwig scale which is a standard scale to determine the condition and severity of Female pattern hair loss, there are three basic patterns of hair loss in women.
There is no visible loss of hair on the front of the scalp, neither on the hairline. But, the thinning of hair is evident throughout the scalp with marked thinning on the back of the scalp.
The thinning of the hair is almost uniform throughout the scalp region, but the thinning of hair in front part of the scalp is clearly noticeable. However, the hairline remains intact.
The frontal hair line is affected in this condition and generally it begins to recede, whereas hair continues to become noticeably thinner throughout the scalp region.
Apart from the aforementioned condition of FPHL that affects maximum women suffering from the problem of hair loss, there are some other conditions that also contribute or even lead to the problem of hair loss in women. In case of prolonged illness, post surgery, doses of high potency medicines and even due to stress, women can suffer from the problem of severe hair fall. Sometimes the hair grows back once the effects of the aforementioned factors subside. However, in some cases the effect can be irreversible and can be noticeable for a prolonged period of time.
Other medical conditions such as anemia, lack of blood, imbalance of hormones other than androgens are also known to trigger and aggravate hair loss. However, irrespective of the reason for the visible uncontrolled hair fall, women should consult a hair fall doctor that is known for his skills and acumen and get treated for the problem of hair loss.
We at Aravali clinic have been successfully treating patients suffering from FPHL and other conditions that lead to hair loss in women. We have the best hair transplant surgeons in Delhi, who are equally revered throughout India for their acumen in field of hair transplant and hair restoration surgery. State of the art equipment that we have at our Clinic aids our expert surgeons with flawless diagnosis and during complex hair loss treatment surgeries.