Female Pattern Hair Loss

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a distinctive form of diffuse hair loss that occurs in women with androgenetic alopecia. Many women are affected by FPHL. Around 40% of women by age 50 show signs of hair loss and less than 45% of women reach the age of 80 with a full head of hair.

In FPHL, there is diffuse thinning of hair on the scalp due to increased hair shedding or a reduction in hair volume, or both. It is normal to lose up to 50- 100 hairs a day. Another condition called chronic telogen effluvium also presents with increased hair shedding and is often confused with FPHL. It is important to differentiate between these conditions as management for both conditions differ.

FPHL presents quite differently from the more easily recognisable male pattern baldness, which usually begins with a receding frontal hairline that progresses to a bald patch on top of the head. It is very uncommon for women to bald following the male pattern unless there is excessive production of androgens in the body.

Stages of Female Baldness Pattern



What causes female pattern hair loss?

Female pattern hair loss is an inherited condition, caused by a genetically determined sensitivity to the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in some areas of the scalp. DHT is believed to shorten the growth or anagen phase of the hair cycle, from a usual duration of 3–6 years to just weeks or months. This occurs together with the miniaturisation of the follicles and progressively produces fewer and finer hairs. An enzyme called 5-alpha reductase regulates the production of DHT.

At the same time, FPHL is also common after the menopause suggesting oestrogens may be stimulatory for hair growth. But laboratory experiments have also suggested oestrogens may suppress hair growth.

Increased hair shedding or telogen effluvium is a feature to FPHL. Women can snap and show photos of the hair shedding to consultant or therapist, in order to define whether hair shedding is normal or excessive. Consultant or therapist will use the hair shedding scale to score hair loss at each visit to assess response to solution.

Hair Miniaturisation
Hair follicle miniaturization is a technical term for hair thinning or balding. This process, which most commonly affects men, causes the hair follicle to constrict, making it harder for the hairs to grow. There are solutions available that may help treat or even prevent hair miniaturization
How to treat?
How many sessions are needed?

How to treat?

At Hair Doc, we always emphasise on treating the root causes of the problem. With combination of Hair Doc Scalp Solution, Hair Growth Solution, Ultra RF Solution, Scalp Regen and/or Stem Cell, the causes of male/female pattern hair loss can be reducing effectively.

Our solutions reduce DHT concerntration at scalp and hair root in order to reduce miniaturisation of hair root and revert.

How many sessions are needed?

It depends on the varying stages and severity of hair loss (androgenic alopecia). Solutions best to be done by following the plan suggest by consultants and therapists after scalp analysis done. Usually solutions for 3-6 months or above are needed to achieve satisfying results.

Apart from solutions, home care products use at home also playing important roles in continuation of care and improvement.
Female Pattern Hair Loss
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