Our society largely views hair loss as an issue that affects men. However, it is important to understand that as easily as men can be susceptible to hair loss, so can women. Women may have similar patterns of hair loss, although typically hair loss is more diffusive than in men. Women rarely experience loss of all the hair.
In women, hair loss can be as early as in the 20s and 30s but it most common around the ages of 45-55. Research shows that 30 million women experience hair loss, making it a very common issue that is often overlooked. The signs of female hair loss are usually thinning of the hair in the middle area of the scalp.
The main cause of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia, which is also known as male or female pattern baldness. This is caused by genetics. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone found in both men and women and is involved in this type of hair loss. This is because it shortens the lifespan of each hair follicle. As they age, they produce more DHT, causing hair loss or thinning. In addition to that, hair loss can be caused by stress, poor nutrition, and health issues.
Whether a patient is male or female, we expect them to have strong emotional and psychological effects when experiencing hair loss. However, it is more common for women to have low-self esteem and confidence issues when dealing with hair loss. In our society, hair is tied to femininity and beauty. When women lose their hair, they may start to feel differently about themselves. It is more socially acceptable for men to experience hair loss. We often see successful men in the media who have experienced hair loss but when women lose their hair it is viewed very differently.
The important thing to take away is that regardless of the gender and the reasons why one may want to undergo surgery in order to correct the issue of hair loss, the results will be equally as great. Both men and women visit us, at Swiss Luxury Clinic, in order to seek help for this important matter. Our focus is to help them gain back their confidence and make them feel like themselves again!