Noticeable hair loss in women can be very distressing. It is a quite common issue that women face. In fact, about 1 in 3 women experience hair loss at some point in their lives. Hair loss in women sometimes has a greater impact than it does in men because of how society views it. It is considered less acceptable for women to have bald spots. This means that alopecia can severely affect a woman’s emotional well being and quality of life.
The main kind of hair loss in women is the same as it is in men. It is called female or male pattern hair loss. In men, it usually begins near the temples and the hairline eventually forms an “M” shape. In women, pattern hair loss begins with thinning of the hair and gradually diffusing hair at the part line and the top of the head.
Doctors often use the Ludwig Classification to describe and rate the severity of the female pattern hair loss. Type I is minimal thinning that can easily be camouflaged with different styling techniques. Type II is characterized by decreased volume and noticeable widening of the midline part. Type III describes diffuse thinning, with a see-through appearance on top of the scalp.
The causes of female pattern hair loss in women are quite many and sometimes harder to pinpoint because hormonal changes play a large role. The causes can be due to weather change, medical conditions, an iron deficiency, as well as pregnancy. We understand how frustrating this can be so we want you to know that you can contact us for a free consultation session.
We care about you and know that the impact of hair loss is much more than the physical aspect. A big change in your physical appearance can lead to lowered self-esteem and a loss in confidence. Why suffer through these changes and undergo such emotional stress when there is a solution? Get in touch with us to find out which is the best solution for you!