Did you know that at least 40% of women develop female pattern baldness by the time they reach their 50s?
Attitudes to Female Hair Loss
Despite being so common, sufferers tend to avoid talking about female pattern baldness (also called androgenetic alopecia). Many women experience high levels of emotional distress when their hair starts falling out, doing their best to hide it. They are often ashamed of their changing appearance and may even feel as though they are losing their femininity. However, over recent years, female celebrities have opened the doors for changing attitudes by sharing their own experiences with hair loss. TV presenter Nadia Sawalha and politician Nadine Dorries are amongst those inspiring other women to look for a solution to their condition.
Cause of Hair Loss
While women can lose their hair for many reasons, including stress and nutrient deficiency, androgenetic alopecia is caused by genetics and hormones. If your mother or grandmother experienced female hair loss, it is likely that you will too. However, this doesn’t mean that you should rush out and buy every bottle of hair growth shampoo that you can get your hands on. As with all hair loss conditions, androgenetic alopecia requires specific treatment.
Get A Diagnosis
The first step to resolving your hair loss worries is getting the correct diagnosis. Book a free appointment to meet with a consultant at a Vinci Hair Clinic near you for a comprehensive analysis of your condition and a personalised treatment plan. If your case is mild to moderate, a medical treatment such as minoxidil or finasteride may be recommended. For those with more advanced hair loss, hair transplant surgery offers an effective solution with permanent results.
Female Hair Transplants
When performing hair transplants on female patients, Vinci Hair Clinic’s surgeons generally opt for the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) method. FUT is preferred as the donor area does not need to be shaved, so the patient can avoid those unnecessary questions after surgery. A strip of hair is removed from the donor area, divided into grafts and implanted into the areas of hair loss. This hair will grow as normal, restoring your hair to its former glory.