What Causes Female Pattern Baldness?

You’ve probably heard of male pattern baldness. But do you know there’s a form that impacts females as well? Also called androgenetic alopecia, women experience hair loss, too. What makes it different is the pattern in which females experience it, as well as some of the causes. At Hair Restoration Philadelphia, we offer the best female pattern baldness cure in Philadelphia, PA. If you’re experiencing female pattern baldness, it’s time to learn why.baldness cure in philadelphia, pennsylvania

What Exactly Does Female Pattern Baldness Look Like?

While males typically start losing hair from the front of their heads, females lose hair all over.  This is why males typically have a receding hairline. Females start particularly at the part line and the temples. With female pattern baldness, it isn’t likely that you’ll go completely bald, but you will experience an extreme amount of thinning in your hair.

Doctors divide female pattern baldness into three types or categories. First, Type I is just a small bit of thinning that occurs around your part. Type II sees the part widen and more and more thinning around it. Finally, Type III is thinning throughout all of your hair and a see-through area at the top of your scalp, where the skin is present and visible.

What Causes Female Pattern Baldness?

In many cases, female pattern baldness is hereditary. If either of your parents or other close relatives have experienced hair loss, you’re likely to suffer from it as well. However, with females, many other things can cause it as well. First, if you’ve frequently put your hair in tight hairstyles, such as braids, that can contribute to it.

Hormones play a big factor in female pattern baldness. This can come from a variety of things. A hormone imbalance can start as early as puberty and cause issues with your hair. A high level of androgens, or male sex hormones, cause male pattern baldness and are thought to cause it in women as well.

Other hormone changes can cause it as well. You may experience changes in your hormones after you have children or experience menopause. Hormonal birth controls can mess with the level of your hormones as well. Hormone issues with your thyroid or a hormone-secreting tumor can also cause hair loss problems. If you have symptoms like acne or an irregular period, call a doctor, as it can be a hormonal issue that needs to be addressed.

A Female Pattern Baldness Cure in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

At Hair Restoration Philadelphia, we offer the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method of hair restoration for female pattern baldness. Done since 2002, this has become the ideal method of hair transplantation because it offers no scarring, no stitches, and no linear cutting to do. Because of this, there’s much less downtime that has to be experienced.

The FUE method uses a small precision instrument to remove a donor hair and follicle and place it in a pattern that’s consistent with the natural growth of your hair. The place where the hair was taken is barely noticeable after a few days and there’s minimal pain with the procedure. You’ll experience better results as the months go by and the donor hairs are able to mature and grow to their full length and thickness.

Are you ready to get your full head of hair back? Call us or schedule an appointment online!


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