What is Female Pattern Baldness?


Hairloss is widely believed to be a man’s problem. However, the reality is that it affects women too, and it can be distressing for their self-image and emotional well-being.

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What is Female Pattern Baldness?

The most common type of hairloss in women is androgenetic alopecia, or female pattern alopecia or baldness.  Female pattern baldness affects around one-third of all women who have a family history of baldness. It can begin as early as puberty and is most commonly seen after menopause.

Most women with female pattern baldness have diffuse thinning all over the scalp, unlike men who typically have more distinct patterns of baldness. Some women experience a combination of both diffused thinning and distinct patterns.

Androgenic alopecia in women is caused by the action of androgens, which are male hormones that are usually present in small amounts. It can be caused by a number of factors tied to the actions of hormones. This includes menopause, pregnancy, taking high androgen index birth control pills, and some ovarian cysts.

Just like in men, the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is believed to be partially responsible for the miniaturization of hair follicles in women with female pattern baldness. Heredity also plays a major role in the condition.

How is Female Pattern Baldness treated?

Female pattern baldness is usually diagnosed based on the appearance or pattern of the hairloss, your medical history, and ruling out other causes of hairloss. This type of hairloss can be mild or moderate, but can be treated.

Svenson is able to offer the best treatments available for women who are going through hairloss. For women who are experiencing the early stages of hairloss, hairloss prevention treatments are recommended. The hair restoration systems are for those who are already in the advanced stages. Non-surgical add hair technology such as Transdermal Cosmetic Reconstruction is used for the advanced stages.

Learn more about Svenson’s hairloss solutions here.