How To Deal With Female Pattern Baldness?

by Andrew Martin Health Consultant

Almost every female would have faced hair fall in their lives and how it feels is not new to anyone. The pain of losing each hair strand is excruciating and females often panic seeing their hair fall. There are many phases in a female’s life with hormonal peak and downfalls including menstruation, pregnancy, post partum and menopause. These phases offer many changes in one including hair loss.

Hair loss is more impactful in females as compared to males as it is less socially acceptable and majorly affects the well being and quality of life. It affects psychological status negatively and lowers the self confidence and self esteem.

Female Pattern Baldness

The most important cause of hair loss is genetics which is referred as male or female pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. Female pattern baldness is a genetic dysfunction that is hereditary and successively transferred from maternal or paternal side. The other causes for hair loss in females are thyroid disorders, hormonal changes and other systemic diseases contributing hair loss. In addition to these caused for hair loss, there are multiple contributing factors for hair loss including hot tools and styling chemicals, stress, changed lifestyle and increased pollution.

To get rid of the hair loss and baldness people look for natural remedies as suggested by dear ones and advertized commercially claiming to cease hair loss. But frankly speaking there is no remedy developed by now which can resolve genetic hair loss. Hair transplant is the only permanent solution of hair loss which is intended to restore the hairs in the bald area.

Hair transplant in earlier decades were performed with primitive techniques so was not a very competent procedure. But presently hair transplant had come a long way and recent innovations and latest technology has made it possible to achieve best aesthetic results by this procedure.

Pattern of hair loss in female pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia

Hair loss in female pattern baldness is distinct from the male hair loss pattern and invlolves central thinning of hairs. This area is majorly involved in hair loss as it constitutes majorly androgen sensitive hair follicles as contains receptors to bind androgen hormone metabolites. These hair follicles under the influence of androgens undergo central thinning or miniaturization ultimately leading to hair loss. The hair follicles from back and side of the head (occipital area) possess hair follicles which are androgen resistant and are not influenced by genetic hair loss. The resistance towards androgens makes them lasts for lifetime. The genetic constituent of hairs lies at the follicular tip which when transferred anywhere possesses the characteristics of the follicle and not the scalp.  Therefore, when these hair follicles are transferred at the androgen prone area they still stays resistant to the hormone and does not undergo thinning and hair loss.  

Seeing a Doctor

Females are known to be more worried about their looks and seek doctor’s advice preferably in initial stages as compared to males which usually neglects the early signs of hair loss. Possibly you might have temporary hair loss but consulting a doctor could be beneficial in early treatment interventions. In the primary consultation, doctor can assess the cause of your hair loss and recommend you the appropriate treatment options. Post assessment of the cause and stage of baldness patient’s candidature for medication or hair transplant cosmetic surgery is decided.

How it is treated?

Females tend to spend plenty on remedies for hair loss including shampoos, lotions and serums. But external application of these cosmetic products does not offer major benefit. The treatment modalities opted for management of female hair loss includes:


If the hair loss and central thinning is in its initial stage medications are usually advised to the patient after assuring the cause of hair loss. The well known medications recommended for hair loss solution include:

1.      Minoxidil (Rogaine): These are over the counter lotions available in the market intending to slower the progression of hair loss and thickening of hairs. The mechanism of this medication lies in increasing the growth rate of hairs by increasing the blood flow in the respective area.

2.  Finasteride: These are prescribed medications which are orally administered. They tend to reduce the amount of DHT hormone ultimately leading to slower progression of hair loss and increasing the growth rate of hairs. 

These medications often used commonly for hair loss does not guarantee the positive results. It is possible that the results relapse after taking the medications. Therefore, it cannot be suggested as permanent treatment option for hair loss.

Hair transplant cosmetic procedure for female pattern baldness:

Hair transplant cosmetic surgery is the only treatment modality intended to deliver permanent results with natural look. This procedure is restorative and employs transfer of the hair follicles from donor area opted based on the density of hairs to the recipient bald area. It is performed using 2 primary techniques: FUT and FUE hair transplanted technique which are differentiated based on the graft harvesting technique. The techniques are opted based on the number of follicular grafts required to restore the bald area. Extensive hair loss patients are advised for combination technique of FUT +FUE which could successfully retrieve more than 4000 hair grafts.

In female hair transplant cosmetic surgery performing graft harvesting in either technique is similar as male hair transplant: FUT and FUE hair transplant. But female hair transplant has certain distinct feature and methods as shaving of head is completely avoided in any of the step of the procedure. The hair follicles are carefully implanted in micro slits prepared by the surgeon under higher magnification without damaging the existing adjacent hair follicles. Hair transplant in females is bit complicated as aesthetic demands of hairline design is crucial.  The receded line and temporal triangles are covered in females unlike males. Including, the expenses for female hair transplant are bit more as compared to male hair transplant as excellent expertise of the surgeon is mandatory for successful aesthetic outcomes.

Medispa hair transplant centre is well known for performing hair transplant in both men and women. Dr Suneet Soni has successfully delivered 100% assured results to many female patients for hair transplant in Jaipur and Delhi. Dr Suneet Soni (MCh Plastic surgeon), founder of “medispa centre” is pioneer in performing FUT, FUE and combination technique with an experience of more than 5000 patients. His surgical skills are undoubtedly astounding but what makes him unique is his artistic vision for designing hairline.

If you are looking for sure shot solution of female pattern baldness, Medispa clinic is the right destination for you. 

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About Andrew Martin Advanced   Health Consultant

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