For a woman, the experience of losing her hair is very traumatic. The matrix of emotions and the psychological impact is complex. Feelings of confusion, fear, and anxiety are common, and accompanied by understandable feelings of helplessness.
As a Trichologist, I encounter an increasing number of women of all ages with Genetic Hair Loss combined with other causes. Age is not a factor in female hair loss, nor is it an acceptable reason or excuse for Hair Loss in Women.
For most females, Hair Loss and Hair Thinning have a combination of nutritional, medical, hormonal, environmental and genetic causes. This combination makes up the majority of my Trichology patients with Hair Loss in Women.
Genetically inherited hair loss in women, termed Female Pattern Thinning (FMPT), is a recessive trait. Meaning you must inherit the FMPT gene from both parents to be genetically predisposed to the hair thinning.
If the genetic inheritance is strong, which you will know by looking at your family back ground, you may show female pattern thinning without any other causative factors.
This is unusual in most women, but if it is happening to you, and you can see a pattern with others in your family, early diagnosis, and preventative measures may be all that is necessary to prevent this type of hair loss in women affecting you and your generation of family members.
Female Pattern Thinning is genetically inherited, but is also caused by hormonal and environmental influences that we are all exposed to which triggers the hair thinning.
This is commonly found in in association with any or a number of the following conditions:
Female Hair Loss Treatments may include natural supplements, topical applications, laser therapy or in most cases, a combination of therapy to address your individual diagnosis. Hair Loss Treatments always responds quicker and are more successful the earlier the diagnosis is made but if the hair bulb is still intact (which we see in your microscopic diagnosis session) we can still deliver very successful Hair Loss Treatments but it may simply take more time.