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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment. Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress….
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What are the types of hair loss in females?

Hair loss in a woman can be classified in two ways.

According to

  1. The location of hair loss on the head.
  2. Cause or clinical type of hair loss.

Now let’s see the classification according to the location of hair loss on the scalp.

  1. Diffuse hair loss – In this type of hair loss, hairs from all over the scalp starts losing.
  2. Pattern hair loss – In this hair loss female may experience female pattern hair loss which is hair loss on the vertex or male pattern hair loss in the female which is usually a receding hairline.
  3. Localized or Patchy hair loss– In this type of hair loss, one patch on the scalp is completely bald this case usually refers to the alopecia areata.

There are different Stages of Hair fall in women:

Type 1:  Early thinning that can be easily camouflaged with proper grooming.

Type 2:  A significant widening of the midline part and noticeably decreased volume. Hair transplantation may be indicated if the donor area in the back and sides of the scalp is stable.

Type 3:  A thin, see-through look on the top of the scalp. This is often associated with generalized thinning.

Now the second type of classification, according to the disease or clinical classification.

It includes the following points.

Here is the WebMD link on types of hair loss in the female.

  • Androgenetic alopecia – In this type of hair loss ( if hair loss is accessive then its called as the alopecia) females usually experience diffuse pattern hair loss ( contrary to males, they experience pattern hair loss). this hair loss is caused by the excessive activity of androgen hormones ( DHT ). this excessive hormone may be released due to many pathological factors like an ovarian cyst, high androgen index birth control pills, pregnancy, menopause.

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  • Telogen effluvium – This phenomenon is experienced after any physical or emotional stress like childbirth, nutritional deficiency, or any emotional baggage.


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  • Anagen effluvium– This phenomenon is usually experienced during cancer treatment. as chemotherapy targets rapidly dividing cells of the human body and hair follicles also posses rapidly dividing cells so chemotherapy attack those cells and hair loss occurs.
  • Traction alopecia– This hair loss is caused by tight knot hair loss.
  • Alopecia areata – This is an autoimmune disease which causes hair loss usually patchy hair loss. The progression of this disease may cause alopecia totalis or universalis. There are also other causes of hair loss that must be known.


Important Resources

What is the best treatment for thinning for Hairs in Females?

Signs of Hair Loss in Humans

How to stop hair fall in girls and how to deal with avoiding this major problem?

What are the home remedies for Hair loss?

Nutritional Causes of Hair Loss

Diet for Hair Loss Prevention


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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment.

Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress due to work or mental situation etc. The following section helps you to understand phenomenon of loss of hair in women and ways to prevent hair loss.

The causes of hair loss in females:

Some of the causes are briefed here.

  1. Hair loss due to Certain Nutritional or Vitamin deficiencies: The subclinical nutritional deficiencies of Vit D3 , Vit B12 , iron are chiefly responsible for hair loss due to nutritional deficiencies in females. This can be prevented by following some good hair loss diet plan.
  2. Hormonal hair loss in women: Variation in hormonal levels in the female body has been found to be important reason for hair loss in women. Various hormones that contribute to hormonal hair loss in women are thyroid hormones, oestrogen, progesterone, FHS, LH etc. Also, life changing events like pregnancy or menopause can also contribute to hormonal imbalance in women which may contribute to temporary hair loss.
  3. Stress and hair loss in women: Both mental and physiological stress are increasingly becoming main contributors to hair loss in working women.

We at, HairMD- hair loss clinic in Pune, take care of hairs of our patients by providing them with the best hair loss treatment- customised cocktail therapy for hair loss which is based on proven medical research. Currently, finasteride and Minoxidil are mainstay treatment for hair loss in women and men- mainly to stop the progression of male pattern hair loss or baldness in females and males. Finasteride is a tablet which blocks the hormones- 5-alpha-reductase in the body which is responsible for hair loss. Minoxidil increases the vascularity i.e. blood flow of the scalp and promotes hair growth. Along with Finasteride and Minoxidil, various procedures like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), mesotherapy, micro needling, and low level laser light therapy (LLLT therapy for hair loss) are done to treat hair loss.

In PRP hair loss treatment, concentrated growth factors extracted from our own blood are delivered to hair follicles on the scalp. In microneedling for hair loss, thousands of micro punctures are created in our scalp with the help of micro needling derma roller devices. These micro punctures results in released of intrinsic growth factors at that site stimulate hair growth.

In low level laser light therapy (LLLT), light from a red cold laser is delivered to the hair, this laser light stimulates the hair follicles for faster growth. LLLT treatment is US FDA approved for hair loss problem. In mesotherapy, growth peptides, plane stem cell extract and various other growth factors are delivered locally to our hair.

All these hair loss treatment & procedures along with medication are responsible for the great results. We have been lucky to treatment more than 119023 & counting hair loss & related patients at HairMD and ClearSkin- Laser and hair clinic and could deliver successful results over the period of 28 years under the umbrella of Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV- one of best dermatologist in Pune, Karad, Kolhapur.

You can see our hair loss treatment results here or on www.clearskin.in. Don’t worry, if you are experiencing sudden hair loss or severe long term hair loss, take hair loss consultation with our dermatologists or hair loss doctors. Also, please visit our page for more hair loss treatment result.