Hair Loss in Women: What is Female Pattern Hair Loss?

Contrary to popular belief, hair loss in women is as common as it is in men. According to American Hair Loss Association up to 40% of women in America experience hair loss. Also, statistics show that 21 Million women in U.S. are dealing with hair loss, and sometimes this condition has even more devastating psychological effects on them than on men.

The causes of hair loss in women usually vary from hormonal imbalances to external damaging factors, but they also lay in the genes. We have explored in the past the most common reasons of hair thinning and hair loss, check the article here for more insights.

Some of the hair loss conditions in women are temporary and reversible, like those caused by pregnancy, stressful events or taking certain medicines. Unfortunately, there are also cases when hair loss can turn to a lifelong struggle, and the process can sometimes be irreversible.

Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL)

Alopecia is the medical term for excessive or unusual hair loss. There are different kinds of alopecia, but female pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in women. FPHL can be managed with prompt diagnosis and treatment started as early as possible.

Women with female pattern hair loss experience hair thinning at the top of the head. It usually starts with a widening through the center hair part. Unlike androgenic alopecia in men, the frontal hairline is often preserved in women.

According to American Academy of Dermatology, FPHL is a progressive condition. Without treatment, female pattern hair loss can lead to overall hair thinning.

Hair Loss in Women

Heredity plays a major factor in this disease. Also, just as in men, the hormone DHT appears to be to blame. DHT causes hair loss by inducing a change in the hair follicles, which progressively became smaller, until they shrink completely and stop producing hair.

Androgenic alopecia in women is most of the times related to aging and reaching menopause, but it can also happen to younger women.

Some of the symptoms of FPHL are:

  • your part is widening
  • the ponytail is thinner than it used to be
  • you see your scalp after arranging your hair
  • hair is more thin than previously

Only a dermatologist can determine if you have or not FPHL, thus is very important to turn to a specialist.

Possible treatments

Treatment can prevent hair loss from worsening and help women regrow their hair. But it works best when started at the first sign of hair loss.

The solutions can vary from using topical medicines as Minoxidil to hair transplant. Nevertheless science has evolved and there are many innovative treatments on the market.

REKZE LABORATORIES has developed probably one of the most unique formulation designed to help treat hair thinning and hair loss. ‘24’ anti-hair loss treatment and hair growth stimulating formula maintains the delicate hair follicles of the scalp in their healthiest possible state for the production and maintenance of optimal hair at every stage of life.

Our formula was created as a result of a high technology innovation process. The 24 Serum formula combines 24 ingredients, among which Procapil®, Astressin-B and Sphinganine, known to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss.

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