Hair transplants are a positive solution for hair loss in women.
Female pattern baldness is an inherited condition and the most common type of hair loss seen in women.
Triggered by Androgens (male hormones) it may occur at anytime from puberty but is most commonly seen after the menopause.
All women have a small amount of male hormone and these levels can become more pronounced if levels of female hormones decrease as occurs during menopause.
In men and women the male hormone testosterone is converted to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase thus causing susceptible hairs to fall or thin out.
However in women it is thought that hair loss doesn’t proceed as far as it does in men because they only have half the amount of 5-alpha reductase.
Women also have increased amounts of the enzyme Aromatase, which converts male hormones into female hormones preventing additional female hair loss.
A hair transplant can be a solution to female pattern baldness. To gauge your level of hair loss see our Ludwig Scale illustrations below.
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