May 8, 2012
Female Pattern Baldness and Solutions for Hair Loss
Female-pattern hair loss is illustrated by the Ludwig Scale classes 1-3. Class 1 is the least severe of the three and is characterized by thinning on top of the head. Class 2 also shows thinning on top of the head but areas of the scalp can be seen through the thinning hair. Class 3 female-pattern hair loss may show a complete loss of hair on the crown of the head. Class 3 patients will require more donor hair to obtain full coverage.
Statistics show that permanent hair restoration procedures for women have risen.
Female-pattern hair loss is typically characterized by a general thinning throughout the scalp, which usually begins at menopause. Before menopause, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is counteracted by estrogen but when these levels drop it’s possible that the follicles can be affected by DHT causing hair to thin over time.
The primary cause of male-pattern hair loss is also the hormone dihydrotestosterone. DHT causes hair to thin slowly over time, eventually to the point of falling out and causing male-pattern hair loss. Male-pattern hair loss is illustrated by the Norwood Scale and includes Classes 2-7.
Bosley hair transplant surgery is available to men and women. The procedure is relatively simple and is done on an outpatient basis at a regionally located surgical center. The typical procedure will take anywhere from 3/4 to one full day to complete. Due to local anesthesia being used, Bosley patients will often read, eat, watch movies and even sleep during the procedure.
Bosley Hair Transplant Before and After Results for Women
If you are interested in learning more about the causes of female-pattern hair loss and available treatments, schedule a free, private consultation with a Bosley Senior Counselor.