Guide on female pattern hair loss

Does Female Pattern Hair Loss Result In Thinning Hair And Hair Loss?

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    Does Female Pattern Hair Loss Result In Thinning Hair And Hair Loss?


    Dr. VJs Cosmetic Surgery & Hair Transplantation Centre: Does hair part widen means female pattern hair loss or your ponytail is getting thinner? It might be possible that you are facing the issue of female pattern hair loss. In most cases, the problem starts in midlife during the 40s, 50s or 60s.

    In some cases, the issue is progressive which they continue to lose hair. The hair loss can occur around the temples. If the women do not get the timely treatment the problem can get widespread.

    This is where hair transplant treatment is the best option for the woman to regrow her hair. The treatment will give natural and permanent results which are not possible with any other option available in the market.

    Causes of female pattern hair loss

    • Hereditary
    • Hormones
    • Genetics
    • Diet
    • Medical health problem

    Treatment of female pattern hair loss

    The best treatment plan as mentioned-above is hair transplantation. The treatment will give the best results which will last for a long time. Apart from that additional treatments are mentioned below:

    Minoxidil (meh-nox-eh-dil)

    This is the most used treatment for FPHL and it is prescribed by the FDA. when you use the medication, for the first 2 weeks there will increase in temporary hair loss. The problem stops as the hair regrowth starts.

    Side effect

    The minoxidil will leave irritated scalp which can result in dryness, itchiness, scaling, and redness on the scalp. If you encounter such a problem, then you should stop taking it right away.

    You need to make sure that you apply the medication only:

    • You should apply the medication on the scalp and avoid the other parts.
    • Once you have applied the minoxidil on the scalp, wash your face properly.


    When can I see the desired results?

    Hair regrowth will be slow and you need time to see the effective results. The medication needs to be used for one year to see how effectively it will work. If the medication works for you, then you need to use it daily. If you stop using it, then the hair will fall out again within 3 to 4 months and the hair fall will start again.

    How to use minoxidil?

    The medication needs to be applied on the dry scalp. Some of the medication can be applied only one time and some of them are applied 2 times a day.

    Is it safe for pregnant women to take minoxidil?

    Women who plan to get pregnant or already pregnant need to stop taking the medication or avoid it completely. Different studies have been done which have shown that women who are planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding need to avoid taking the minoxidil.