Baldness is often considered to be a male problem, but that is inaccurate. Fourty percent of all women will experience hereditary baldness at some point in their life. Fifteen percent even before menopauze and sometimes at a very young age.
Next to irriversible hereditary baldness a lot of women suffer from temporary hair loss. Caused by stress, iron deficiency or after pregnancy. Another two percent of women suffer from hair disease alopecia areata, causing bald spots in patches.
WHAT CAUSES FEMALE HAIR LOSS?
Before choosing the right treatment for your hair problem, you need to know what´s causing it. In many cases of female hair loss there is an apparent reason for hair not to grow back.
Age may play a role or factors like stress, illness and medication. The most common causes for female hair loss are hereditary hair loss, (hair)diseases and hormones.
Hereditary hair loss
Hereditary balness (androgenetic alopecia) is the most common cause for female hair loss. This is not a hair disease, but a natural body process driven by hereditary factors and hormones. This type of hair loss usually occurs during menopauze when estrogen production decreases. The hair growth process is disrupted which leads to thinning of hair on the head.
Female pattern of baldness
Androgenetic alopecia is often referred to as male baldness. This is confusing, because lots of women suffer from it too. Contrary to men, this type of baldness progresses gradually over the whole head, starting from te middle. Hair will become thinner and eventually fall out completely, leading to permanent baldness.
A permanent solution
Experiencing hair loss, resulting in a receding hairline or thinning hair is very unpleasant for most women. Many perceive baldness as a burden and feel less secure because of it.
In many cases of femail hair loss the sophisticated, patented HST-method for hair transplantation is an excellent solution to restore a natural head of hair. In a free personal consultation our hair specialists will assess your situation. Based on this professional diagnosis we will offer you a detailed treatment plan.