Alopecia is a condition that is especially associated with men, since they are the most likely to undergo hair transplant treatments to cure it.
But, despite being a smaller percentage, female alopecia also exists.
Many women who suffer from this disease are afraid to speak it because they think that hair transplantation or other methods to cure this condition only applies to men and is false.
For a while here, clinics specializing in hair grafting, have received an increasing number of ladies looking for a solution to their alopecia.
However, hair loss in women is encouraged by totally different factors that, in men, require further study to understand what is causing it.
Measuring in degree of female alopecia
The measurement of female alopecia is done in degrees and there are three.
1st grade: It is one in which alopecia begins to show in the upper area of the head.
The front line remains intact, so women do not appreciate that their hair is becoming thinner and in smaller quantities.
2nd grade: When hair loss is even greater at the top, and the scalp begins to become visible.
3rd grade: It is when the central region of the head has already completely lost hair, while the surroundings already feel thinner.
However, some experts use the Norwood-Hamilton scale, which is a system used to measure the degree of alopecia in men.
Types of female alopecia
After measuring the degree of alopecia, experts must now determine what type of hair loss the patient is experiencing.
This is because not all women have the same pattern. Everything will depend on how the hair falls out.
1.- Androgenetic alopecia
This is inherited alopecia and its pattern is very similar to that of men. However, while in men the loss begins in the entrance area, in women it occurs at the top.
In addition to reaching menopause, women begin to lose estrogen, giving way to more male hormones that could trigger alopecia.
2.- Areata alopecia
It is when the woman is subjected to too much stress, which affects her immune system, encouraging the occurrence of focused baldness and hair loss is sudden.
However, this type of alopecia is, in principle, reversible, since the follicle has the ability to generate new hair, as the follicular unit is maintained.
3.- Fibrosing alopecia
This type of alopecia is more common in women than in men. It is when the hair loss evolves as a spice of headband, advancing from the ears and gradually receding continuously.
Fibrosing alopecia leaves mostly in postmenopausal women.
Treat female alopecia
To treat alopecia in women there are different treatments ranging from the use of drugs, therapies, to hair transplantation.
Minoxidil is a medication that is used when the degree of alopecia is very low, but it can cause side effects such as hypersensitivity to the scalp or an increase in fat.
Nutritional mesotherapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). If combined they can have a highly effective treatment against female alopecia.
Without any of the above works, hair transplantation is the viable option, the results of which can be observed in the long term.
This type of outpatient procedure has helped millions of men to treat alopecia, and a few years ago it has also worked for women.