- Aug. 9, 2010 -
The characteristics of female pattern baldness hair loss differ from typical male pattern hair loss due to the pattern in which hair is lost. The most recognized hair loss pattern is the common type seen in men, where the hair loss occurs on the temples and crown. Female pattern hair loss however diffuses across the top of the head, and eventually become invisible peach fuzz. This is because instead of having the hair follicle completely stopped in its hair cycle, the hair loss seen in females happens when the affected hair is loss, and the root still grows but instead is replaced by a shorter one, which creates the peach fuzz. Female and male pattern baldness hair loss also differ from each other in that the hormone and enzyme receptor sites are different in various areas of the scalp. In addition, another main difference important difference is that male hair loss pattern is typically always due to a genetics and inheritance along with the aging factor. For women, hair loss can happen at any time and under any conditions that could exaggerate hair loss. For both men and women though, underlying health conditions can also influence hair loss, even if androgenetic alopecia is diagnosed as an actual cause.
Individuals can experience female pattern hair loss as early as when they reach puberty, which could be due to hormone imbalances during the phase. Hormone imbalances are a major cause for female pattern hair loss and can occur especially after pregnancy or after a period of sudden physical or psychological stress that the body endures. Therefore, if you feel like you are losing hair due to hormonal problems, consult with an experienced hair doctor in order to evaluate the hormone imbalance and receive advice on how to slow down the hair loss.
Dr. Umar is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and is qualified to manage female patients with complaints of hair loss. Dr. Umar often receives referral of female patients from other physicians including other hair transplant doctors.. Dr Umar may require performing some tests to determine the cause of your hair loss and the best treatment options available. For more information, please contact Dr. Umar at the DermHair Clinic in Los Angeles at (310)318-1500, or visit http://www.dermhairclinic.com