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Genetic Hair Loss in Women

hair loss in women

Genetic hair loss in women is different from men. While male pattern baldness occurs in frontal, top and crown areas and there is no hair loss on sides and back of the head, women have got different symptoms.

In men, the area of the non-spilled area named ‘permanent hair’ and they are used as a donor site for hair transplant.

In contrast to men, one of the most significant symptoms in women is thinning hair in all areas. This phase named ‘miniaturization’ phase and this phase is the final stage of pro-hair loss.

Since miniaturization affects donor site, it is a debate to have hair transplant for the women which are in this conditions. Usually, the operation is not advised because of the high possibility of the loss of transplanted hair.

For to evaluate the operation of hair loss in women, some blood tests are required. Some of these tests are:

Free T3
Free T4
TSH (Thyroid Stimulation Hormone)

After evaluating the test results, your doctor will guide you for the suitable treatment method.


Who Is The Ideal Woman Candidate for Hair Transplantation?

90% of men over age of 20 see hair transplantation procedure as a probability; and they mention that they would have it if it would be necessary. The ones who suffer from hair loss mention that hair transplantation is always on their agendas and they are following updates about hair transplantation centers and hair transplantation results closely.

On the other hand, women suffering from hair loss seem more indecisive. Without a doubt, the main reason behind it that donor site gets weaker in women and the doctors do not advise hair transplantation.

Which hair loss type makes women the ideal candidates for hair transplantation?

According to experts, women who can have hair transplantation amongst all the women with hair loss problem is around 2% – 5%. Classification is made as:

  • Women experiencing non-hormonal hair loss
  • Experiencing hair loss on incisions due previous cosmetic operation
  • The ones with androgenic alopecia or likewise hair loss (hair loss on frontal line-top and vertex but not on donor site)
  • Partial hair loss due to traumas, injuries, and burns
  • People with alopecia marginalis


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