Genetic Hair Loss

Female pattern hair loss or baldness is defined as the progressive, diffuse thinning of hair in females caused by genetics, age or hormones. It usually develops at a much slower rate than male pattern baldness and has no discernible pattern; therefore it’s called diffuse, or allover thinning. Doctors will diagnose female pattern hair loss when there is the absence of something that could be causing the hair thinning or loss, such as disease, illness, medication, hormonal abnormality, life change or malnutrition. Female pattern baldness is not reversible but may be kept under control through the use of laser hair therapy and minoxidil scalp and trichology regiment. A little understanding of a woman’s body and life experiences can go a long way in helping to deal with associated hair loss issues as they pop up during a woman’s life.