Understanding Common Patterns of Hair Loss in Women

In Women:

Women experiencing hair loss exhibit a different pattern. Although miniaturisation occurs, the hairline itself tends to be preserved. Instead, increased scalp visibility along the part line and noticeable thinning at the temples become prominent.

The Role of DHT:

The primary factor behind this pattern of hair loss is Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of Testosterone. DHT’s effect on hair follicles can be likened to the way weedkiller affects plants. DHT tends to make the hair thinner, weaker and fragile. This weakened hair never completes its hair cycle and eventually dies off. The newer baby hair coming in its place is already weakened under the effect of DHT and does not survive, the follicle eventually dies off. Hair on the sides, back, as well as beard and chest hair, tends to be resistant to the damaging effects of DHT. Genetics play a crucial role in determining susceptibility to this pattern of hair loss, which can be exacerbated by the natural aging process converting testosterone to DHT.

Hope and Treatment:

Despite the challenges, there is hope. Correct diagnosis is critical. With the knowledge that DHT is the culprit, we focus on treatments that inhibit its production, using blockage therapy such as specific medications. Additionally, stimulation therapies like Minoxidil, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma), TET (Thread embedding therapies), LED therapy, and vitamins are essential.

Acting swiftly is crucial; once a hair follicle is lost, no amount of therapy can revive it, and balding becomes inevitable. Although there is no cure that can permanently halt hair loss, early intervention with regular stimulation therapies and continuous medical follow-ups can mitigate its progression. Medication breaks and dose adjustments during these follow-ups ensure the treatment remains effective and responsive to the patient’s evolving condition.

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