Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Female Hair Loss Treatment

Women, do you think that you might be losing hair? Does it seem as though you have seen alot of hair on the brush lately? Does your scalp appear to be thinning more than most ladies? Chances are that you are a women who is experiencing female hair loss. Here, you will learn how much hair is normal to lose, the patterns in which hairloss in women can occur in, and whether or not a transplant will work for you.
How much of a loss is too much?

If you have noticed that you have been losing hair lately, you are probably wondering how much is normal to lose and how much is too much. It is normal for a person to lose between fifty and one hundred strands of hair a day. If you notice what seems to be a significantly larger amount of hair fall than this, you are most likely experiencing female hair loss.

Female pattern baldness?

There are several ways in which women's hair loss can occur. The first and most common way is when the hair begins to thin from the top in a gradual manner, directly behind the hair line. This is referred to as the Ludwig pattern. The second most common way that hair is lost is when the women experiences hair loss due to telogen effluvium. With this condition, hair is lost in a pattern so that the hair thins from the front hairline to the crown. Another common pattern in which hair is lost is when it occurs throughout the entire scalp. This hair loss pattern is referred to as diffuse alopecia, and is by far the most serious female hair loss pattern. Another rare way in which hair loss can occur is in a “Christmas tree pattern,” where the hair thins in a zigzagged sort of pattern on the top. There is much evidence that now supports the role of DHT in the gradual thinning and miniaturization of hair follicles.

Do hair transplants work for everyone who experiences female hair loss?

Although it would be wonderful if hair transplants worked for everybody who received them that were going through hair loss, this is not the case. Majority of the time, these transplants work the best for women whose hair has been lost in the Ludwig pattern. Ladies that experience diffuse alopecia pattern are not suitable for hair transplants. There is not enough hair that is donated that is suitable enough to be transplanted into a person who has lost their hair in the diffuse alopecia pattern.