If you think that hair loss is a male problem, you’re wrong: in fact, almost 40% of people affected by hair thinning are women. In your case, instead of producing entries it is more common for the line to widen or to lose hair at the crown.
Discovering female alopecia
Regardless of their sex, hair loss or female alopecia, as it should be called, can be due to a large number of factors, such as having the gene that makes us susceptible to baldness, a hormonal imbalance or a disease. Fortunately, it can also be a temporary situation caused by stress or pregnancy that affects the capillary growth cycle. As a general rule, most people have about 100 000 hairs, each of which grows from a single follicle with a speed of 1 cm per month and then rests up to six years before falling off and being replaced by a new hair A problem occurs when the hair falls faster than the hair replacement, if the hair is thinner or if it does not grow beyond the scalp.
There are several types of female alopecia that affect women, and each has different causes and symptoms. Here are some of them:
- Female cicatricial alopecia : Cicatricial alopecia is the result of complications caused by diseases such as lichen planus or lupus erythematosus, which cause the death of the follicle and prevent the hair from growing back naturally.
- Female alopecia areata: Alopecia areata can occur at any age but, for some reason, affects mainly adults under 20 years old and causes uncovered areas of hair. It is believed to be hereditary and may be due to a malfunction of the immune system. Luckily, this disease is usually temporary and the hair grows back after about a year.
- Female androgenic alopecia: Androgenic alopecia does not usually affect men but it is very common in women and causes thinning of the hair on the entire scalp. This female alopecia is caused by the male hormones (androgens) that women have in very small amounts and whose number has increased for some reason. It can be something hereditary or due to the use of the contraceptive pill, menopause or even Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which reduces the size of the hair follicles and causes thinning of the hair.
- Female alopecia as telogen effluvium: Telogen effluvium may be due to severe concussions or traumatic disorders such as stress, births or surgical operations, and interrupts the hair growth cycle, which causes most of the follicles to pass to the resting phase (telogen) in place of the growth phase. Hair begins to fall about six weeks after the stress situation. It often does so in handfuls, which is known as telogen effluvium and can last for several months or even years. Telogen effluvium may be due to cellular changes caused by treatments such as chemotherapy, which attack the hair follicles during their growth phase and cause immediate hair loss.
Capillary grafts are often limited and result in fractured capillary growth. If you are concerned about the fall or thinning of your hair, you should consult a specialist so that he can inform you about the possible cause and hair treatments available. Some cases can be improved by using hair treatments for non-invasive women. However, there is a series of surgical techniques that can be used to recover the ancient splendor of your hair in a single day as an external patient.