Treating Female Pattern Hair Loss

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Hair loss is very common hair problem men as well as women face across the globe. It usually crops up in different patterns; and in most cases it can be easily cured. Unlike hair loss in males, women scalp hair loss may usually commence at any age from 50 or later. It may not have any obvious inbred association, and may not crop up in an identifiable “female-pattern alopecia” of disseminate thinning over crown of the scalp.

Though no permanent treatment of hair loss is devised or discovered yet, but some treatment options are there that can improve the condition to a remarkable extent. Few such treatments are discussed below:

Minoxidil Topical Solution

Minoxidil is one of the pattern hair loss treatment options recommended by AAD. It is actually a topical medication that works on hair follicles to converse the shrinking process and speed up new growth over the scalp. Minoxidil, which is approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is safe enough for men as well as women, is sold over-the-counter in 2% and 5% solutions. It should be used forever to continue its efficiency.

According to the recent result, Minoxidil has re-grown hair in 60% of women suffering from female pattern hair loss.

Hair transplant

Another pattern hair loss treatment option is hair transplantation. It is an ideal option for those females experiencing nominal to moderate hair loss. Through a surgical procedure, healthy hair follicles are removed from one area of the scalp and transplanted to the bald areas.

Latest transplanting techniques such as follicular unit grafting and strip harvesting have updated the procedure to give more natural-looking results.

This treatment isn’t efficient for everyone, especially for those with utterly hair-less scalp. The reason being, the presence of can’t use this hair on one area of the scalp is necessary so that they can be transplanted to the other areas of the scalp as well.

Other Treatment Options

Aldactone / Spironolactone, Tagamet / Cimetidine , Cyproterone Acetate, Estrogen/Progesterone, Oral Contraceptives , Izoral / Ketoconazole, Propecia / Proscar and Cyproterone Acetate with Ethinyloestradiol are some other treatment options for getting rid of patterned hair loss.