Common Reasons for Hair Loss In Women

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What Are The Common Reasons For Female Hair Loss?

Androgenic Alopecia (AA)

In women as in men, the most likely cause of scalp hair loss is androgenic alopecia. Female pattern baldness can occur at any age. Most commonly women notice thinning in the scalp beginning in the fifth decade of life. As opposed to men, women tend to keep a frontal and temporal hairline. Female pattern baldness tends to affect the vertex of the scalp in an anterior to posterior direction. The hair recedes from a central region, moving outward.

Medical Disorders

Conditions such as hypothyroidism can cause hair loss in women. You should consult your doctor if you believe your hair loss is due to a medical disorder

Stressful Events

This commonly includes pregnancy or illness.

Iron/Vitamin Deficiency

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Treatment For Female Hair Loss

For many women, hair loss treatment begins with identifying the cause. Ruling out medical disorders such as hypothyroidism is important prior to discussing hair transplant procedures. In cases of female related androgenic alopecia women may be candidates for both medical and procedural treatments.

Minoxidil 2% shampoo is an approved medicine for treatment of female androgenic alopecia. Finasteride 1 mg and Minoxidil 5% are currently not indicated for women. Another nonsurgical treatment for female AA is laser light therapy. Depending on the distribution and severity of the hair loss women are frequently candidates for hair transplants. At Kolstad Hair Restoration we offer:

Surgical Treatments

Learn about the surgical treatments, such as FUT and FUE transplants, that we offer in La Jolla.

Non-Surgical Treatments

We offer a variety of non-surgical options to treat female hair loss.


To learn more about female hair loss treatment options in La Jolla, CA, call our office today!