How Female and Male Pattern Baldness Differ and How to Remedy Each

Hair loss can impact more than your scalp, it can ruin your self esteem. For many, hair represents youth and vitality, and the loss of hair signals the onset of aging. If your hair is thinning, don't wait until it's all but gone to seek help. Call a hair transplant specialist! These physicians know everything about the scalp. They can help you regain your self confidence.

What causes pattern baldness?

Aging is the most common cause of hair loss for both men and women. And it’s usually hereditary. If one or both of your parents experienced hair loss, you're more likely to see baldness too. In some instances, medications can cause hair loss. So can hormonal changes, stress, radiation, chemotherapy, and even certain hairstyles.

Male pattern baldness

Male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, affects half of adult men over the age of 50. And can start as early as a man’s teen years. When hair follicles shrink, hair stops growing. And so begins the balding process.

Hair loss in men typically starts with a slow recession of the hairline at the temples. Followed by hair loss behind the crown of the head. In advanced stages, the hair loss resembles a horseshoe. Running from above one ear down around the lower back of the head and back up the opposite ear.

Hair transplants for men

A hair transplant is usually the best solution for male pattern baldness. Traditionally, a doctor takes healthy follicles from elsewhere on your scalp. And then grafts them where you're experiencing baldness. These healthy follicles continue to grow hair, giving you more coverage.

We use a Direct Follicle Implant (DFI) hair transplant process. We remove individual follicles from the part of your scalp with the most hair growth. Then, we implant those healthy follicles in the balding areas of your scalp. This process is much less invasive.

Female pattern hair loss

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) doesn't typically start until you're in your 40s, 50s, or 60s. FPHL doesn’t cause the same hair loss pattern as men. Instead, hair thins across the entire scalp. Hormone changes might be to blame. Some women experience hair loss after switching birth control or entering menopause. Having a baby or getting pregnant can also trigger temporary loss.

Hair restoration for women

Women can also undergo a hair transplant process. The DFI method is particularly beneficial because it's so precise. Not only do we target areas of hair loss, we also target areas where hair is thinning. This creates a more uniformed and full look.

If you're struggling with hair loss, talk to one of our specialists at Eternal Hair and Esthetics. Call us at 973-307-9488 or contact us for a consultation today.

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