Female pattern hair loss (FPHL)

Hair loss in women is becoming common as it is in men. Recent studies revealed that 40% of women show significant signs of hair loss by the age of 50, and more than 50% of women go completely bald by the age of 80. Hair loss in women is more distressing than in men because it is not socially acceptable.

Just like in men, the main culprits of hair loss in women are genes, and other factors including hormonal imbalance, aging, nutritional deficiency, pregnancy, childbirth and traction alopecia.

The hair loss caused by genes in women is called as Androgenic Alopecia or Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL). It is a hereditary condition in which a diffuse hair thinning occurs all over the scalp.

Signs of Female Pattern hair loss

Female pattern hair loss forms a different type of hair loss pattern than male pattern hair loss, which starts by receding the frontal hairline and gradually cover the whole scalp making an “M” shaped pattern. However, in female pattern hair loss,  hair thinning from all over the scalp is visible. Unlike men, it is not common for women to go bald in this condition.

What causes female pattern hair loss

This type of hair loss is transferred from parents to their Children. there are numerous genes responsible for causing this hair loss condition. If you are suffering from female pattern hair loss, it means that one of your ancestors had also suffered from this condition.

How to identify whether you have female pattern baldness?

You may not be able to identify the condition by yourself. So, we recommend visiting a hair specialist in your vicinity. Hair specialists are expert in determining the behavior of your hair loss and the main culprits behind it. The specialist will tell you whether you are suffering from (FPHL) or not because there can be many other reasons for your hair loss.

How to treat female pattern baldness?

Since the female pattern hair loss is actually a diffuse pattern hair loss, it makes you an unsuitable candidate for hair transplant and trichologists in Dubai suggest treating this condition with non-surgical hair loss treatments.


Minoxidil is a topical remedy for female pattern hair loss recommended by most hair experts. It is effective but requires long-term usage to display the results. You will need to use it regularly for one year to see any results. Moreover, it has many side effects associated with it including the itchy scalp, irritation, dryness and redness of the scalp.

Plasma Injections

This is an innovative FPHL treatment that uses your own blood. It starts by drawing a sample of blood. The obtained sample is placed into a special apparatus which separates Platelet-rich plasma from that blood. This PRP is then injected in the scalp by a series of injections.

This new remedy has been proved effective for a maximum number of people who underwent it. It is considered as the best women hair loss treatment in Dubai.

Laser hair therapy

Laser hair therapy is also an effective treatment for female pattern hair loss. It works by improving the circulation of blood in your scalp. As a result, the hair follicles get more growth factors than before.

The procedure is done by using an FDA approved hair comb called as “HairMax laser band”. It is very easy to use and you can undergo laser hair therapy while sitting in your own home.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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