Is Female Pattern Hair Loss Reversible?
Hair loss is a natural process. An average person has around 100,000 to 150,000 hair strands and loses nearly 100 of them every day. Finding hair strands while showering or on a hairbrush while combing is regular. Most women undergo treatment for massive hair loss, but they want to know whether female pattern hair loss can be reversed with treatment. Your hair may regrow, but specific individuals warrant more invasive medical procedures to hair restoration.
At Best Hair Transplant Clinic, Hyderabad, we can restore hair growth for various biological causes, injuries, or certain medications. This article helps to give you information about what types of hair loss is reversible and what are irreversible. Before that, let us know what causes hair loss.
What Causes Female Pattern Hair Loss?
Symptoms in women are usually less severe than in men. They manifest themselves in complete thinning of the hair on the top of the head and hair loss gradually on the central scalp. The reason why women have milder symptoms is because of hormonal differences. Women produce significantly less testosterone than men (on average, about 95% less). Women also produce 60 percent less enzyme 5α-reductase compared to men, which converts testosterone to DHT.
Also, women produce higher levels of another enzyme, aromatase (estrogen synthase), which converts testosterone to the female estradiol hormone. While men also produce small amounts of aromatase. Research shows that aromatase levels in the front and back scalp follicles are four to six times higher in women than in men, which is why women rarely lose hair in this area.
What causes hair loss?
Most of us can experience hair loss due to various biological, ecological, or psychological reasons. This includes:
- Hormones: Such as excess androgen production (male hormones present in men and women) and hormonal changes in labor and pregnancy.
- Diseases such as lupus, diabetes, iron deficiency, anemia, or certain eating disorders can affect hair loss.
- Genetics can increase the likelihood of someone experiencing baldness, male or female.
- Some drugs: Including chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, certain blood pressure medications, and oral contraceptives, can also cause hair thinning or hair loss.
- Scalp trauma, including surgical scars, head injuries, or other scalp disorders.
- Autoimmune diseases such as alopecia areata attack healthy hair follicles, but hair can be restored.
- Diet or malnutrition can contribute to hair loss.
- Cosmetic procedures such as hair bleaching, tight hair, or chemical hair treatments can severely damage the scalp and cause damage to the follicles or hair loss. However, it is essential to note that damage to hair alone does not often cause baldness.
Hair loss conditions:
While gradual hair loss is a normal part of aging, excessive loss, or baldness is an essential problem for many people. Hair loss can be divided into two categories: temporary and permanent.
- Temporary Hair loss is usually caused by excessive stress, malnutrition, hormonal imbalance, or endocrine dysfunction. It can often be changed within six months to two years after the root cause is eliminated.
- Permanent hair loss: This is caused due to genetics and is considered irreversible.
A condition of hair loss that cannot be Irreversible naturally:
The following conditions are generally considered to be inherently irreversible, and treatments such as FUE or other hair transplantation methods are treatments that are needed to restore natural-looking hair growth.
- Alopecia Involution: This is a common condition where hair becomes thinner as we age.
- Androgenetic alopecia: This genetic disease is often described as female or male pattern baldness. Men can experience significant hair loss since their teens, while women usually experience hair loss between the ages of 40 and 50 years.
- Alopecia scars: Permanent hair loss can occur in certain skin diseases such as fungal infections, acne, folliculitis, or other scalp infections. Besides, some cosmetic procedures can damage scalp tissue and cause permanent hair loss.
Reversible Hair loss conditions:
Some forms of hair loss can be reversed naturally without invasive hair restoration techniques. Best Hair Transplant Clinic doctors can determine the cause of hair loss and whether it can be reversed naturally or through more invasive restoration techniques. Reversible conditions include most hair loss due to diet, medication, or temporary illness and include:
- Alopecia areata: Usually occurs suddenly, this condition causes uneven hair loss in young adults or children. Sometimes this causes total baldness, but for many patients, natural hair growth returns in just a few years.
- Trichotillomania: This psychological condition also often occurs in young adults and children, causing patients to pull their hair, causing follicle damage and hair loss. After the behavior is treated, hair growth can usually return to normal.
- Telogen Effluvium: When the natural cycle of hair growth changes causes periods of hair loss, and intense thinning, resulting in a thin or bald appearance. It is usually a temporary, reversible condition after the stage of hair growth has developed.
Many women who experience hair loss, especially those who have spots, lose hope. They tried everything, a vast amount of money was invested in drugs, herbs, creams, injections, and empty promises. Those who suffer from hair loss, along with autoimmune hair loss, will see new growth in about three months with improved nutrition, lifestyle changes, and hormonal balancing. Female pattern hair loss is not reversible with hair transplant treatment.
Hair loss can occur for various reasons. If you make an appointment with doctors at Best Hair Transplant Clinic, you can rediscover the causes of hair loss and the most innovative and effective treatment for restoring healthy hair. We look forward to speaking with you soon. Contact us 040 49540202 / 8331020202.