If you have been given the news that you have FPHL – Female Pattern Hair Loss or Alopecia, Scalp MicroPigmentation can help.
Female pattern baldness is generally permanent hair loss with limited treatment options, and while some medications, lifestyle and food choices can help, most turn to camouflaging.
Female Pattern Hair Loss affects one in three women, Hair loss can occur in women for reasons other than female pattern baldness, including the following:
- Temporary shedding of hair that may occur after surgery, pregnancy or after a major illness (telogen effluvium)
- Breaking of hair (from such things as styling treatments and twisting or pulling of hair)
- Patchy areas of total hair loss (alopecia areata – an immune disorder causing temporary hair loss)
- After chemotherapy and from some other medications
- Certain skin condition
- Hormonal imbalance (excess testosterone or thyroid hormone imbalance)
- Iron or vitamin deficiency
- Diseases like diabetes or Lupus
If you are after a simple camouflage option, Scalp MicroPigmentation can certainly help well to create the illusion of a fuller head of hair.
Scalp Micropigmentation is here if you need it – it is a permanent camouflage for the scalp so that you don’t see through to the skin colour beneath the thinning hair.
The typical pattern of female pattern baldness is different from that of male pattern baldness. The hair thins all over the head, but the frontal hairline is maintained. There may be a moderate loss of hair on the crown, but this rarely progresses to total or near baldness as it may in men.
The high contrast between a dark hair and a light scalp below is the most obvious combination. We can treat white hair, blonde as well as brown and black by reducing this contrast with layering pigment on the scalp therefore reducing the light scalp colour showing through the hair. If you have used hair thickening fibres or coloured hair spray before then this can give the same illusion only permanent if these are placed down on the scalp. Some ladies will colour their hair leaving the tint or colour to stain their skin – if this sounds like you, the Scalp MicroPigmentation is a more permanent treatment for this style of result.
Although never as severe as in males, female hair loss or female pattern baldness is nevertheless quite common and is said to affect one in three ladies.
Female hair loss is usually inherited from somewhere in the family and has a recognisable pattern. The loss is worst at the front, just behind the fringe and still grows strong at the back. Sometimes no preceding females with hair loss can be identified but the pattern of loss speaks of a genetic origin.
As a precaution, blood tests are necessary to exclude other diseases, metabolic conditions, hormone imbalances etc which can cause female hair loss but the pattern with these conditions is different. This can be arranged through Scalp MicroPigmentation Adelaide’s visiting doctor.
A diffuse thinning of varying degree, it is usually worse in the frontal area. There is commonly a family history of it, beginning sometimes as early as puberty, and as can be imagined is often associated with anxiety.
Scalp MicroPigmentation is a simple, surgical and medication free solution to help camouflage female pattern hair loss. Female balding can be very distressing, our options can help you regain a little hair confidence.
Female pattern thinning is a completely different condition to male pattern baldness as it is not caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is characterised by gradual thinning with age but almost never proceeds to total baldness.
Fortunately, the hair at to the crown is usually spared and can be used for transplantation as in males.
Minoxidil solution helps a little, but Finasteride (Proscar, Propecia, Finnacar) fail to provide clinical benefits to most woman with hair loss – reinforcing the presumption that a pathway not involving HDT is involved.
Although the subset of woman who suffer from hyperandrogenic conditions will experience pattern hair loss, often in a pattern similar to MPHL and may therefore benefit from antiandrogen therapy and/or PRP, this group does not appear to represent the majority of woman suffering from hair loss.