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Mistakenly thought to be a strictly male disease, women make up a significant percentage of American hair loss sufferers. In female pattern hair loss some excess loss of hair is noted, but gradual thinning is the reason women seek professional advice from a physician hair restoration specialist. Normal hair shedding is approximately 100-150 hairs per day, in female pattern hair loss the shedding substantially increases and becomes more evident. The affected areas uniformly grow back smaller in diameter (miniaturize). The hair that takes place in the affected area will appear fuzzy and invisible (peach fuzz).
Patterns of female baldness can vary considerably in appearance. Patterns that may occur include:
- Diffuse thinning over the entire scalp
- Diffuse thinning other the entire scalp, with more noticeable thinning toward the front of the scalp
Hair loss in women can be absolutely devastating for self image and emotional well-being. Fortunately, with the new innovative techniques hair restoration has to offer women are now able to achieve permanent growth with the new follicular unit and minigraft techniques