Learn more about hair loss in women

THE hair lossso common among men, is also of great concern to the female world. There are hundreds of different types of hair loss in women.

25% of women suffer from some form of alopecia.

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We review the most common types of alopecia in women and their characteristics.

Scar type hair loss in women

cicatricial alopecia is due to a inflammatory process that attacks the hair follicle, where the stem cells and the sebaceous gland are located.

It could be caused by genetic factors scalp diseases or autoimmune disease the latter is likely what happened to Jada Pinkett-Smith.

It can also happen due to scars , burns or wounds that damage the scalp, creating scar tissue that prevents new hair from growing.

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When the cause is a disease of the scalp, the treatments dermatological are used to stabilize the disorder.

But when it comes to scars, burns or other skin damage, there is no other solution than to have a Hair Transplant.

seasonal fall type

You may have wondered why the hair falls more in the autumn . There is an explanation: we have between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs that go through a specific life cycle: they are born, grow up and go through the resting phase.

Between 10-15% resting phase hair ends to fall . Which causes lose 100 hairs naturally every day.

In autumn there is a higher percentage of hair in the resting phase, so we notice that our hair falls more, although after three or four months they grow again.

In autumn, it can be scary to see more hair falling than in other seasons, especially if we have long hair, because it is more visible. professional, who will diagnose if it is something more than a simple renovation.

androgenetic alopecia

alopecia androgenetic or alopecia androgenetic also called common baldness is the most common type of alopecia in men, although it also occurs in women.

affect 40% men and 10% women and is mainly due to genetic or hormonal causes.

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It is more common in them because in this type of alopecia, androgens a male hormone finest hair .

It consists of a rapid and abundant hair loss which usually starts with a retraction at the hairline resulting in the classic retraction of the hair and at the top of the head.

It usually gets worse between 30 and 40 years and there is no effective treatment to combat it, although its progression can be stopped by preventive treatments.

Frontal fibrosing alopecia

Although androgenic alopecia is the most common, more and more cases of frontal fibrotic alopecia are observed in women, especially in the post-menopausal phase.

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It consists of an indentation in the hairline at the forehead, as if it were a band of head . Hair loss is slow and gradual and there comes a time when it can stabilize.

The causes can be hormonal there is therefore more risk after menopause, and it is suspected that there may be a component autoimmune .

The signs that can alert for this type of alopecia are the loss of eyebrow hair or the appearance of hardness on the temples or in the front area of ​​the hairline.

It can be treated with medication, corticosteroids , hair mesotherapy or platelet-rich plasma that slows down the inflammatory process responsible for hair loss. This stabilizes the alopecia, but lost hair is not recovered .

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It is characterized by a loss of capillary density homogeneous and generalized throughout the head.

The size of the hair follicle, the cavity where hair grows, is reduced, making it become thinner and weaker it is therefore lost very quickly.

The causes may be related to thyroid disease or lack of nutrients such as zinc Where the iron . Unlike other types of alopecia, hair loss can be reversible and temporary .

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