Female pattern hair loss

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Female pattern hair loss treatment in Lahore Pakistan is available at our clinic. It is important to know the exact cause of thinning or shedding before suggesting you any remedy. There is a common perspective that the beauty of a person lies in his hair. From centuries, men and women are putting their efforts to maintain the beauty. But almost many of us experienced an awful situation i.e. alopecia. Alopecia (baldness) is a condition in which hair are lost from entire body or some parts of body leading to baldness. Many factors are associated with alopecia. The most common are genetics, medical conditions, hormonal imbalance, stress, trauma and radiation therapy. A genetic condition called androgenic alopecia effect both genders. In men, it is called male pattern and in women it is named as female pattern hair loss (FPHL). It is characterized by reduction in density and overall decrease in hair volume of women.

Female pattern hair loss

Female hair loss pattern clinical presentation

There are three clinical manifestation

In first clinical presentation, the patient presents with diffuse thinning of parietal areas of both sides and vertex area. In this type, the anterior hairline remains intact.

Second clinical manifestation includes Christmas tree appearance, the hair loss in a triangular form in the frontal and temporal areas of scalp.

Some women present with true baldness at the vertex region and recession of hairline at frontal and temporal areas. The third one is a rare manifestation in women but common in males.


It has onset with puberty in women and its incidence increases with age.25% of women suffer from this at age of 49 years and 50% of them are affected at age of 79 years.

Factors causing women pattern hair loss 

Androgen is considered as the predisposing factor and many non androgenic factors are also associated with it. In women, follicles are miniaturized and converted to vellus hair with short cycle lacking anagen phase. The vellus hair have short shafts and hence incomplete areas of baldness is present in females accompanied by microinflammation that is different scaring alopecia.


It is found that Female pattern hair loss do not exist alone but many other medical conditions are associated with it. Most common among them are polycystic ovarian syndrome, metabolic syndrome characterized by insulin resistance, hyperprolactinemia, hypertension and obesity. Several heart diseases like carotid disease and coronary artery disease have been reported to link with it.


Patient’s past medical history, history of thinning that start with increase loss of hair at start and become progressive and physical examination of patient helps in diagnosing it correctly. Laboratory tests are not usually required for diagnosing it.

Female pattern hair loss treatment in Lahore Pakistan

Treatment aims to reverse or inhibit follicles regression. Its treatment options are categorized into two types involving local and systemic treatment. Local treatment include topical drugs, the most effective one is Minoxidil, it promote hair follicles by vasodilatory effect of minoxidil it can be used by both genders. Ketoconazole, melatonin and some combination therapies are known to be other effective topical treatments available for this problem.

Systematic treatment e.g. finasteride, dutasteride and spironolactone have limited indications to use for FPHL and many of them are under investigations.

Hair transplantation is the ultimate solution for Females pattern alopecia in those women where medical treatment fails to get desired results. It can be performed either by follicular unit transfer or by follicular unit extraction, later being more common.

The treatment goal is to regrow the lost hair to some extend and preferably stop the shedding. But it is important to mention here that the moderate to severe form of it is not a reversible condition. Treatment takes some time to start acting that may be probably one year.

Preventive measures

Preventive measures include protection from breakage and shedding. Some common protection tips are eating balanced diet, taking alternative medications that do not cause hair fall, avoiding chemicals e.g. bleach, heat and dyes, limiting sun exposure and smoking.

latest treatments in Lahore

There are different kinds of treatments available like PRP, stem cell, hair restoration surgery and mesotherapy.

Female pattern hair loss treatment cost in Lahore

It depends upon the cause and cost is charged according to the treatment. For example, PRP therapy will cost you 8000 Rs to 10,000 Rs. Hair restoration surgery cost range is 75000 Rs to 150,000 Pak Rupee. 

Who is an expert doctor for female pattern hair loss treatment in Lahore Pakistan?

Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry is a specialist who treats women baldness in Lahore Pakistan for the last 23 years very successfully through hair transplant surgery. To get his expert opinion you may send close up photos through WhatsApp

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