Female Hair Loss
Hair loss has become part of female reality as well, as nowadays it increasingly concerns women as well, compared to previous years.
The sensitive issue of female hair loss concerns approximately 15% of women, but 40% of all female hair loss cases concern women after the age of 40. After the age of 50, more than half of all women notice remarkable signs of hair loss.
Commonly, the majority of cases concerns the decades 20-30 and 40-50.
The aesthetic dimension of hair loss is a matter of particular concern for the women involved, as it has an emotional impact on all fields of a woman΄s life. Hair is a capital element of female appearance and preservation of its health and beauty is pursued by all women.
At BERGMANN KORD, we have created a specialized FEMALE HAIR LOSS DEPARTMENT that enables us to offer the best possible individualized solutions to every woman experiencing hair loss.
Differences between male- female hair loss
The variations between male and female hair loss have not been completely identified yet. But i) different hormonal levels in the organism of each gender and ii) the intense hormonal fluctuations of the female organism (pregnancy, menopause), contribute a lot to the existence of differences.
The basic differences between male and female hair loss are described below:
I. Female hair loss takes places in a circular sequence of phenomena and is more sensitive to external influences and medicines.
II. Regarding men, 3 factors are involved in bringing about androgenetic alopecia: genetic predisposition, androgens (male hormones) and aging. As for women, female pattern hair loss can appear at any age and is not always directly related with age.
III. In men affected by heredity, hormonal influence occurs due to testosterone and its derivatives, while in female hair loss other hormones have an impact on hair follicles.
IV. In women, vulnerable to hormones hair follicles are dispersed all over the scalp, while in men they lie on the front and upper part of the scalp. Moreover, women usually preserve the frontal line as opposed to men where the frontal hairline is usually the first part of the scalp influenced by hair loss.
V. Androgenetic Alopecia in men and women is illustrated by different patterns (Male Pattern Hair Loss / Female Pattern Hair Loss).
VI. The most common cause of hair loss in women is hormonal disorders.