Female hair loss is genetic and the most common form of hair loss in women but there are other causes that may need to be diagnosed by a hair loss expert. (See the list of other causes of hair loss below). Often hair loss is temporary such as post pregnancy. In other cases hair loss is due to medications like birth control or high blood pressure treatments which may require a complete medical history to be discovered. There are a number of illnesses that cause hair loss that can be diagnosed and at times treated without surgery.
For women hair loss can be devastating. Fortunately there are a number of good treatments available, both medical and surgical.
Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) and Male pattern hair loss (MPHL) differ in their appearance. Women often have progressive thinning on top of the scalp and retain a hairline.