Hair loss for a woman is more common to be a medical issue, but the emotional distress can be higher as it is not considered normal and their hair is an expression of personality. Initially the problems can be masked by dying the hair and styling the hair differently but this does not resolve the suffering that can occur and the social withdrawal.
For most women who are affected by the typical hereditary hair loss the hair on the back of the head remains relatively thick. Visible thinning usually affects the top of the head where naturally most women keep good hair. Because the donor area in women is slightly smaller than that of a man it is important that the limited donor hair in used in strategic areas to gain the look of fullness.
It is vital the correct diagnosis is made prior to any treatment; possible reasons can vary greatly from diet, stress, hormonal changes and infection, malfunction of the thyroid gland, reactions to medications or iron deficiency to name a few.
A blood test is recommended to ascertain whether the hair loss is caused by a systemic medical problem, if the case a hair transplant may not be an option to treat the hair loss. On the right candidate a hair transplant can make a dramatic improvement in the cosmetic appearance and confidence of a woman.