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Hair fall in females is a common problem. It is not actually a "problem" but a normal phenomenon in most cases where there is less than 100 hair shed in a day. Hair grows in cycles ie growing phase, resting phase and shedding phase. We have around 1lakh hair follicles in scalp out of which 0.1% will be in a shedding phase in a given day. Hence, fall of 100 strands a day is considered normal.
Females tend to notice hair fall more because the length of hair is longer. Hence even a few strands of hair looks like a lot when it folds on itself. When there is significant hair fall with diffuse thinning of hair or bald patches, then it is of concern and requires prompt evaluation and treatment.
Ludwig’s grading system is sued to grade female pattern hair loss.
A complete examination and history is important to elucidate the cause for hair loss in females. If the offending factor continues to exist then the condition may progress. A serum ferrtin and TSH level test help in detection of anemia and thyroid disorders respectively.
Medical therapy: This can halt the progression of baldness as well as thicken the calibre of hair present in this area.
Platelet rich plasma therapy: This therapy causes thickening of existing hair.It should be taken monthly for 3 months followed by a maintenance session once every 6 months.
Light therapy: Low level light therapy has shown to improve hair growth by moving the hair in to the growth phase (anagen phase). It also improves blood supply to hair roots and makes hair thicker.
Hair transplantation: When there is thinning of hair in a small area in the front or top aspect of scalp, transplantation of upto 1000 grafts (depending upon area and density desired) is a viable treatment option to cover the scalp. We can harvest larger number of grafts depends on the density of hair in back of scalp (occipital area).
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