Hair Loss: Understanding Baldness in Females

Hair Loss: Understanding Baldness in Females

Many people wrongly believe that baldness almost exclusively affects men, but women can experience it, as well. Some differences between male and female hair loss are important to note. These differences can be both physical and mental. A woman experiencing hair loss in Palo Alto may be able to find a solution that will rectify the physical and psychological effects of losing one’s hair — ARTAS® can help.

The Physical Differences Between Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss

Baldness occurs differently in women than it does in men. The most apparent physical difference between males and females is the pattern of hair loss. Women are far less likely to lose all of their hair, and female pattern baldness tends to be more evenly dispersed throughout the head. When men lose their hair, it tends to start at the more frontal parts of their scalp. It is also more common for men to eventually lose all of their hair.

Men frequently start losing their hair at younger ages than women — they often start noticing hair loss between the ages of 30-40. Women who lose their hair start noticing it more into their 40s and 50s.

For both men and women, genetics and aging play a role in hair loss. Sometimes, hormones can affect women’s hair. After going through menopause, a woman may notice the hair on her head thinning while the hair on their face becomes rougher.

The Psychological Effects of Hair Loss on Men and Women 

Balding can have an impact on both the male and female psyche. Both balding men and women experience lowered self-esteem. However, women more often have problems coming to terms with their hair loss. Women frequently end up with a negative opinion of their overall body image as a result of hair loss.

It is more common for men to accept that they are balding — many more men elect not to seek treatment and simply live with their baldness. Women are far less likely to accept hair loss and more likely to try and find ways to cover it up. Although men can also have a poor self-image due to hair loss, women tend to relate their beauty to the state of their hair more heavily. This means that hair loss often has a more severe impact on their self-esteem.

Why Women Experiencing Hair Loss in Palo Alto May Seek Treatment

Women who are losing their hair often feel self-conscious, and it affects their overall mental health. Although many women feel apprehensive about seeking treatment due to self-consciousness, the number of women looking to treat their hair loss is gradually increasing. Women seeking treatment want to feel comfortable with themselves. There are ways to treat hair loss in Palo Alto and beyond. If a woman loses her hair, treatment will make it possible for her to feel confident again and give her a healthy sense of self-worth.

How ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplants Can Help

Dr. David Berman can restore areas with noticeable hair thinning using ARTAS software — a minimally invasive procedure that provides natural-looking and permanent hair transplants. This advanced technology can map out your head, digitally capturing the areas of hair loss and what you would look like with hair grafts in a 3D-like image. This way, you can see how ARTAS can transform your hair before moving forward with the procedure.

Choosing ARTAS technology comes with several benefits, including:

  • Minimized risk of linear scarring
  • Increased precision of graft placement
  • Faster healing and reduced recovery time
  • Quicker, more accurate procedure
  • Enhanced confidence in your hair

Schedule Your Hair Transplant With Us Today

If you are experiencing female pattern hair loss, come see how Dr. Berman can revamp your hair’s fullness with ARTAS. We are based in Palo Alto, California, but have hair clinic locations around the state. Find a clinic near you and reach out to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to helping you achieve your hair goals.

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