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Female Hair Loss

Hair loss affects many individuals and is often caused by age and genetics. Pattern baldness is most often associated with men, but the condition can affect women too. 

Hair loss in women can be caused by a variety of factors and is often passed down through genetics. The most common kind of female hair loss is the same type experienced by men, known as pattern hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia.


The Symptoms

Whilst men experience hair loss at the hairline and top of the head, women with androgenetic alopecia usually see the beginnings of hair loss at the part line. This thinning often progresses gradually from the top of the head to other areas. Although pattern baldness can affect both men and women, it is rare for women to have receding hairlines or to go completely bald.

Using the Ludwig Classification, clinicians categorise the severity of female hair loss into three categories. The first category, type one, is mild hair loss that can be easily hidden by hair styling. The second type is more moderate hair loss characterised by noticeable thinning and widening of the parting line. Type three refers to more severe thinning, with the scalp being visible underneath the hair at the top of the head. Signs of hair loss can include:



    The emergence of bald spots


    Losing clumps of hair


    Overall thinning


    Widening of the part line


    Full-body hair loss

    Causes of female hair loss

    Female hair loss, often influenced by genetics, is commonly attributed to pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Other factors contributing to hair thinning or balding in women include age, alopecia areata, cancer treatments, childbirth, illness, stress, inflammation, iron deficiency, menopause, and certain hairstyles that can pull hair from the roots. Consult with our experts to identify the causes of your hair loss and find the most suitable treatment.


      Female Hair Loss

      Hair loss affects many individuals and is often caused by age and genetics. Pattern baldness is most often associated with men, but the condition can affect women too. It is estimated that female hair loss affects about 50 percent of women at some point in their lives, and it is particularly common after the age of 40.

      Bald spots or thinning hair are often a source of insecurity and can make women feel self-conscious, which can have a negative effect on their overall confidence. Our clinic offers a variety of trusted and effective hair restoration procedures to reverse the effects of female hair loss. We tailor our approach to the needs of each patient to reduce the appearance of balding and help women regain their confidence.




      Personalised Approach

      At Flawless Hair Restoration, we offer a personalised, patient-focused treatment approach. Explore your rejuvenation options with an obligation-free consultation, valued at $150, which is fully redeemable if you proceed with treatment. At your consult, we will:

      Establish your concerns

      And what you hope to achieve

      Provide customised advice

      From trained experts

      Deliver a unique treatment plan,

      Tailored to you and your body

      Highly qualified Doctors

      The treatment is administered by our highly qualified doctors and nurses 


      The symptoms

      Unlike men who experience hair loss at the hairline and top of the head, women with androgenetic alopecia typically begin to notice thinning at the part line, which may gradually spread to other areas. While pattern baldness can affect both genders, women rarely experience receding hairlines or complete baldness.

      Clinicians use the Ludwig Classification to categorize female hair loss into three types: mild hair loss that can be concealed with styling (Type 1), moderate hair loss with noticeable thinning and a widened parting line (Type 2), and severe thinning with visible scalp at the top of the head (Type 3). Signs of female hair loss include bald spots, hair shedding in clumps, overall thinning, widening of the part line, and even full-body hair loss.

        Transplants for female hair loss

        Hair transplants are a common solution for female hair loss, often boosting self-esteem and confidence. We utilize advanced FUE technology, involving the individual extraction of hair follicles from the scalp. These extracted follicles are then re-implanted into areas with hair loss or thinning, using your existing hair to fill bald patches and restore volume.

        Not everyone is a suitable candidate for hair transplants, so a consultation is necessary. Generally, ideal candidates have no medical conditions that would hinder the procedure and possess sufficient hair volume in the donor site, typically the back of the head, for grafting.

          Ideal candidates

          Hair transplants can be beneficial for people seeking to remedy the following hair loss issues:

          • Male pattern baldness
          • Female pattern baldness
          • Alopecia areata
          • Telogen effluvium
          • Hair shaft abnormalities

          Male pattern baldness is typically characterized by thinning on the top of the head or receding of the hairline. Female pattern baldness is similar but usually results in thinning at the crown of the head. These issues are common and can be rectified with a hair transplant.

          Patients with alopecia areata can also benefit from a hair transplant. This is a common autoimmune condition that makes the immune system attack the healthy hair follicles, resulting in small patches of hair loss. Over time, the condition can sometimes result in total hair loss. Additionally, telogen effluvium is a type of hair loss that occurs when the hair fails to initiate its next growth phase. This can often be triggered by environmental circumstances such as surgery, childbirth, and fever. Regardless of the cause of your hair loss, a transplant may be an ideal solution.

          An initial consultation will be necessary to assess your individual condition and suitability for the procedure.

              What to expect

              A hair transplant is considered minimally invasive, which means hairs can be transplanted without major incisions or scarring. It can be performed in one day under a local anaesthetic. The process will not be painful and most patients experience a quick recovery time. The procedure is a three-step process:

              1. Extraction: A device will be used to individually extract hairs from the scalp using micro-incisions.
              2. Harvesting: The clinician will collect enough hair follicle units for transplantation. The number of grafts will vary depending on the individual patient and their preferences.
              3. Implantation: The grafts will be implanted into the thinning area of the scalp to restore volume with a natural appearance.

                  Things to consider

                  Whilst recovery times after FUE hair transplants are usually quick, it is common to experience some mild redness, swelling, and sensitivity in the days afterwards. Pain medication may be prescribed to help manage any discomfort and aid in a smooth recovery. These symptoms should subside within 10 days.

                  As hair takes time to grow, your results may not be noticeable until some months after the procedure. The transplanted hair will begin to shed after a month or so, and new hair will begin growing after about four months.

                      Is female hair loss common?

                      Although balding is usually associated with men, female hair loss is very common. About half of the female population experiences noticeable hair loss at some point throughout their lives.








                          How much daily hair loss is normal?

                          Everyone loses between 50 and 100 strands of hair every day. It is normal to notice strands of hair in your hairbrush or shower drain, and this is not an indication of balding. However, if you start to notice hair coming out in clumps, this could be a sign of more significant hair loss.








                              Am I a good candidate for a hair transplant?

                              Good candidates for hair transplants are usually physically healthy and are seeking a relatively non-invasive method of covering bald spots or thinning areas. A consultation before your procedure will help determine if you are a good candidate and the best approach for your specific condition.








                                  Do I need to take time off afterwards?

                                  Some patients may want to take time off work after their procedure, but most can return to their normal daily activities immediately.