Hair loss in women
Hair loss in women usually begins at menopause. Before this time, DHT is counteracted by estrogen, but when estrogen levels drop, women's hair follicles may also become prone to the effects of DHT. Unlike men, female pattern baldness is marked by thinning throughout the scalp; fully bald spots at the crown are rare. Below you will find a chart detailing the different classes of female pattern baldness.
- Class 1
- Class 2
- Class 3
Female Baldness: The Ludwig Scale
- Type 1 female baldness is the least severe with thinning on the top of the head.
- Type 2 hair loss in women is more significant with areas of the scalp showing through thinning hair.
- Type 3 patients may completely lose hair on the crown of the head. In this case, more donor hair will be required to obtain full coverage.