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The Difference Between Male and Female Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common condition that affects both men and women. While men and women may both experience hair loss, the underlying causes and patterns of hair loss can differ significantly between the sexes.

One major difference between male and female hair loss is the pattern of hair loss. Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is the most common cause of hair loss in men. It is characterized by a receding hairline and thinning of the hair on the top and crown of the head. Male pattern baldness is thought to be influenced by hormones, particularly the male hormone testosterone.

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Female pattern baldness, also known as female androgenetic alopecia, is similar to male pattern baldness, but the hair loss is typically less dramatic and more diffuse. Women with female pattern baldness may notice thinning of the hair on the top of the head, but the hairline typically does not recede.

Other differences between male and female hair loss include the causes and triggers of hair loss. For example, menopause and pregnancy can cause temporary hair loss in women, while stress and certain medications can trigger hair loss in both men and women.

Whether you are experiencing female or male pattern baldness, we have a solution for you! If you are interested in learning more about why you might be experiencing hair loss, or seeking a solution to your hair loss, you can schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our Hair Loss Specialists. For more information, call 317-522-2995 or schedule a free consultation with us.

When you schedule a free consultation at We Grow Hair Indy, you’re meeting with a consultant who has experienced hair loss themselves. Our consultants will compassionately guide you through all of the available hair restoration options so you can decide which treatment is best suited for your needs.

You can read more about hair loss types and causes here.