Female pattern hair loss, which is thinning on the top of the head and crown only, is the most common type of hair loss in women. Its effects are noticed as the hair becomes thinner, weaker, more fragile, and shorter. This type of hair loss can often be linked to genetics, just as with men who suffer from male pattern baldness. The hair follicles are sensitive to DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which causes them to miniaturize and fall out. This type of hair loss can be treated with both surgical and non-surgical solutions. Effective treatments for female hair loss include platelet-rich plasma, non-surgical hair grafting, laser therapy, hair shampoos and supplements, hair transplants, and micropigmentation.