In any group of women aged 80 years, 55% will be suffering from significant scalp hair loss.
Female pattern hair loss is often first noticed when the amount of hair falling out each day increases and this results in hair thinning all over the scalp.
The normal amount of hair shed in the course of a day is 50 - 100 hairs. Therefore, women over 50 who experience more than 100 hairs per day may be seeing the effects of FPHL.
What are the causes of 50+ female hair loss?
Scientists believe the causes of hair loss and alopecia in mature women may be linked to the genes we inherit from our parents. Most women with FPHL do not have a hormonal imbalance as the hair loss cause.
How long does it take for female hair loss to progress?
Most commonly it starts happening after the menopause and progresses in 'fits and starts'. A noticeable increase may last for 3 - 6 months and then the amount may stabilize for between 6 - 18 months - until the hair growth cycle begins again. Without the best treatment,it usually progresses towards alopecia (baldness).
Chemical treatments for hair loss
FPHL cannot be cured. However, there are some very useful products on the market. By altering the balance of hormones produced in the body, they are able to prevent it from getting any worse, by slowing down or stopping the hair falling out.
Some treatments for mature women are based on drugs that block the production of certain hormones. These can be taken as tablets and combined with a hormone solution which is massaged into the scalp.
Hormone blocking treatments need to be followed for at least 6 months before they can start having any effect.This sort of treatment varies from country to country as per regulations. Long term medication is usually necessary to continue preventing hair loss. No products can guarantee to make hair grow faster or create thicker hair, but it has been clinically proved that some women do experience hair re-growth.
All hormonal treatments must be prescribed and supervised by a medical doctor.
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