When it comes to baldness and hair loss, we often think and talk about men, however, women are also often affected. At Ink 2 Scalp, we specialize in Scalp Micropigmentation and see a lot of people that are experiencing hair loss. Today, we’re discussing female pattern baldness (also known as Androgenetic Alopecia) and how Scalp Micropigmentation in our SMP Studio at Whitby, Ontario can help. If you have any additional questions about female pattern baldness or our SMP treatment near you, feel free to reach out. We are always happy to help.
About Androgenetic Alopecia
Female pattern baldness, also commonly referred to as ”androgenetic alopecia”, is hair loss that affects women around the world. Female pattern baldness is similar to male pattern baldness, except that women tend to lose their hair in a different pattern than men do. As women age, hair loss is actually normal, about 66% of women will experience hair loss following menopause, with less than half of women making it past 65 with a full head of hair. Female pattern baldness is more common after menopause, however, it can occur earlier in life, meaning hormones are likely responsible. If you notice you are losing hair earlier in life, we highly recommend visiting a dermatologist and your doctor for a proper diagnosis.
Preventing Female Pattern Baldness
Interested in preventing female pattern baldness? While it can be hereditary, there are some things you can do to help, such as:
Eat a healthy diet full of leafy greens and beans.
Avoid hair treatments that damage hair (straightening, bleaching, perms, dyes).
Ask a doctor about medication that can prevent hair loss.
Avoid wearing hats.
Wear your hair in healthy hairstyles to avoid damaging your hair and roots.
Whitby SMP for Women
Scalp Micropigmentation can be a wonderful option for both men and women that are experiencing pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia). During treatment, problem areas are addressed using microneedles and specialized ink, creating the illusion of a more full, dense head of hair.