Male Pattern Baldness
Female Pattern Baldness arrow
Premature Hair Loss
Post-natal Hair Loss
Grey Hair
Patches Baldness
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Scalp Aging
What is Female Pattern Baldness?

Female Pattern Baldness is the most common type of hair loss in women. It usually follows a typical pattern of overall thinning on the crown. The typical pattern of female pattern baldness is different from male pattern baldness.

The patterns of hair loss in women are not as easily recognizable as compared to men. It may not have any obvious hereditary association, and may not occur in a recognizable 'female-pattern baldness' of diffuse thinning over the top of the scalp.

A woman who notices the beginning of hair loss may not be sure if the loss is going to be temporary or permanent. For example, if there has been a recent event, such as pregnancy or illness that may be associated with female pattern baldness. The hair thins all over the head, but the frontal hairline is maintained. There may be a moderate loss of hair on the crown, but this rarely progresses to total or near baldness as it may in men.

Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5
Generalized thinning with discrete areas of baldness in the frontal and crown vertex area. Global diffuse thinning without discrete areas of baldness. Frontal temporal recession typically seen in male pattern baldness. Scarring baldness. Medical and hormonal causes(usually not surgically treated).