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Is going bald for woman solves her alopecia ?

Is going bald for woman solves her alopecia ?

A dermatologist will: give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?

I was wondering what's the probability of me becoming bald as a woman if all my men in family are?

FEMALE BALDNESS: No one knows who will become bald even if all the male members of a family are bald. Usually if female members of a family are bald or balding, there is likely a chance that you, too, may show early signs of hairloss. (i don't like to use the term "balding" for women's hairloss or "thinning.". ...Read more

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Does hair thinning at temples guarantee you will go bald in spots if a woman?

Does hair thinning at temples guarantee you will go bald in spots if a woman?

Traction: This can represent a pulled back hair style. If there is no other thinning, such as a widened part or thinning on top. If there ae concerns, blood tests and an evaluation are appropriate. Rogaine (minoxidil) works in a very high percent of women with early thinning. ...Read more

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Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Is female pattern balding and male pattern balding the same thing? Are the causes the same?

Similar: Androgenetic hair loss related to hormones and genetics are quite different for men and for women. Also each individual will have their own variation. With men it begins as a teen and progresses for 20 years or more. Women begin later. Pregnancy, birth control, and menopause are factors. Women thin out on top but do not become completely bald. ...Read more

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Does smoking have anything to do with female balding?

Does smoking have anything to do with female balding?

Smoking and hair : Most people think of smoking as something that only affects the lungs but smoke can affect many parts of the body, including the hair. Cigarette smoke contains up to 4, 000 lethal chemicals. A habitual smoker is constantly surrounded by smoke, and these chemicals can damage the hair follicles that cause the hair to grow. ...Read more

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How can african women grow their hair back after balding and thinning really bad ?

How can african women grow their hair back after balding  and thinning  really bad ?

Depends on reason: Many african women damage their hair with chemicals (temporary breakage can reverse when chemicals stopped) also, certain medical conditions need treatment and hair will re-grow, genetic pattern loss needs growth stimulators like lasers or minoxidil, or transplant procedures. Damaged follicles from years of tight braids may also require transplant to fill in bare or thinning areas. ...Read more

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What is the best hair replacement for balding women?

Follicular Unit HT: If your hair loss is localized to the top, crown and front of the head, you might be a good candidate for follicular unit hair transplantation. This will result in more density of hair in a natural fashion. Minoxidil topical will help stop hair loss and helps provide some hair growth, although limited. ...Read more