Dr Ophelia Dr Ophelia

Female pattern hair loss

Female pattern hair loss / androgenetic alopecia

Hair thinning can be devastating for women. It is also exceedingly common, with approximately 40% of women showing signs of genetic and hormonal related hair thinning (also known as female patterned hair loss) by the age of 50. It is also associated with polycystic ovaries, hormonal contraceptives and therapies. Sometimes this form of hair thinning can be ‘unmasked’ following stress related periods of hair shedding.

Dr Ophelia will make a diagnosis clinically and discuss the many treatment options including topical treatments, hormonal and hair growth tablets, and platelet rich fibrin (PRF).