Genetic hair loss in women is not same as seen in men. Male pattern baldness is occurred on frontal, top and crown areas. There is no hair loss on sides and back of the head. Hairs on these areas are called ‘permanent hair’ and they are used as donor site for hair transplant.
Thinning hair in all areas is one of the most significant symptoms in women. It is called ‘miniaturization’. Miniaturization is a part of hair loss process, and it if the final stage of pre-hair loss.
Since miniaturization affects donor site, it is a debate to have hair transplant for these people. Usually operation is not advised because of the high possibility on loss of transplanted hair.
In order to evaluate operation for hair loss in women, some blood tests are required. Some of these tests are:
- Free T3
- Free T4
- TSH (Thyroid Stimulation Hormone)
After evaluating the test results, your doctor will guide you for the suitable treatment method.