Female Pattern Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia)
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Female pattern hair loss, known as androgenetic alopecia, is the counterpart of the more widely recognized male pattern hair loss. Unlike men with a receding hairline and hair loss on the top and front, female pattern hair loss presents with the widening of the part line, which can progress to generalized thinning. The condition is hereditary. In addition to genetics, hormones may also play a role. The onset is typically around or shortly after menopause, and the condition progresses slowly. While no cure exists, various treatment options are available to slow the progression, including topical therapies, oral medications, and/or hair transplantation. Low-level light therapy and platelet-rich plasma are additional treatment options that may be pursued.