Is Hair Loss Mainly an Issue for Men?

Hair loss is an issue that affects both men and women. The most important step for both male and female pattern baldness is to first identify the cause and then seek assistance for treatment of underlying conditions, if necessary, and then enlist the help of a hair restoration specialist.

Alopecia, meaning the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows, is another word for “baldness” that you may have heard before. Androgenic alopecia is the medical term for male or female pattern baldness. There are also other forms of alopecia that both men and women may experience:

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own hair follicles.

Alopecia Totalis is another form of hair loss, except this condition causes complete loss of hair on the scalp.

Alopecia Universalis is the most severe form of hair loss. This condition involves loss of all hair, including eyelashes and eyebrows.

During some of the forms of alopecia, the hair follicles may still be alive and are still able to regrow hair. Sometimes hair begins to grow again after only a few months. Although in most cases, the hair loss may be permanent.

Female Pattern Baldness

Female pattern baldness is just as common as male pattern baldness. Typically, factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, medications, stressful events, hair styles and hair products cause hair loss among women. Hair loss in women often times has a greater impact on a woman’s emotions and quality of life. Most women feel like hair loss is not as socially acceptable as it is for men, which results in lack of confidence.

Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness typically begins at the temples and crown of the head. For some men, it’s just one bald spot. For others, they experience their hairlines receding to form an “M”. According to the America Hair Loss Association, by the age of 35 two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of hair loss. By the age of 50, about 85% of men have significantly thinning hair.


Where you are experiencing male or female pattern baldness, Utah Hair MD offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

  • Scalp Micropigmentation
  • FUE Hair Transplant
  • FUT Hair Transplant
  • Supplements
  • Prescriptions and prescription products containing finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine)

To learn more about hair restoration options for both men and women in SLC, Utah, please call our office at 801-776-2220 or contact us HERE.

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