A typical pattern of partial baldness can be seen in menopausal females which is known as Female pattern baldness (FPB) OR Female pattern hair loss (FPHL). FPB can affect women in any age group but more commonly, it occurs after menopause or at pre menopausal stage. Female hair loss
process is not constant. It is not uncommon to have excess hair loss for 3-6 months, followed by periods of stability lasting 6-18 months. Progress of FPB can be variable in each individual. For females, to look good is to feel good so hair loss causes psychological distress and depression especially for menopausal females. In most cases, FPB is known as permanent type of changes. The chances of re-growth are always poor with any medical treatment. There are thousands of commercial products available in the market but most of them are known as placebo treatments.
No commercial product which is approved as 100% cure for female pattern baldness. Conventional doctors are using topical minoxidil, finasteride, vitamin pills, laser treatment, PRP treatment etc. However modern treatment does not give permanent recovery in such type of hair loss
and it has side effects too. Minoxidil
has been proved less effective and it has some adverse reactions like burning of the scalp, erythema, scaling, pruritis, dermatitis, tissue damage etc. PRP
treatment is too costly and also gives temporary re-growth only. Vitamin supplement
will not help , unless you are deficient in certain vitamins. Hormone replacement therapy
is unlikely to reverse the hair loss.