Male and Female Hair Loss

Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss. There are many different types of hair loss with different causes. Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss affecting men. Hair loss can also affect women ( Female-pattern baldness). For both men and women, coping with hair loss can be difficult.

Male-pattern baldness follows a pattern of a receding hairline, followed by thinning of the hair on the crown and temples. With female-pattern baldness, hair usually only thins on top of the head in a “T” or inverted “T” shape. Male and female-pattern baldness may also be called androgenic or androgenetic alopecia. Male-pattern baldness runs in families. It is not clear if this is the case with female-pattern baldness.

Hair Loss

Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness is a genetic condition that can be passed down from either side of the family tree. It is a condition caused by a by-product of testosterone called DHT. DHT attaches to the hair follicles and causes them to shrink over time, which causes the hair to become thinner and thinner until hair loss occurs.


  • Noticing the appearance of thinning hair or a receding hairline yourself
  • Other people informing you that you are losing your hair (you may not notice yourself)
  • Excessive hair on your pillow, the shower or in the bath plug, or on your hands when styling your hair.
Hair Loss


Loss of facial hair in men and women alike is not commonly recognised in the same way that male pattern baldness is. It is also visible to see and therefore can cause embarrassment. For example, this can leave beards patchy in men and patchiness in the eyebrows in women. The possible causes of hair loss in men and women include:

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Medical conditions
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Scarring from surgery
  • Radiation

At the British Hair Clinic our expert surgeons can help restore your moustache, beard, sideburns and eyebrows giving you a natural beautiful outcome.

Hair Loss


One of the most common hair loss conditions that affects women is Female Pattern Hair Loss, or Androgenetic Alopecia. This hereditary condition causes thinning hair, which can be found around the top of the head and/or in the crown area. The density of the hair from the sides and back of the scalp will remain unaffected.

You may notice you start to shed more hair than usual, and your parting becomes wider. Female hair loss can sometimes cause a receding hairline, whereby hair thins around the temples.

At British Hair Clinic we aim to make your hair transplantation experience as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. Hair loss treatment at British Hair Clinic includes a personal consultation and an interactive discussion between you and a specialist member of our hair restoration team.

Our experienced and dedicated medical team are here to help you achieve the best hair restoration results possible. We pride ourselves on having a team that is known for its excellent standards in hair transplantation surgery. A happy patient with great results is what we care about the most.

Our free consultation option includes a visit to one of our conveniently located clinics in and around London to discuss your needs and address any questions or concerns that you may have. We are CQC registered ensuring we meet all the necessary requirements to provide a safe and hygienic environment to treat our patients.

For those unable to attend a consultation in person we offer online consultations as well as telephone consultations.

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