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Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL)

Female pattern hair loss (also called androgenetic alopecia) is a common type of hereditary hair thinning.

Women do not become bald like men but their hair becomes quite thin. Female pattern hair loss begins as early as in your 40s and typically continues to develop with continued thinning in your 50s, 60s, 70s & beyond. Hair thinning also starts as early as your teenage years, but it becomes more noticeable once you hit your 20s and 30s.

Key features:

  • Less hair on top of your head

  • Scalp is more visible

  • More effort to style to cover hair thinning

  • Reduced ponytail diameter

  • Greasy hair

  • Widening of central parting

  • Variation of hair quality on scalp


  • Genetics

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Sensitivity to androgens (male hormones)

  • Hair miniturisation due to increased follicle sensitivity

  • Age

  • Menopause

At least 50% of women will be affected by female pattern hair loss. Although this is milder than the hair loss seen in men, the emotional impact is far greater for those women who suffer this type of hair thinning. Due to the lack of public awareness about this type of hair thinning there hasn't been any expert support, nor great treatment options available, until now.

At GrowBack we truly believe in personalising treatments to make sure you get the best outcomes and build back your hair confidence.

Remember that there is no cure. The sooner you begin your personalised treatment, the greater the success of your hair confidence.

What happens to the hair in Female Pattern Hair Loss?

In FPHL your hair will go through miniaturisation. This occurs as each hair sheds naturally the next hair growth is thinner and this continues over and over again as a gradual process. You don't know that you have FPHL until the hair is unable to grow which leads to more of your scalp being visible. Once this occurs you will get to a stage of general diffuse thinning. Some women find it very hard to recover from this point. That is why beginning your personalised treatment immediately will control the ongoing cycle of hair miniaturisation.

Key treatments for FPHL:

  • Managing your stress and anxiety.

  • Personalised Medical Hair Serums - these will be compounded specially for you with ingredients such as Minoxidil, Caffeine, Latanoprost, Finasteride, 17 alpha Estradiol and more. Our DNA test will determine the most appropriate formula for you.

  • Anti-androgenic medication.

  • Good nutrition, regular exercise and sleep.

  • Using a derma roller once a month to stimulate growth factors.

  • Low-Level Laser Light Therapy.

FPHL is very gradual. We would recommend that if you know this runs in your family, or you notice any thinning, begin your personalised hair serum treatment now!

Top Tips:

  1. Protein rich diets helps good hair growth. Make sure you also have a healthy balanced diet.

  2. Washing your hair everyday, or every other day, will help keep your scalp balanced and clean.


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