Hair growth and miniaturization mimic male pattern hair loss. On the other hand, unlike men, the anterior borderline is mostly preserved, and there is a direct loss of hair density near the middle half of the scalp. It is classified according to the Ludwin scale I-III.
As in male type hair transplantation, the primary treatment option in female type is hair transplant surgery. The surgical option should be combined with medical treatment. For women, topical minoxidil is the only FDA-approved medical option. However, other drugs such as spironolactone, oral contraceptives, finasteride and dutasteride are used with great success. Low-dose light therapy (LLLT) is also included in the treatment protocols recommended by the FDA. Hair transplantation surgery is a reliable option with more permanent and striking results, especially with the spread of surgical centers where long hair transplantation is performed without cutting the hair.