Androgenic alopecia also affects women, leading to severe hair loss. Especially during menopause, hormone changes often increase androgen, which is prone to cause hair loss.
Unlike male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness has a different pattern: hair gradually becomes thinner, but the hairline does not recede, the whole baldness normally does not occur.
Minoxidil can be used to treat female pattern baldness, and stimulate hair growth. But for many women, hair transplants are often preferred choice, because the results are more effective. However, hair transplants also have risks, different people often have different outcomes.