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Female pattern baldness

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Female pattern baldness

(Science: dermatology) hair loss in women that may be associated with aging, hormones (androgens) or genetic predisposition.

The pattern of baldness in women is different from that of men. In women there is thinning of the hair all over the scalp, but the frontal hairline is maintained. The hair loss is usually permanent. Treatment has been successful with topical minoxidil in some cases.