Evaluating Hair Loss in Males vs Females

Hair Loss is Different in Men and Women

Generally speaking, the evaluation of hair loss in women is more involved than the evaluation of hair loss in men. The vast majority of men with concerns about hair loss who walk through the door of a hair clinic have androgenetic alopecia. Of course, men can have scarring alopecia, alopecia areata and (rarely) true effluviums just like women and some days we see more men with scarring alopecia and alopecia areata than male balding. 


For women, the reasons are consistently much more varied. Many women with concerns about their hair have androgenetic alopecia but telogen effluvium and scarring alopecias are commonly seen on a daily basis. Many women have more than one reason for their hair loss.

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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