There are different types of alopecia that can affect either way male or female.
Androgenetic (or pattern) alopecia is a genetically determined disorder characterized by the gradual conversion of terminal hairs into indeterminate, and finally into vellus, hairs. It is an extremely common disease.
Hormonal characteristics of the male body may lead to baldness, it usually begins at the top of the scalp of edges of the hairline. Woman may also suffer from androgenetic hair loss too. There’s also traumatic alopecia that can provoke hair loss after the patient suffer an accident or a surgical scar.
FEMALE ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA
The main type of hair loss in women is the same as it is men. It’s called androgenetic alopecia, or female (or male) pattern hair loss. In men, hair loss usually begins above the temples, and the receding hairline eventually forms a characteristic “M” shape; hair at the top of the head also thins, often progressing to baldness. In women, androgenetic alopecia begins with gradual thinning at the part line, followed by increasing diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of the head. A woman’s hairline rarely recedes, and women rarely become bald.
Traumatic alopecia, or traction alopecia, is categorized as a non-scarring condition. This form of alopecia is characterized by hair loss that occurs without symptoms found on the skin such as inflammation or fibrosis