Do very thick haired women typically develop AGA, or is it more common in women with thinner hair to begin with?

Does it matter to diagnosis how thick a woman's hair was before hair loss begins, and are AGA patients typically less likely to have excessively thick hair to start out with? Also, is late onset of AGA in forties or fifties ever seen?

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Do very thick haired women typically develop AGA, or is it more common in women with thinner hair to begin with?

GreetingsThank you for your question. AGA can affect any woman mostly from the age of 40years regardless of think or thin hair


Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Women with AGA

no, woman thick hair does not mean she would develop AGA . There is no relationship between thickness of hair and AGA . 50% of the women at the ages above 40 suffer from hair loss. 20% of the women with hair loss have a positive relative who suffered/is suffering from hair loss.

Ilhan Serdaroglu, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Thick hair - does It matter in diagnosis?

No, for AGA this does not matter. Late onset (hormonally mediated) AGA-like hair loss can occur. In many cases it is often more properly labelled "senescent alopecia". 
See a dermatologist please

AGA impacts women

AGA impacts women regardless of the thickness of the hair which has nothing to do with such a condition.  Get to a doctor for the diagnosis

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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