June 26, 2017

Female Hair Loss

If you suffer from female pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, you don’t need us to tell you how devastating it can be. While it’s undoubtedly difficult for men to deal with hair loss, hair loss in women is equally as challenging if not more so. After all, women are “expected” to have full heads of hair, right? Actually, women’s hair loss is an all-too-common problem. In fact, female hair loss is nearly as common as hair loss in men. So if you suffer from female pattern baldness, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help the loss of self-esteem, anxiety and embarrassment that goes along with hair loss.

Causes of Thinning Hair in Women

If you’re looking in the mirror each morning wondering, “Why is my hair falling out?” you might be surprised to learn that there are several causes for thinning hair.

  • Genetics: The most common cause of hair thinning in women is because there is a history of either male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, or both in your family.
  • Aging and changes in hormones: It’s fairly typical for hair loss in women to occur as a woman ages, in particular during and after menopause when hormone levels are changing drastically.
  • Chemical processing and certain hairstyles: Thinning hair in women can often occur as a result of too much chemical processing (either perms or coloring the hair). Certain hairstyles can also contribute, such as those that pull the hair (like ponytails and cornrows).
  • Traumatic events: These could include surgery or a major illness. Hair loss after pregnancy is also relatively common.
  • Certain medical conditions: If you have either an under- or over-active thyroid, you might experience either hair loss or thinning. The same is true if you suffer from an autoimmune disease.
  • Medications: Both beta blockers and chemotherapy can lead to hair loss.
  • Vitamin or mineral deficiencies: You may experience thinning or losing hair if you don’t have a vitamin or mineral deficiency, particularly iron or vitamin B.

Whatever the cause may be, the result is often the same—low self-esteem, embarrassment and feelings of inadequacy.

Hair Loss Treatment for Women

Fortunately, there is a simple and permanent solution to female pattern baldness and hair thinning in women. Thanks to the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method of hair transplant and the NeoGraft Automated System, our board-certified physicians can reverse your hair loss safely and permanently. The revolutionary FUE technology allows our experienced surgeons to automatically extract hair grafts from a donor site and implant them in the areas where your hair is gone or thinning. There is no major incision required—you’re left with only tiny round incisions at the donor site, which heal completely within 7 to 10 days. The procedure can be done with only local anesthetic, so you’re awake the whole time. And, best of all, the FUE method of hair transplant results in a full, healthy head of hair!

Why continue to live your life feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable in social situations? Why waste money on hair products that don’t work and wigs that only cover up the problem? Start living your life with self-esteem and confidence! Call us today for a free estimate.