Why do we lose our hair?

The main usual cause of hair loss in women can be attributed to advancing age and the relative increase of testosterone, which cause hair follicles to become dormant (or sleepy). The condition can be exacerbated by the buildup of oils on the scalp due to overactive sebaceous glands, and/or vitamin deficiencies.

There may be a lack of sensitivity among the general public toward women’s hair loss and thinning hair as compared to the response to the same issue for men. This is perplexing because men and women suffer equally from hair loss.

The main difference between female and male baldness is in the pattern of hair loss. In men the hairline recedes and moves further and further back until the man might be completely bald. However, in women the hair thins in a very diffuse manner, making female hair loss more evenly distributed over the entire scalp. As the hair gets thinner the scalp may become more visible. This can be treated.

The treatment of female hair loss usually differs from the treatment of men. The cause of hair loss in women is somewhat different than men, therefore the treatment regimen will differ as well. If you are a woman suffering with hair loss I encourage you to visit my office for a consultation, and see if you qualify for laser hair treatments. You do not need to suffer any longer. There are effective treatments to stop, reverse and re-grow your hair naturally.

Female Pattern Baldness

The medical term for baldness that usually affects females is “telogen effluvium”, also referred to as “female pattern baldness”.

Female hair loss patterns vary, mostly because of the different causes that factor in. The chart below shows the Ludwig classification system that was established to better categorize female hair loss.

Female Hair Loss: Ludwig classification

Cause of Hair Loss in Women

There are a number of factors to keep in mind when determining the cause of hair loss in women. Aside from heredity, the major cause of female hair loss includes:

  • Stress
  • Medication

  • Pregnancy
  • Strong Hair Chemicals
  • Hormones

In many cases, addressing the above issues will naturally restore a woman’s hair. However, when the cause is either not addressed or is compounded by genetic factors, then medical intervention is appropriate.

The Treatment Options

The first step is to meet with doctor, and Dr. Melamed can determine the most appropriate course of action. Dr. Melamed will start by determining the specific cause of your hair loss, and determining a course of action with the best results.

Very successful treatment option is to stimulate the production of normal hairs. Dr. Melamed uses Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in combination with Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) treatments to stimulate hair stem cells and increase blood flow in order to restore the natural hair growth cycle.

If you are a woman suffering with hair loss I encourage you to visit my office for a consultation, and to see if you qualify for advanced non-surgical solutions such as PRP and LLLT. You do not need to suffer any longer. There are effective treatments to stop, reverse and re-grow your hair naturally.

Other Treatment Options

Additional treatment options to consider include

  • Rogaine to stimulate more blood flow to the scalp.
  • Vitamin supplementation to address deficiencies.
  • Hair transplantation to restore hair into areas that are completely bald.
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