As a woman, losing your hair can be devastating. Although it is often thought to be a condition that only affects males, the American Hair Loss Association estimates 40% of women have some degree of hair loss before the age of 40. As you notice a difference to the thickness of your hair or your hairline, it is easy to feel insecure about your appearance. Did you know you do not have to live with the changes? After identifying the underlying cause of the issue, you can restore your confidence with a hair restoration treatment that caters to your needs.
Causes of Female Hair Loss
While you may not hear much about it, 21 million women live with hair loss. There are two distinct pattern variations that can occur due to a variety of causes, such as:
Male Pattern Hair Loss
Elevated levels of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) cause your hair follicles to become more sensitive due to genetics, hormonal imbalances, ovarian systems, menopause, or birth control pills.
Stress-Related Hair Loss
Stressful events in life, like trauma, childbirth, or illness can lead to hair loss. Thankfully, after the stress subsides, you can usually see new hair growth in about 3 months.
Nutritional and Metabolic
A poor diet can lead to thinning or brittle hair. Low levels of iron, vitamin A, and vitamin B are the most common causes.
Alopecia areata typically occurs on the scalp, resulting in one or more patches of baldness. Usually, the issue resolves itself in about one year, but it can be permanent in some cases.
Certain medications contain chemotherapeutic agents that can lead to hair loss, such as those used to treat high blood pressure, depression, or arthritis.
Hair loss may occur after surgery to the face or scalp. It can also result from tight or excessive hair styling.
Treating Hair Loss
Many men who suffer from baldness often undergo a hair transplant procedure. While it is effective for males, it is not always the best treatment for women. As a result, it is essential you undergo an evaluation to find the exact cause of the issue to determine if it is reversible, such as from nutritional deficiencies. If it is permanent, a different treatment approach is taken when compared to men.
Although hair transplanting is not often recommended for females, many women candidates for NeoGraft. The FDA-approved treatment is minimally invasive and can provide lasting results.
Restore Your Confidence Today!
Do not let thinning hair cause you emotional distress. If changes to your lifestyle or medications have not given you the results you want, it is time to see if NeoGraft is right for you.
About Dr. Irvin Wiesman
Dr. Irvin Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who also specializes in hair restoration for both men and women. He uses NeoGraft to turn back the hands of time for fuller, thicker hair. If you are ready to invest in your confidence, contact our office today to discuss your options.