When you think about hair loss, you might envision a balding man; however, it’s also a common problem for women. In fact, 40% of people living with thinning hair are female. 8 out of 10 women report noticeable hair loss by the age of 60. The issue is often associated with low self-esteem, especially for women because they often feel like they aren’t as feminine as they were when they had thicker hair. If you’re among the women who feel insecure about their changing appearance, you don’t need to live with the results. Despite the numerous causes of hair loss in women, you can turn back the hands of time to restore your luscious locks.
What Causes Hair Loss in Women?
Your hair grows in a cycle that includes three phases. The anagen stage occurs when the hair is actively growing, which can last 2 to 8 years. Afterward, your hair will stop growing for up to 3 weeks, called the catagen stage. Finally, the telogen stage occurs where the hair is expelled from the follicle before laying dormant for about 3 months before regrowing. On average, you lose 50 to 250 strands of hair per day.
Unfortunately, the growth phase is sensitive and can be altered for various reasons. This can cause your hair to shed, and not be replaced with new strands. This can occur for several reasons, such as:
- Medical conditions
- Diet and nutrition
- Hair care routine
How Can Hair Loss Be Treated?
The key to treating hair loss in Chicago is to identify the source of the problem, such as from a nutritional deficiency. Depending on the cause, the issue can be corrected by making a simple change, like improving your diet; however, it can take several months to see any results because you’ll need to wait for your hair to reach a new growth cycle. If changes at home don’t resolve your concern, it might be time to see a hair loss specialist.
Many women are choosing to treat their thinning hair with NeoGraft. The revolutionary procedure uses a unique harvesting method to extract the follicle from the back of the head where your hair is the thickest. It’s transplanted to a specific area on the scalp using a minimally invasive method. You won’t require any scalpels or sutures.
Your specialist for hair loss in Highland Park will create the customized treatment plan you need to enjoy lasting results. Since you’re using your own hair, it will look and feel natural. You can cut, color, and style it any way you’d like because it is your real hair. If you’re ready to restore your confidence, it’s 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 loss restoration. He uses NeoGraft to help men and women treat hair loss of the face and scalp using an individualized treatment plan. If you’re ready to treat your thinning hair, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.