Hair Loss in Women

Hair Loss Causes for Women

It is natural for women to lose around 100 hairs every day, but excessive loss of hair, especially in women, can be a symptom of an underlying problem in the body. Female Pattern Baldness, Telogen Effluvium, Anagen Effluvium, Alopecia Areata and Traction Alopecia are the most common types of hair loss in women and are a result of different underlying issues. In order to treat the issue of hair falling out, women need to know what is causing it.

  1. Female Pattern Baldness or Androgenetic alopecia is due to the actions of various hormones and especially dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a product of the male hormone testosterone. Normally, women do not possess the hormone in quantities large enough to create hair loss, however, menopause and sometimes heredity from either of the parents may lead to thinning hair on the scalp and bald patches. Hormonal changes also cause the same type of hair loss after pregnancy and when some types of ovarian cysts occur.
  2. Telogen Effluvium, is also associated with hormones and especially with DHT. It is a short term reaction to a stressful event for the female body. This could be excessive dieting, child birth or extreme stress. Six weeks to three months after the event, hair loss occurs. Usually, the hair grows back even if not treated.
  3. Anagen Effluvium is hair loss because of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy targets rapidly dividing cells in the body, in order to destroy cancer cells. Because hair has the same quality, sometimes it is affected as well.
  4. Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease, which attacks hair follicles in the scalp area. This is also usually a hereditary disease.
  5. Traction Alopecia is the condition caused by the mistreating of hair with tight hairstyles, extensions and styling products.

Hair Loss Treatments for Women

Because hair loss sometimes has to do with hair mistreatment, often women with thinning hair tend to dismiss the problem. In some cases that is the right thing to do. However, if the problem persists for more than a couple of months it is recommended to seek a doctor’s opinion on what is causing it and how to treat it.

There are various hair loss treatments for women on the market ranging from shampoos to hair transplants. The treatment type of choice is dependent on the type of hair loss experienced, the type of treatment available, how effective it is going to be and budget.

The treatment that is usually suggested to most women is Minoxidil 2%. The treatment involves the application of the substance on the balding areas. Its results are not permanent and stop when the treatment is terminated. Common side-effects also include: burning or irritation of the eye, itching, redness or irritation at the treated area, as well as unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body.

If hair loss is the result of malnutrition doctors may suggest taking iron supplements and when hormonal imbalance is to blame, spironolactone or oral contraceptives are prescribed.

In cases when hair loss is permanent, or a permanent solution to the hair loss problem is desired, hair transplants from healthy areas of the scalp can be used in order to cure hair loss in women.

Changing your hair regimen can only benefit your hair if the previous one was to blame for your hair loss. In that case it has been found that anti-dandruff shampoos that contain ketoconazole can slow it down.

To conclude, when facing persistent hair loss ask for your doctor’s advice and pick carefully your course of action. If your selected treatment is unsuccessful consult your doctor again because hair loss can be a sign of a vast number of undiscovered problems.

our process

Our team have been involved in the hair transplant industry since 2013 and through this time we have refined our process to treat each client of ours according to their individual hair loss treatment needs. We aim to get to know, understand and set expectations for what can and can’t be done based on the amount of follicles available from the donor area.

1) Initial Enquiry

All patients can enquire via email, telephone, social media and website form. Here we verify if you qualify for treatment before proceeding further – it’s a free service we provide for our clients who want great results without any hassle or stress.

2) Consultation

For clients that qualify, the next step is a consultation with our clinical director Kevin. Before COVID we used to do a lot of face to face consultations, however the vast majority of our consultations are currently virtual (over zoom/skype/facebook messenger). Here we will assess your head from donor area to the areas of hair loss that need treatment.

3) Treatment Options

Post consultation hair loss treatment options will be discussed with you as well as pricing and any finance options available. We know that it’s a big decision to make and so we will provide all of this documentation via email and then you are in the driving seat of when you with to proceed, be it for an fue or fut hair transplant or prp therapy.

4) Decision and Preparation

Once you have decided to go ahead with the treatment outlined in your consultation, our team will help you prepare for your treatment.

5) Day of Your Treatment

You will be greeted by our team at our clinic on the day of your treatment. You will also meet with and speak with dr. Kalra and our tech team prior to your surgery. Depending on the amount of grafts that you require, your surgery can last from 3-8 hours. All our procedures are carried out by dr. Kalra himself along with our technicians that assist him.

6) Aftercare and follow ups

All the aftercare instructions will be given to you post procedure by dr. Kalra. He will also go through what you should expect within the first few of weeks post treatment at which time you can also contact our team if you have any further questions. Our clinical director Kevin will also be following up with you in order to check how your hair is growing back and how you are progressing in general. Our aim is to provide the best possible service to you. We know we have achieved this when our work is not noticed and the natural look is achieved.

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