Thinning or losing your hair as a woman is much different than a man. During the early stages of hair loss, women who are beginning to lose hair usually notice their part slowly widening or they start to find that they are shedding more hairs than usual. This type of hair loss is commonly referred to as female pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia).
Hair loss amongst women is gradual because over time, the follicles produce shorter, thinner miniaturized hair strands that continue to thin and decrease in size.
Other Causes of Hair Loss in Women
If you are a woman affected by hair loss, don’t assume that there aren’t solutions or that it is permanent. There are multiple reasons why women can lose their hair. Although female pattern hair loss is the most common, there are other reasons for hair loss that are typically temporary.
Other common reasons:
Hormone changes (pregnancy or menopause)
Extreme Weight Loss
Due to the multiple reasons women experience hair loss, it is extremely important to disclose your medical history with your hair restoration specialist. Depending on each individual case, appropriate hair restoration therapies are discussed and recommended.
If you are someone who is in the early stages of hair loss, there are a few preventative measures that can help maintain your hair loss and help prolong it from becoming severe. First, supplements such as Nutrafol Women and Nutrafol Women’s balance. Nutrafol is an over-the-counter hair supplement that works best for individuals with mild to moderate hair thinning.
Nutrafol offers two different kinds of women’s supplements depending on the type of hair loss they are experiencing. Nutrafol Women is ideal for women who are experiencing hair loss or thinning due to more common factors such as stress, environmental or nutrient deficiencies.
The next option is Nutrafol Women’s balance, which is ideal for women who are either perimenopausal or postmenopausal.
Other preventative over-the-counter medications include Rogaine, or minoxidil. Rogaine is a powerful topical medication that improves hair growth and hair density. Prescription options are available and should be discussed with your hair loss specialist.
Treatment Options for Hair Loss
In the beginning stages of hair loss, changing up your hairstyle to conceal a thinning area or bald spot can help an individual manage their hair loss. But ultimately it is best to consult with a professional to explore preventative measures to avoid further hair thinning or loss. Hair loss can be treated with oral or topical medication, non-surgical treatments, and in-office procedures such as FUE and FUT hair transplant techniques.
If you are a woman looking to manage your hair loss, please contact our Draper or Layton, Utah offices at (801)776-2220 or visit our website at www.utahhairmd.com.