Female hair loss is caused by a number of things and most of the time female hair loss is temporary or can be reversed with a healthy diet or medication. There is unfortunately, female pattern hair loss which is much more difficult to treat. Whether you are a male or female, hair loss is devastating and can result in low self-esteem or lack of confidence. At Utah Hair MD we are able to offer patients effective solutions to get back healthier, thicker hair with individualized treatment plans. Treatment options range from over-the-counter medications, to non-surgical treatment, to more invasive, permanent options like hair transplant surgery.
Female Pattern Hair Loss
Female pattern hair loss, or androgenic alopecia is the most aggressive type of hair loss a woman can face. Female pattern hair loss is permanent, making it the most difficult to treat. Women with androgenic alopecia tend to lose hair across the top of the scalp, with the back of the scalp being the most resilient. There are different levels of severity when it comes to female pattern baldness, however most women who suffer from this type of hair loss never end up completely bald, the hairline typically remains intact. Most women who are affected by female pattern hair loss first notice an increase in hair shedding before they become aware of excess hair loss over the crown. It is also common to notice a lack of volume and body in the hair. It is normal to shred and lose hair with the hair’s natural shredding cycle, but women who notice shredding all year around should seek out treatment
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 treatment like hair injection therapy, 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 UFP Hair Restoration our Draper or Layton, Utah offices to schedule or call (801)776-2220. Visit our website to review hair restoration before and after’s our provider’s credentials.