Hair loss is not just an issue among males. In fact, a significant number of women – about one-third – suffer from hair loss at some point in their lives. As many as two-thirds of postmenopausal women experience thinning hair and balding.
Hair loss can negatively impact a woman’s emotional health and quality of life. A woman’s hair is her crowning glory, which is why hair loss can be much more distressing for a woman than a man. The good news is there are advances in treating female hair loss.
Causes of Hair Loss in Women
Women begin noticing changes in their hair in their 40s or 50s. While many factors contribute to female hair thinning, the most common cause is androgenetic alopecia or female pattern hair loss.
Androgenetic alopecia in women starts with a gradual thinning at the hair part line. It is usually followed by increasing diffuse hair loss from the top of the head. Unlike men, it is uncommon for women to have a receding hairline or go bald.
In addition to genetics, many factors can contribute to female hair loss, including:
- Iron deficiency
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- Lifestyle habits
Knowing the root cause of hair thinning and hair loss is the key to formulating an effective treatment plan.
What to Do If You Notice Hair Loss or Thinning
If you start to see signs of hair thinning, the best course of action is to have yourself properly evaluated by a board-certified hair restoration physician. Through a combination of lab testing and a scalp exam, a hair doctor can establish the cause of your hair loss or thinning hair.
Hair Loss Treatments
The treatment of female hair loss can be surgical, nonsurgical, or a combination of both.
First, nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances need to be addressed, possibly by taking drugs, supplements, or hormones. Then, depending on the advice of your physician, you can explore innovative nonsurgical options, such as Stem Cell + PRP Therapy, where stem cells are taken from your own fat tissue and then injected into your scalp. This method harnesses the regenerative power of stem cells, and it can reverse hair follicle shrinking.
Another treatment is AmnioFix®, which harnesses the 226 different growth factors and cytokines from the placental tissue of healthy mothers to stimulate hair growth.
Female Hair Loss Treatment in Washington
Dr. Robert Niedbalski is a leader in the treatment of hair loss and a trusted authority in the hair restoration industry. His dedicated team of professionals at Northwest Hair Restoration will help you maintain the hair you have and restore what’s been lost.
We help our patients explore many treatment options, including the most innovative solutions that are now available. The ultimate goal is to give you natural-looking hair that will positively impact your quality of life.
Allow us to exceed your expectations! For a free consultation with Dr. Robert Niedbalski, call (253) 572-2949, or you can request an appointment online.