Whether it’s due to genetics, fluctuating hormone levels, chemotherapy treatment, or simply the natural aging process, hair loss can be particularly disheartening for women at any age.
Just like men, many women experience androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss), which tends to run in families. It creates a gradual decline in the health of hair follicles, thereby resulting in shorter, finer hair over a period of time. This will make it difficult to grow hair to the length that the woman may want.
The good news is that there are various ways in which women can successfully treat their hair loss and encourage the healthy regrowth of hair. Let’s take a look at some of those options and who you can turn to if you’d like to find out more.
Effective Hair Regrowth Options for Women
If you’re a woman who is experiencing hair loss, here are several regrowth tips:
- Minoxidil can protect hair follicles from further decline and may stimulate hair growth. The most popular brand of minoxidil is Rogaine, which is an FDA-approved, topical medication formulated to help combat hair loss in both men and women. It can be found at your local drug store and purchased over the counter (without a prescription). Daily use of minoxidil helps to stop hair from shedding and, in some cases, stimulates hair growth – causing the hair to get thicker and reducing the appearance of patchiness or a widening hair parting.
- Laser therapy may enhance the effects of other hair-loss treatments like minoxidil. Laser hair treatment is an FDA-cleared therapy that uses low-level laser light to stimulate hair follicle cells and to improve cellular respiration. The Laser Capis a portable, hands-free device without side effects and comes with a lifetime warranty. When it is used in conjunction with Rogaine or other hair-regrowth treatments, patients have reported even better results.
- Scalp-injection therapies can help to naturally increase hair in a thinning area. In fact, these are the most powerful types of nonsurgical hair-loss treatments. These therapies are designed to stimulate cell-growth activity within miniaturized hair follicles. They include PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy and ACell therapy injection treatments. Treatment time is usually less than an hour, with little to no post-procedure downtime.
- Hormone therapy can help to correct hormonal imbalances that cause hair loss. Menopause or a thyroid problem can trigger hair loss in women. If this is the case with you, your doctor may recommend hormone replacement therapy of either estrogen or progesterone; these medications are designed to halt the production of androgens, which are hormones that can accelerate hair loss. The treatment thus enables the healthy regrowth of hair.
Hair Regrowth Solutions for Women in Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma, WA
Just as there are many possible diagnoses for hair loss among women, there are numerous techniques to successfully regrow your hair. The key is to work with an experienced, board-certified hair restoration physician. Dr. Robert Niedbalski of Northwest Hair Restoration is an expert in helping women to regrow their hair and to stop the thinning process.
If you’re a woman who is experiencing hair loss or hair thinning, contact our friendly staff today by calling (253) 572-2949 or fill out our secure, online Request an Appointment form. We look forward to helping you get a fuller head of hair again!