Hair loss in women may happen later in life and be less noticeable than it is for men…at least for a time. Nonetheless, women find it just as distressing, impacting personal appearance and self-esteem. What causes female hair loss, and what can you do about it? Here’s more on this important topic.
The Reasons for Female Hair Loss
Women usually begin to notice thinning hair in their 40s and 50s, around the time of perimenopause and menopause. While hormonal imbalances influence hair follicle health and growth, genetics is the primary driver behind female pattern hair loss.
When those genes kick in, women develop shorter, finer hair, as well as mild recession at the hairline (particularly at the temples). And, if they part their hair, they may see that part widen and widen, along with generalized thinning of the entire head of hair.
Additionally, some health conditions and lifestyle habits can contribute to hair loss in women. These conditions and habits include:
- Decreased blood levels of vitamin D and iron
- Thyroid gland dysfunction
- Some prescription drugs
- Poor diet
Seeking Solutions for Female Hair Loss
This topic is something you may wish to discuss with your primary care physician first before consulting anyone else. Your PCP can confirm or rule out metabolic disease, such as diabetes, which could be responsible for your thinning hair.
However, for many women, hair loss truly is genetic, and the changes in hair texture and amount simply begin. If this sounds like you, consultation with a physician who is experienced in treating hair loss is your best first step. He can help you determine what hair loss solutions and maintenance plans would work best for you and your particular preferences.
At Northwest Hair Restoration, Dr. Niedbalski offers:
- Follicular Unit Transplant and Follicular Unit Excision, or FUT and FUE surgeries, which use your own harvested hair follicles to fill thin and balding areas
- ACell and PRP injections, composed of growth-promoting proteins and concentrated platelets derived from your own blood
- Laser hair therapy to stimulate hair follicles
- Nutritional supplements
- Well-known topical medications, such as Rogaine
- Hair extensions and hair fiber coverups, non-medical cosmetic solutions
- Scalp massage
Treatments For Baldness in Women in Washington State
If you are concerned about female hair loss, or the potential for it, we recommend you come to Northwest Hair Restoration for an in-depth consultation with Dr. Robert Niedbalski. With more than 25 years of experience in hair preservation and hair restoration treatments for both men and women, he’s the physician to see about the best care plan for your hair and scalp.
Call us today at (253) 572-2949 to request your visit with Dr. Niedbalski. He’ll reveal the reasons for your hair thinning and help you determine a way forward in achieving a fuller, healthier head of hair. Or, if you wish, please complete our online appointment request form, and we will be in touch. We have locations in Tacoma, Seattle and Spokane, WA. Look forward to excellent results with Northwest Hair Restoration!