Female Hair Loss

Unlike hair loss in men, female scalp hair loss may commonly begin at any age through 50 or later, may not have any obvious hereditary association. A woman who notices the beginning of hair loss may not be sure if the loss is going to be temporary or permanent—for example, if there has been a recent event such as pregnancy or illness that may be associated with temporary hair thinning.

Female Before & After Hair Transplantation

Self-diagnosis is often ineffective. Women tend to have less obvious patterns of hair loss than men, and non-pattern types of hair loss are more frequent in women than in men. Diagnosis of hair loss in a woman should be made by a trained and experienced physician.

In women as in men, the most likely cause of scalp hair loss is androgenetic alopecia—an inherited sensitivity to the effects of androgens (male hormones) on scalp hair follicles. However, women with hair loss due to this cause usually do not develop true baldness in the patterns that occur in men—female hair loss occurs in various patterns and is often diffuse or veiled vs bald. Patterns of female androgenetic alopecia can vary considerably in appearance.

Female hair loss is a common problem that affects many women at some point in their lives. There are several factors that can cause hair loss in women, including genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, stress, and certain hairstyles and treatments.

Androgenetic alopecia, also known as female pattern hair loss, is the most common type of hair loss in women. It is caused by a combination of genetic and hormonal factors, and can cause a gradual thinning of the hair on the scalp.

Telogen effluvium is another common type of hair loss in women that can be triggered by stress, pregnancy, a severe illness, or changes in hormone levels. It causes an increase in the number of hair follicles that enter the telogen, or resting, phase and results in a sudden shedding of hair.

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes patchy hair loss on the scalp, as well as other areas of the body. It occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles, causing them to shrink and stop producing new hair.

In addition to these specific types of hair loss, other medical conditions, such as thyroid disease, iron-deficiency anemia, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), can also cause hair loss in women. Certain medications, such as those used to treat cancer and depression, can also cause hair loss as a side effect.

Stress can also play a role in female hair loss. When a woman experiences high levels of stress, it can cause a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. During this type of hair loss, hair follicles enter the resting phase and hair falls out more easily.

Hairstyles and treatments, such as tight braids, weaves, and chemical treatments, can also contribute to hair loss in women. Wearing tight hairstyles that pull on the hair can cause traction alopecia, which is a form of hair loss caused by damage to the hair follicles. Chemical treatments, such as bleach and relaxers, can also damage the hair and cause it to break and fall out.

There are several treatment options available for female hair loss, including medications, such as minoxidil and finasteride, hair transplant surgery, and low-level laser therapy.

In some cases, lifestyle changes, such as reducing stress, improving nutrition, and avoiding hairstyles and treatments that can cause hair loss, may also help to improve hair growth and prevent further hair loss.

In conclusion, female hair loss is a common problem that can have a variety of causes, including genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, stress, and certain hairstyles and treatments. However, there are several effective treatment options available, and making changes to your lifestyle and hair care routine may also help to prevent and improve hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss, it is important to speak to a doctor or hair loss specialist to determine the cause and find the best treatment plan for you.

Surgical Hair Restoration

Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation is the surgical relocation of healthy hair follicles from the sides and back of the head to the thinning areas. Although hair transplanted hair will continue to grow it may be a necessity for additional hair transplantation if you lose more hair. Some patient's combine hair transplantation with Rogaine treatment. Hair transplantation can also be performed to replace hair loss of the eyebrows.

Hair Thickening Cosmetics and Hair Additions are effective but temporary treatments that can artificially camouflage hair loss. Hair Thickening products include natural keratin fibers that can be shaken into the hair to fill gaps in your hair. Hair coloring sprays and makeups also camouflage hair loss effectively in some cases. Hair wefts and wigs conceal hair loss while worn.

During your consultation with Dr. Katona he will review all options and recommend the best treatment based for your particular condition.

Katona Hair Restoration - Miami

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Miami, FL 33130

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MIAMI, FL 33131

Phone: 786-565-6195

Dr. Art Katona is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons and a ISHRS Fellow, a distinct honor bestowed on select doctors worldwide. Dr. Katona’s approach earns him praise from his many patients. His work has been featured in publications such as Chicago Tribune, Inc., USA Today, ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The Rich Eisen Show, Modern Luxury and more.


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