Loss, Thinning Hair in Women, and Pattern Baldness
You get up in the morning and
look at your pillow. More hair has fallen out during the
night. You brush your hair and end up pulling more hair out
of your brush. In an effort to hide your scalp, you try
different hair styles; you tease it; you try volumizing
shampoos. Nothing works. Are you going bald or is it a sign
of a serious illness?
Causes of Female Hair
Loss and Thinning Hair in Women
most common type of hair loss seen in women is androgenetic
alopecia, also known as female pattern alopecia or baldness.
Physical and Emotional
Surgeries, severe illnesses and emotional stress can cause
hair loss. In many cases there is a three month delay
between the actual event and the onset of hair loss.
Additionally, there may be another three month delay prior
to the return of noticeable hair re-growth.
This means that the total hair
loss and re-growth cycle can last six months or possibly
longer when induced by physical or emotional stress.
Hormonal Considerations: Hormonal changes are a
common cause of hair loss. Many women do not realize that
hair loss can occur after pregnancy or following
discontinuation of birth control pills.
hair loss may also occur due to dieting. Franchised diet
programs which are designed or administered under the
direction of a physician with prescribed meals, dietary
supplements and vitamin ingestion have become popular.
Sometimes the client is told that vitamins are a necessary
part of the program to prevent hair loss associated with
dieting. From a dermatologists' standpoint, however, the
vitamins cannot prevent hair loss associated with rapid,
significant weight loss.
MISCONCEPTIONS AND MYTHS
contributes to hair loss.
Shaving your head will
cause your hair to grow back thicker.
Hair loss does not occur in
women who are in their late teens or early twenties.
Hats and wigs cause
thinning and baldness.
100 strokes of the hair
brush daily will create healthier hair.
Permanent thinning and
baldness is caused by perms, colors and other cosmetic
There are cures available
for androgenetic Alopecia.
Stress can causes permanent
thinning of a woman's overall hair density.
Options and Solutions
Medical therapy: Rogaine
(topical minoxidil). Rogaine is the only FDA approved
medication currently available option.
Low Level Laser Therapy.
A non-surgical treatment utilizing therapeutic low level
lasers to deliver light energy designed to treat thin, fine,
Modern surgical techniques have made transplantation for
females a viable treatment option.
Women's hair replacement systems and additions have the
ability to simulate a true natural appearance while offering
the client a significant increase in overall density.
With hair restoration, there
are lots of options to consider but only one phone call
you need to make. To receive a free color brochure or
schedule a free hair loss evaluation with one of our trained
professionals, call HCI Hair Restoration Centers at (407)
830-0554. Or better yet,
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