Hair loss is not only extremely frustrating for our female patients, but it can be embarrassing. Luckily, if treatment is sought from an experienced hair transplant surgeon early on, steps can be taken to prevent extensive hair loss.
Discovering the Cause of Hair Loss in Women
The key to preventing hair loss in women is to discover what is causing the hair to fall out or recede. Several things can cause hair loss ranging from certain medical conditions to hormone levels and genetics. Discovering the cause can help surgeons and doctors develop a customized female hair loss cure that can help you.
The most common cause of hair loss in women is genetics. Women can inherit female pattern hair loss from either their father or their mother.
Female pattern hair loss can start at any age. Women who suffer from female pattern hair loss will start to notice a visible thinning of the hair around the crown of the head specifically in the front and along the temples. This type of thinning of the hair is unique to female pattern baldness.
Other causes of hair loss in women can include:
- Low ferritin levels
- Certain types of medications
- Certain medical treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy
Making Changes to Prevent Hair Loss in Women
Many people strongly believe that changing how you brush and care for your hair can help prevent hair loss. Unfortunately, this is a myth.
In most cases, female hair loss is caused by genetics or certain medical conditions. Changing how you brush your hair or the type of shampoo that is used will not prevent you from losing your hair.
The only preventative step women can take for female hair loss is to try Rogaine. Rogaine is an FDA approved a daily topical medication that has been proven to successfully help women regrow their hair. Unfortunately, it can take months for you to see noticeable results with the use of Rogaine.
Permanent Hair Loss Treatment Options
Female patients who want a more permanent solution for their hair loss may want to consider surgical hair transplant procedures, such as strip harvesting and FUE. Both of these procedures take healthy hair from a donor site and surgically transplant it onto the patient’s head to help cover up the baldness.
While both strip harvesting and FUE procedures are often reserved for men suffering from hair loss, they can help a very small percentage of women with their hair loss. Whether or not you will be a good candidate for this type of hair loss treatment will depend upon the health of the hair on the donor site. If the hair is strong and healthy, a surgical hair transplant may be an option.
Call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss hair loss front of head female pattern baldness treatment options. Our doctors will gladly assess your individual case and provide unique treatment option recommendations that can help you find a female hair loss cure.