Millions of women across the world are dealing with hair loss. In most instances, hair loss in women is related to hormonal issues. While there are treatments on the market for women, The Hair Loss Recovery Program understands the range of options is not extraordinarily diverse.
Hair thinning, or female pattern baldness affects about a third of the female population worldwide. Unlike men who face balding in a specific area, women tend to lose hair over their entire head. It’s most noticeable around the front of the head making the natural part appear larger. The hair loss treatments available for female balding depend primarily on the cause of hair loss.
Causes of Female Pattern Baldness
Most hair growth cycles are in the “growing” stage for 2-6 years. This stage is then followed by a 3-month rest period after which the hair will fall out and new strands will emerge. In some cases, some conditions prevent the new growth stage from initiating. There are many things about female pattern baldness that doctors have yet to identify. Just like with men, female pattern baldness is largely affected by genetics.
Hormones also represent a leading role in hair health. In rare cases, hair loss can be caused by an underlying condition like lupus or diabetes. Women who have recently given birth, those who are undergoing menopause, and those starting or stopping birth control may all suffer hair loss. Some other causes are:
- Medical treatments
- Thyroid issues
- Nutritional deficiencies
Women’s Hair Loss Treatment
Not all hair loss requires treatment. Hair loss that occurs following childbirth, for example, will normalize a few months to a year postpartum. Other instances, like hair loss that is caused as a side effect of medical treatment, will also resolve once complete.
Rogaine is an effective treatment for women and men alike that are approved by the FDA. It has the ability to help re-grow hair in at least 25% of those who utilize it.
Hair transplants may also work for women who are suffering from extreme hair loss. Hair is donated from more substantial areas on the hair and transplanted in the distressed areas. This is performed one follicle at a time and is usually successful when performed by an experienced surgeon.
How We Can Help
If you are facing hair loss we are here to help. Give The Hair Loss Recovery Program a call at (416) 439-4247 to schedule an appointment. We will help determine the cause of your hair loss and construct a customized plan to help.