How To Prevent Hair Loss In Women

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
  • Alopecia
  • 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.

Choosing The Right Hair Transplant Surgeon

Undergoing a hair transplant procedure can be life changing but only if you are happy with the results. Using one of the best hair transplant surgeons in your area can help make sure you experience results that have a positive impact on your life.

The following are some factors you should consider when looking for a hair transplant surgeon. Taking these factors into consideration will help you determine whether the hair transplant surgeon you are using for your procedure is considered one of the best.

Are You Looking for a Female or Male Hair Transplant Procedure?

Both males and females can suffer from excessive hair loss that may be able to be corrected by undergoing a hair transplant procedure. However, just because both genders suffer from hair loss doesn’t mean that the hair loss is the same.

The cause of male and female pattern baldness is the same, but how it impacts the different genders varies. The cause of both male and female pattern baldness is dihydrotestosterone or DHT. The body creates DHT. Once created, DHT will attack hair follicles which result in the loss of hair.

When males suffer from pattern baldness, it typically shows up in patches of bald spots that start around the crown or with a receding hairline. Females, on the other hand, don’t suffer from bald patches, but instead, will suffer from a thinning of the hair. The hair will eventually become so thin that the scalp becomes extremely visible. If left untreated, females who suffer from this type of hair loss may eventually become completely bald.

The best hair transplant surgeons will understand the difference between the two types of hair loss. Understanding the difference will help these surgeons determine the best course of treatment for you so you get the results you want.

The Best Hair Transplant Surgeons Have Knowledge in All Procedures Including Strip Harvesting and FUE

When it comes to treatment for hair loss, there is no "one size fits all" option. Some patients are better candidates for strip harvesting while others may see better results with FUE treatment or even PRP therapy. The best surgeons will take time to assess your individual case and use their knowledge of various hair loss treatment options determine what procedure is right for you.

Some of the things surgeons will consider when determining what procedure is right for you to include:

  • Age
  • Preferred hair style such as wearing your hair long or short
  • Comfort level with the possibility of a linear scar
  • Ability to obtain the proper amount of grafts
  • Comfort level with the success rate as strip harvesting has a success rate of 90% or more while FUE only has an 80-85% success rate
  • Cost
  • Time restrictions as FUE treatments can take several appointments while harvesting can be done in one or two visits

If you are looking for the best hair transplant surgeons in the New Jersey area, visit Contemporary Hair Transplant. Our surgeons will assess your individual case and determine what treatment option is right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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