Female Hair Loss
Although its onset can begin at any time, mild to moderate hair loss affects about 30% of all women, with this rate increasing dramatically after age 50. Unlike male pattern baldness, which is almost always caused by genetics, hair loss in women can be triggered by a number of factors including poor nutrition, physical and emotional stress, thyroid abnormalities, medications and hormonal changes. As a result, female hair loss often may be prevented and successfully treated by both non-surgical measures and surgical hair loss restoration. The DiStefano Hair Loss Restoration Center is the region’s most comprehensive, full-service resource for education, evaluation and treatment of women at all stages of hair loss and prevention. We can help you get to the root of your problem, then find the solution that works best for you.
The First Step to Recovery
While it’s normal to lose and regrow hair, true hair loss occurs when you shed more than 125 hairs per day or lost hair is not replaced. Research shows that through proper education and timely intervention, female hair loss can be postponed and, in some cases, completely reversed.The first step is a confidential consultation to evaluate your hair loss. You will meet with our highly trained female consultant who will evaluate your current hair loss condition and begin to develop your program for hair restoration. She will determine if its cause is genetic or health related. If not genetic, you will be referred to one of our hair loss restoration doctors for medical assistance to help pinpoint the cause.
Based on the medical findings, the hair loss restoration doctor will work closely with you to create an effective non-surgical or surgical treatment program tailored to your unique profile. If the problem is genetic, your doctor will work with you to develop the best hair transplant procedure for your profile.
What we eat, or don’t eat, affects all systems in our body, including hair. Sudden, extreme weight loss, protein deficiency, anemia, and zinc deficiency are just a few causes of excessive, prolonged hair shedding. Fortunately, in most cases this is temporary. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most women can stop the loss of hair completely.
If a vitamin deficiency is determined to be the cause of hair loss, proper supplements can stop further loss and sometimes even reverse the hair loss completely.
For many types of hair loss, prescription medications may be needed to stop further loss and to stimulate new growth. In addition, non-prescription treatments, such as topical Minoxidil, can help restore hair. There are many expensive hair treatments available which have no real value. Only a physician trained in hair loss can help you sort out the myths from legitimate treatments for hair loss.