By the time they reach 50 about a third of all women experience hair loss. The percentage rises dramatically as women age. The best hair transplant doctors approach hair loss differently in women than men. Women don’t suffer from the tell tail signs of male pattern baldness, which is largely due to genetic factors.
Women can experience hair loss for a number of reasons, some of which are temporary. These include everything from thyroid issues and medications, to hormonal issues, poor nutrition or health problems. The best hair transplant doctors know that, while a hair transplant is a possibility, it is very important to get to the root cause of the problem because it can often be treated non surgically. For example, some women experience Telogen Effluvium, which is hair loss caused by physical or emotional distress such as surgery or a divorce. It is rarely permanent and the hair grows back anywhere from three to six months after the stressful event.
The Women’s Hair Loss Center at DisStefano is the only medical practice in New England solely dedicated to the emotional, cosmetic and medical needs of women experiencing hair loss.