I’m a 35-year-old female, and I think I’m going bald! Is that possible? And if so, is hair replacement an option for women, as well as men?
You may be surprised to know that it’s not all that unusual for women as well as men to experience noticeable hair loss. And yes, hair replacement is an option. So are several other remedies.
It all depends on why you are losing hair.
If it’s because of stress or a medical condition, you may find that your hair’s normal growth cycle will replace the hairs lost prematurely. You may also have to address the underlying stressful or medical condition before your normal hair growth cycle begins functioning again.
If, on the other hand, you have a condition called Female Pattern Hair Loss, which may be hereditary, you may notice an overall thinning of the hair that will leave larger areas of your scalp exposed as you age. In this case, you may benefit from products designed to minimize hair loss, stimulate new growth, or replace (transplant) hair in areas of your scalp that fail to replenish lost hairs.
Written by Dr. Halaas