Female Hair Loss – Causes & Treatments

When talking about hair loss, people usually think of men. However, female hair loss is actually more common than we tend to think. Almost 50% of all women face some form of hair loss during their life, mostly after menopause due to a hormone imbalance. The good news is that there are effective female hair loss solutions that restore your hair, allowing you to regain your confidence.

When looking for female hair loss solutions in NYC, it is important to choose a doctor that you can trust. Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Halaas is an industry leader in treatments for hair loss, using only the latest techniques and technologies. As a specialist in hair restoration, Dr. Halaas is an expert in both medical and surgical treatments and has helped many patients restore their beautiful hair.

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Female Hair Loss

As part of the natural growth cycle of hair, it is normal to experience hair loss. When you are healthy and young, hair typically grows back, helping you maintain a full head of hair. Female pattern hair loss, however, usually occurs at a later stage in life, in the period after menopause. This type of female hair loss, also called female pattern alopecia (FPA), is typically hereditary and directly influenced by a changing hormonal balance.

Based on this hormonal imbalance, over time hair follicles get smaller and produce smaller hairs. While women do not often experience baldness the way men tend to, their hair can get significantly thinner over time. This usually occurs on the top of the head and may cause a receding hairline on the forehead or temples. NYC female hair loss solutions can involve medical and/or surgical treatment.

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Medical and Cosmetic Treatments – Female Hair Loss Solutions in New York

Female hair loss can have many different causes. First, it is important to speak to your physician about hair loss to rule out any latent diseases that may be causing it, such as thyroid diseases. Once any diseases are ruled out, there are effective solutions for restoring hair loss, including forms of combination therapy:

  • Diuretic drugs with anti-androgenic effects, such as Spironolactone or Aldactone, have the capacity of blocking male hormones called androgens at the hair follicle. This medication helps hair to start growing again.
  • Topical medication, such as Rogaine or Minoxidil, can increase the levels of the female hormone estrogen and help improve the blood supply to the hair follicles.
  • Certain vitamins, such as biotin and iron are known to support healthy hair growth and prevent hair thinning. Daily supplements in the right dosage can be an effective female hair loss solution.

Hair Restoration for Women

In some cases, when the above treatments do not help, Dr. Halaas may recommend hair transplantation. Surgical hair restoration includes the harvesting of hair follicles from the patient, usually at the back of the head, to be placed in the treatment area. There are two techniques for successful hair restoration surgery. Contact Dr. Halaas to find out which technique will give you the best results.

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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

This technique gathers the healthy follicles one by one from the head of the patient to be transplanted to the balding or thinning areas. The main advantage of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is that it leaves no scar on the scalp. It is important to note that to be able to retrieve the follicles correctly, the area needs to be shaved before the extraction, though this is often done in the least noticeable way possible.

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Follicular Unit Grafts/Grafting (FUG)

With this method, the hair follicles are obtained by stip harvesting. The strip is divided into the right amount of follicles to be placed back on the scalp. Follicular Unit Grafts/Grafting (FUG) may leave a scar on the scalp, which should be completely covered once the hair grows back. The advantage of this technique is that more follicles can be obtained at once and the area being harvested does not need to be shaved.

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Female Hair Loss Solutions in New York

From her state-of-the-art New York City office, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Halaas offers the best female hair loss solutions. Dr. Halaas is an industry leader in hair restoration and carefully matches the right hair restoration technique to your specific situation and aesthetic goals. Dr. Halaas will completely tailored your hair restoration procedure to provide you with the most natural and rejuvenated look possible. For more information regarding the best hair loss solutions for you, book your consultation today.

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