In the past, female hair loss generally occurred in later life. More often, women are being affected by hair loss in the younger years of 25 to 35. Female hair loss has devastating emotional effects, often leading to depression, isolation and withdrawal. If you are a woman experiencing this, there are options when tackling female hair loss. We’ll talk about the causes and treatment options in this article.
Causes of Female Hair Loss
The normal number of hairs lost per day is between fifty and one-hundred. Each hair follicle has a life cycle of between two to six years. Several factors can cause excessive hair loss, resulting in overall thinning and even areas of baldness. There are some normal aging processes that can contribute, as well as some disease conditions.
- A genetic pre-disposition is the most common cause of hair loss for both men and women.
- Fluctuations and imbalances in the level of the hormone estrogen can contribute to hair loss in women. This can be due to menopause, pregnancy or use of birth control pills.
- Disorders of the thyroid gland and the resultant hormonal imbalances.
- Increased levels of the male hormone androgen.
- Anxiety, stress and tension have been shown to be major contributors to female hair loss.
There are many treatment options available to tackle female hair loss. A skilled and experienced hair transplant surgeon can advise you on the best option for your needs. Medications and laser treatments are available to stop further hair loss, but are unable to restore hair once it is lost. To restore hair in thinning or bald areas, a hair transplant is the best option. There are two types of hair transplants available.
- Surgical. In hair transplant surgery, a thin strip of skin is removed from an area where hair growth is thickest. It is then microscopically separated into individual hair follicles and planted on the scalp. The incision is closed and stitched and heals leaving a small scar. Mild swelling is common for a few days following a hair transplant.
- Non-surgical. There are circumstances that prevent a person being a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. In some instances, a client may wish to avoid a surgical procedure. These cases can be helped through the use of non-surgical hair transplants. Custom hair pieces and wigs are designed and attached to the scalp by highly skilled technicians. There are two types of foundations available: polymer and mesh. While the mesh is the more expensive option, it also much more comfortable and creates a more natural appearance.
Before deciding on a hair transplant, it is important that you consult a top quality hair transplant surgeon. The texture and quality of your hair should be evaluated carefully. The design and plan of your transplant will affect the results you are left with. Sure Hair of Canada has the most highly trained and expert hair transplant surgeons and professionals on staff. They have a great deal of experience in tackling female hair loss and can help you, too.