Pattern Hair Loss in Women
While hair loss is a condition that is most often attributed to men, the fact is that it affects millions of women as well. In fact, by some estimates, one in four women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives. Female Pattern Hair Loss, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia in women, is a progressive condition that can be a surprising development in one’s life – one that causes extreme self-consciousness and a loss of self-esteem. Fortunately, there are a number of advanced hair restoration options available from Dr. Bernardino Arocha that can address pattern hair loss in women and restore what has been lost with natural-looking results.
About Female Pattern Hair Loss
Female Pattern Hair Loss can manifest at virtually any age. While heredity (from one or both sides of the family) is often a cause of hair loss in women, other factors such as stress, hormonal imbalances, menopause, anemia, thyroid conditions, skin conditions, pregnancy, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, and the discontinuation of birth control pills have been linked to the loss of hair. Even hairstyles that excessively pull the hair, such as tight braids or ponytails, as well as certain chemical treatments and styling tools, have been said to cause hair damage and eventual hair loss in some women.
Pattern hair loss in women typically occurs quite differently from what is common in men. In women, the condition often presents itself as thinning hair in the mid-scalp and/or frontal areas of the head; however, it can also occur in the back of the head. Most women who are affected by pattern hair loss do not experience complete baldness, but it is important to remember that this condition is progressive. With treatment, the affected areas of hair loss can often be successfully restored.
Treatment Options for Female Pattern Hair Loss
Advanced hair restoration surgery techniques such as follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and other options can often help women experiencing pattern hair loss, particularly those in more advanced stages. Surgical treatments utilize your own natural hair to renew areas of thinning hair and restore density. These techniques are designed to be lasting solutions to hair loss. Our hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Bernardino Arocha, is extensively trained and experienced in these procedures and works with incredible attention to detail in order to create results that look natural. The goal is to produce hair restoration outcomes that make it look like the hair had never been lost.
There are also less invasive options such as Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, Low Level Laser Therapy, and topical solutions such as ROGAINE® that may be beneficial. Dr. Arocha will meet with you for an initial, complimentary consultation to discuss your goals and answer your questions. During this meeting, he will conduct a thorough examination and help determine the best treatment option for your unique needs.
Hair loss in women is a much more common condition than you may think, and it is certainly nothing to be embarrassed about. With state-of-the-art treatment techniques, Dr. Arocha can help restore your hair with beautiful results.
Contact Arocha Hair Restoration
If you have questions about Female Pattern Hair Loss, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact Dr. Arocha today.