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Women's Hair Loss

Women's Hair Loss

Hair loss in women can take psychological tolls and may make a woman feel less beautiful. This condition is more commonly found in men, but women suffer nearly as much. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 40% of women suffer from visible hair loss by age 40.

Most Common Causes of Women’s Hair Loss
  • Androgenetic Alopecia or Female Pattern Baldness: Generally due to the increased presence of hormones. Commonly increased male hormones like testosterone converting to DHT cause this diffuse thinning. However, hormone actions from ovarian cysts, certain birth control pills, pregnancy, and menopause can also cause androgenetic alopecia.
  • Telogen Effluvium: This is the sudden transition of hair in the growing and resting phases to the shedding phase following trauma. The trauma commonly causing Telogen Effluvium is childbirth, extreme stress, malnutrition, major surgery, and severe infection. Remission is possible if stress is avoided, but TE can be chronic depending on triggers or stressors.
  • Traction Alopecia: This condition is caused by constant trauma to the hair follicles from tight hairstyles. Common styles are braiding, cornrows, tight ponytails, and extensions. The constant pulling and stress to the follicles can impair growth causing balding and thinning.

Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Contrary to men who experience baldness primarily because it’s hereditary, hair loss in women can be triggered for a variety of reasons. The most common reason for hair loss is an imbalance of hormones. These imbalances can be classified into the most common forms of hair loss.

How Hair Specialists Can Help

Dr. Cain Linville specializes in the use of NeoGraft at Hair Specialists Houston. NeoGraft is a noninvasive hair transplant alternative to the Follicular Unit Strip Surgery. NeoGraft has a proven shorter recovery time, no scarring, and less activity restrictions post-operation. This procedure is equally effective in men and women. Call now to schedule a consultation and see how Dr. Linville can treat your hair loss.

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