Losing your hair as a woman, especially if you’re young or at a vulnerable time in your life, can be a catastrophic experience . For women, there is a social stigma attached to going bald. Hair loss can affect your beauty and how you perceive yourself. There are usually emotional trials and tribulations when it happens. Hence hair fall in women is a very sensitive topic.
Hair loss affects most of the women, but it is more associated with men. In fact, more than half of all women will experience some form of hair loss or thinning during their lifetime. Men and women lose their hair for different reasons, with women having a wider variety of contributing causes. Moreover, women usually lose hair in different areas of their scalp. Because of these differences between the genders, women’s hair loss must be treated differently.
Female hair loss usually consists of a more diffuse, overall thinning of the hair, which leads to increased scalp exposure. This is different from men, who most often have a receding hairline at the temples and thinning at the top or crown of the head. Women’s hairlines are usually maintained while the part line and top area behind the bangs experience the most loss. The back and sides of the head may also be affected and is the pattern most ideal for hair transplantation.
Advance Clinic understands the differences between male and female hair loss and has designed treatments and programs specifically for the unique needs of women. Advance Clinic’s team of hair loss experts and licensed cosmetologists are familiar with the many possible causes of hair loss in women and can help identify the source and develop a personalized treatment plan.
|Genetics and Aging: If your parents, siblings andblood relatives have history of hair loss, you will most probably also experience hair loss. The chances of hair loss also increase with age. Approximately half of all women by age 50 are affected by hair loss.|
|Hormonal Imbalances: Hormonal imbalances can occur due to sleep disorder, lifestyle changes, menopause, significant weight loss or gain, postpartum, chemotherapy treatments, stress or depression. Birth control pills, thyroid disorders and ovarian cysts can also contribute to hormonal imbalances which may cause hair loss.|
|Medications: Among others, certain medications for blood pressure, heart conditions, contraception and depression are known to cause hair loss.|
|Disease and Illness: Women are generally more susceptible to a wider variety of medical conditions that can lead to hair loss than men. Many diseases and illness cause hair loss.|
|Chemical Hair Treatments: Some salon and at-home hair treatments like relaxers and dyes can damage the hair and cause hair loss.|
|Hair Styles: Pulling hair too tight in braids, buns and ponytails for long periods of time can damage the hair follicle and prevent hair from growing back properly. This is known as Traction Alopecia.|
|Compulsive Hair Pulling: Hair loss can result from a compulsive hair pulling disorder, Trichotillomania, which causes one to pull out their own hair resulting in noticeable bald patches. Only about 2% of the population is affected but women represent about 90%.|
|Poor Nutrition: Eating the wrong foods, crash dieting or getting insufficient nutrition can lead to hair loss. Extreme weight loss can also cause hair to fall out.|