Coping With Female Hair Loss

POSTED: 20 October 2012

Hair loss can be devastating for both sexes, but for women it can be even more debilitating. Female hair loss is often (and incorrectly) seen as being a less common condition than the male version and isn’t treated so seriously as a result, but given how highly women tend to value their hair it can have a huge impact on their emotional and psychological wellbeing. Coping with this form of hair loss isn’t always easy but there are things that can be done, and with the right treatment plan in place you’ll be able to cope much more easily.

Causes and consequences of hair loss in women

Hair loss is sometimes viewed as being a “normal” part of womanhood, with pregnancy, ageing and genetics often being seen as key factors. Unfortunately it isn’t always as simple as that and there could be any number of other underlying causes such as loose anagen syndrome (where hair sheds before its normal growth cycle is finished), alopecia areata (a disease that results in patchy hair loss) or hypothyroidism, and even some chemicals in styling products can lead to hair loss over time. It’s important to identify the cause so an effective treatment plan can be developed, because otherwise the effects on a woman’s self-esteem can be marked.

What treatments can be offered?

There are a number of treatment options available, with the one that’s right for you depending on your individual circumstances. The cause of hair loss, the severity and even your personal preferences can all determine the kind of treatment you eventually go for, but the two main options to consider are:

•    Minoxidil. This is applied directly to the scalp and stops further hair loss whilst encouraging new growth. It’s the only non-surgical treatment available for hair loss in women (unless you consider things like hair extensions and hairpieces) and should be viewed as a lifetime commitment if you’re going to maintain regrowth.
•    Hair transplants. This procedure involves the grafting of follicular tissue onto the thinning areas of scalp, creating a natural result that’s well-tolerated. It has a great success rate and new hair will normally start to grow by 16-26 weeks following the procedure, with a lot of women being great candidates for treatment.

Either one of these options could suit your circumstances, but in order to achieve the desired results you need to get expert advice. That’s where we come in.

Get the treatment you need

Here at Crown Cosma Clinic we can help you get your confidence back. Offering both surgical and non-surgical treatments we’re confident we’ll have the solution to your hair loss issues, and our specialists will be on-hand to offer all the advice and support you need. We’ll work with you to ensure you’ve got the treatment that meets your individual requirements and because we specialise in the field you can be confident that you’re in good hands, so don’t suffer in silence—get in touch and you could soon get back a full head of hair for a renewed spring in your step.

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