Female hair loss can have a wide range of psychological effects as well as having physiological causes. It is always important to consider why the hair loss is occurring and why, particularly since it isn’t considered normal for women to lose their hair until well into old age. For men, it is a different story, but, as is readily observable, women from the ages of 30 to 70 typically have full heads of hair. This can make it all the more traumatic for a woman to lose her hair, since it is considered by society to be abnormal and unacceptable. The woman herself may feel less attractive as a result and it can take its toll on self-esteem and on her entire psychology. At Crown Clinic, we have hair replacement solutions that can help to turn your life around and get you back to a state that you know and love.
The main causes of female hair loss is hereditary conditions such as Androgenetic Alopecia which causes a typical pattern of thinning on the top of the scalp and occurs in as many as a fifth of all women. Other types of alopecia are Areata where a disease causes loss of patches of hair over the scalp and eyebrows, traction alopecia where the scalp has been damaged by tight braiding and cornrows, and the related scarring alopecia where again tight braiding and cornrowing has damaged the scalp, although it can also be seen in some postmenopausal women suffer from inflammation of the hair follicles.
Female hair loss treatment can be divided into two sections – non-surgical and surgical. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is the only known non-surgical option for women. It should never be taken while pregnant because it could harm the foetus. It also requires to be taken all of the time if lasting effects are to be seen and it may not work for every person taking it.
The surgical option is a female hair transplant and the good news is that it has a very high likelihood of succeeding. Prior to the surgery we will assess your suitability for hair replacement surgery to ensure that the treatment will benefit you. Unfortunately, not every person can undergo this treatment but the vast majority can, so it is important you come for a consultation with us. The treatment itself is considered very safe and is classed as minor outpatient surgery. With it we can treat your hair loss effectively and reshape your hairline in a way that complements your features. After this you can go back to treating your hair like you always have with no worries about brushing or using products on it. The grafts are often so well done that hairdressers cannot tell that you have had them, which means that you can literally go back to how you were before. The procedure itself will only last for a few hours, will be performed using local anaesthesia and will cause the minimum of discomfort.