How to treat Female Hair Loss?

The aging process may mean that some women experience female-pattern hair loss (FPHL). This is also called androgenetic alopecia or androgenic alopecia. This type of hair loss may get worse due to hormone changes. During and after menopause, hair might become finer (thinner) because hair follicles shrink.

Dr. Audumbar Borgaonkar
Female Hair Loss

Many female patients complain daily about their hair fall and worry that they will lose all that hair or go bald. In this blog article, we'll be discussing the different factors triggering hair loss and how we can tackle the situation. All hair loss treatments we talk about here and a lot more customized hair loss treatments are available at Arreva Clinic provided by Dr. Audumbar.

There are many different causes like stress, genetics, hormones, aging, alopecia, cancer treatment, etc. There are different types of hair loss, but the most commonly seen are the following three:

  1. Telogen effluvium – This type of hair loss causes general shedding from all over the head. Women suffering from this type of hair loss typically lose some 100 hairs a day. And sometimes, shedding can accelerate due to stress, illness, hormones, or medication.
  2. Androgenetic alopecia – Androgenetic alopecia in women generally causes hairs to thin just behind the hairline and in the top, frontal area. But the hair stays thick at the back.
    An enzyme causes the conversion of the sex hormone testosterone to another hormone, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This effect on hormone causes the hair follicles to produce thinner hair till they stop entirely.
  3. Alopecia areata – This type of alopecia causes round patches of hair loss and might eventually lead to total baldness. It is developed when the immune system attacks hair follicles which results in hair loss.

The cause of alarm comes when a sudden severe hair loss with 150 to 200 stands fall every day. At this point in hair loss you should visit a doctor to get tested and treated for it. Our doctor will conduct the standard physical and medical examination and diagnose any underlying factors to understand your type of hair loss.

We can help you contain and treat the hair fall for females. There are a variety of treatments, including OTC hair loss treatments, which are effective.

 

Female Hair loss treatment

There are many readily available which are incredibly effective on hair loss for women, such as:

  1. Minoxidil
    Sold over the counter(OTC) under several generic brands such as Rogaine, Minoxidil is an FDA approved hair loss treatment. Both men and women have reported a high satisfaction rate after using it.
    Minoxidil stimulates hair growth and may increase its growth cycle. It will also thicken hairs and reduce the appearance of patchiness or a widening in hair parting.
    Studies have found that even 2% minoxidil application was effective for females with androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness.
  2. Light therapy (LLT)
    LLT is usually applied along with other hair loss treatments such as PRP, minoxidil, etc. to help stimulate hair growth as it may not be sufficient on its own.
    A trial posted to several reputed journals stated that adding LLT to regular 5% minoxidil treatment for androgenetic alopecia helped improve the hair loss recovery. But this therapy does require further research.
  3. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
    This up-and-coming treatment reduces hair fall by making use of your body's healing capacity of the platelets. Here the doctor takes the patient's blood, breaks down the blood cells to extract the platelet-rich plasma from the blood. They then inject it into the scalp at the affected areas. This prompts hair growth.
  4. Mesotherapy
    At a 90% success rate, Mesotherapy is one of the best hair loss treatments in the market. Here a formula of medicines, hormones, herbal extracts, etc. is injected into the affected areas for several sessions. It has limited side effects, and many men and women have reported great satisfaction and steady hair growth.
  5. Hair transplant
    If the hair loss or bald area is too large, and hair grafts don't respond well to treatments, a hair transplant is the best solution. It is an ever involving surgical method that comes in the form of both invasive and non-invasive hair restoration methods.
    It is performed by taking potent hair grafts from a donor area, in most cases the back of the head, and transplanting it to the bald area. It is not suitable for everyone and a little expensive, but it is reported to be very successful and well worth the cost.
  6. Haircare and diet
    Overall physical and hygiene contributes immensely to the health, texture, and volume of your hair. Proper diet, regular wash, oiling, regularly combing, using the shampoo best suited for you can also help prevent hair failure.

Overall physical and hygiene contributes immensely to the health, texture, and volume of your hair. Proper diet, regular wash, oiling, regularly combing, using the shampoo best suited for you can also help prevent hair failure.

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