Hair Loss in Women
Hair loss can begin in the late teen years for some women with a hereditary hair loss history. For most women, hair loss more commonly begins with a decline in estrogen around age 50. As estrogen declines, testosterone levels become more predominant. For women with sensitivity to the effects of androgens (ie. testosterone) on their hair follicles, the result can be a miniaturization of their hair follicles and hair loss.
Because there are so many factors influencing hair loss, it is important to first be evaluated for any other contributing factors such as anemia, thyroid dysfunction, nutrient deficiency, infections, food sensitivities or digestive issues just to name a few. Dr. Falcone and the Falcone Center team can provide this evaluation or she can guide you in what should be investigated by your family doctor prior to hair treatment.
Common patterns of Female Hair Loss
Women can experience a variety of hair loss patterns from miniaturization of the hair follicles to thinning of a section or the entire scalp.
It is important to understand the root cause of the hair loss before embarking on a treatment protocol.
If PRP, Vampire Hair treatment, Rogaine or nutritional therapy is recommended, the most important thing is to start early. Preserving and nourishing the hair follicle stem cells early can slow or prevent the progression of hair loss.
Maintenance treatment will be required at various intervals based on the treatment selected and severity of the hair loss.
Don’t wait for treatment. Call today for your consultation with Dr. Falcone. The earlier you begin treatment the better your outcome.