Hair Loss for Women

Female hair loss: What you need to know

Baldness and hair loss is typically considered a man’s problem, however hair loss can affect anyone, regardless of their gender. Unfortunately, more than 50% of females will experience significant and visible hair loss in their lifetime. The most common cause is female pattern hair loss (also known as androgenetic alopecia). The extent of hair loss will vary from person to person; here are some factors that can influence hair loss.

  • Hormonal imbalance: pregnancy and menopause are often associated with hair loss
  • Stress: significant physical/emotional stress has been linked to hair loss
  • Diet: deficiencies in nutrients can affect hair health
  • Vitamin deficiency: low levels of certain vitamins can affect hair loss
  • Genetics: studies indicate connection to pattern baldness
  • Medications: hair loss can be a rare medication side effect, however a variety of drugs may contribute, including oral birth control
  • Aging: women over 40 tend to experience increased hair loss
  • Hairstyle: some chemical hair treatments and hairstyles may contribute to hair loss

At Este New York we offer treatments that can help restore and regrow your hair. The first thing an Este hair and scalp specialist will do is determine what type of female hair loss you are experiencing. Read on to review the most common types of hair loss for females.

The sooner you address your hair loss, the more likely you are to prevent further damage. If you have questions about hair loss solutions we invite you to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced Long Island clinic hair loss doctors. Este Medical Group has several successful New York hair loss treatments for your consideration.

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What is female pattern baldness?

Although there are several types of hair loss for females, the most common is female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) a hereditary condition that can also be influenced by hormone levels and aging. As women age, hormone levels play a role in hair loss during menopause as estrogen and progesterone levels drop; hair becomes finer and thinner as follicles shrink, hair grows more slowly and falls out more frequently. Eventually the follicles do not grow new hair.

Female pattern baldness starts around the top of the head with progressive hair thinning. It usually starts along the center hair part with visible thinning, and over time the scalp becomes more and more visible, as there is less hair volume. This type of baldness rarely starts in women young. Onset tends to be associated with hormonal changes in menopause, so women in their midlife, in their 40s and 50s, are most impacted by this type of hair loss.  

Este Medical Group has treatments available at our New York hair loss center. Message Este to book a hair loss consultation today.

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What types of hair loss can women experience?  

Hair loss affects everyone in different ways, ranging from mild to extreme cases, with a variety of different causes. Here are the most prevalent types of hair loss for females.

Severe stress (telogen effluvium)

Hair loss can result from extreme physical stress and/or emotional shock, this is known as telogen effluvium. Stress-related hair loss usually starts about three months after a traumatic experience. Signs to look for include: increased hair shedding, thinning hair, and patches of missing hair. It can be caused by a variety of things including: dramatic weight loss, surgery, illness, childbirth, as well as mental illness, and intense psychological traumas (e.g., death of a loved one).    

Diffuse hair loss (chronic telogen effluvium)

Chronic telogen effluvium is a more persistent and prolonged type of hair loss which tends to fluctuate over several years (it generally affects the entire scalp). Severe stress, anemia, thyroid problems, and medication side effects are all examples of health-related conditions which may trigger, as well as perpetuate, this type of hair loss. Its causes are often hard to pinpoint, but it is a treatable condition.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is immune system related and causes patchy hair loss. This condition causes cells in your immune system to surround and attack your hair follicles. It is not considered a serious medical condition, but it most likely will result in anxiety and sadness. Hair growth treatments are available to help with this type of hair loss.

Traction Alopecia

This type of hair loss is often caused by repeated trauma to hair follicles and/or from pulling hair back into tight hairstyles that put undue tension on the hair roots. When hair is pulled from the roots to make a hairstyle it may cause long-term damage (e.g., extensions, tight ponytails, braids, cornrows…). Hair loss can occur around the hairline and temples. However, this type of hair loss is treatable.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a common hormone disorder that can cause hair thinning and hair loss (also known as female pattern hair loss). Some females experiencing PCOS produce higher levels of androgens (e.g., dihydrotestosterone); this hormone imbalance affects hair follicles by shrinking and shortening the hair, which makes it easier to fall out as well as hard to regrow. The good news with female pattern baldness is that the hair follicle stays alive, so there's an opportunity to stimulate hair growth with certain hair loss treatments.

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How do I know if I'm losing my hair?

Not sure if you have female pattern baldness? We recommend contacting Este’s hair loss clinic in Long Island as soon as you start experiencing thinning or balding, as leaving it untreated may result in further hair loss. Signs to look for include:

  • Thinning hair on top of your head
  • Thinning hair that spreads from your center hair part
  • Excessive hair loss, clumps of hair falling out
  • Scalp becoming more visible
  • Patches of hair missing  

Some hair loss is normal, but if you have concerns, or are actually experiencing changes that match with one of the types of hair loss mentioned above, then we advise you to book a consultation with a female hair loss specialist at our New York Este Medical Group clinic.   

Can a hair loss treatment help me?

Advances in hair loss therapy, technology and surgery (i.e., hair transplant) means retaining the hair you have, regrowing it, and/or replacing hair is absolutely possible. Besides having a gorgeous head of hair restored, you will stop brushing your hair in fear, and being self-conscious at the hairdressers — overall your self-esteem and confidence will skyrocket after a hair loss treatment.  

Este Medical Group has several successful New York hair loss treatments available for women.

Hair Transplant for Women

The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant is Este Medical Group’s most popular hair loss treatment. In just five months clients experience visible hair growth (i.e., on average 50% hair growth). And within a year most transplant recipients will experience up to 100% hair growth. A FUE hair loss treatment restores hair by replacing old follicles with new follicles that are still able to grow hair. It’s a very successful treatment for extreme hair loss.  

Laser Hair Growth

This regrowth treatment is best for treating general thinning and pattern baldness. Laser therapy stimulates hair follicles and their natural growth cycle. This treatment has a 95% success rate, and you can see results in about four months. This is an excellent treatment to replenish the scalp with new hair growth.  

Mesotherapy for Hair Loss

This microinjection treatment targets the mesoderm (below the scalp's surface) to halt hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth. Mesotherapy is a very efficient technique for slowing hair loss and treating alopecia.

For the most successful results we recommend you have a female hair loss specialist New York consultation. Contact our Este Long Island hair loss treatment team today!

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