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Female Hair loss

There is generally only one early sign of female hair loss and that is thinning hair. Generally, females do not experience a receding hair line and rarely will a woman go bald. Female Hair loss involves the thinning of hair in general. This occurs all over the scalp but mainly at the crown. Hair Loss in women can be caused by many factors but more specific considerations for females are hormonal stages, pregnancy and stress. 

Below are some of the common causes of female hair loss.

Androgenetic Alopecia

The majority of female with Androgenetic Alopecia have diffuse thinning on all areas of the scalp.
Androgenic alopecia can be caused by a variety of factors tied to the actions of hormones, including, ovarian cysts, the taking of high androgen index birth control pills, pregnancy, and menopause.

Telogen Effluvium

When your body goes through something traumatic like childbirth, malnutrition, a severe infection, major surgery, or extreme stress, much of the 90 percent or so of the hair in the anagen (growing) phase or catagen (resting) phase can shift all at once into the shedding (telogen) phase. About 6 weeks to three month after the stressful event is usually when the phenomenon called telogen effluvium can begin.

Traction alopecia

This condition is caused by localized trauma to the hair follicles from tight hairstyles that pull at hair over time. If the condition is detected early enough, the hair will regrow. Braiding, cornrows, tight ponytails, and extensions are the most common styling causes.

Anagen Effluvium

Occurs after any insult to the hair follicle that impairs its mitotic or metabolic activity. This hair loss is commonly associated with chemotherapy. The characteristic finding in anagen effluvium is the tapered fracture of the hair shafts. The hair shaft narrows as a result of damage to the matrix. Eventually, the shaft fractures at the site of narrowing and causes the loss of hair.

How can I identify which is the right treatment?

If you are unsure what may be causing your hair loss, you should always consult your medical professional or trichologist before commencing treatment. Alternatively, you can read about our treatment programs or contact us to find out which treatment is right for you.