Hair loss in women has been going on since the beginning of time. However, many women were embarrassed to say anything and wore wigs to cover their hair loss. Today, hair loss specialists are able to help women with hair loss just as they have men. Below are some basic questions regarding women and hair loss:
• Why is my hair thinning?
Women can have many different causes of hair loss. Auto-immune disease, thyroid problems, stress, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, and anemia can call be underlying causes of hair loss. Hair loss can be reversed if these conditions are found and taken care of. If the problem is determined to be genetic, hair loss specialist have many treatment options for your thinning hair. There are many medications, shampoos, low level laser therapy, hair grafts, and hair transplants.
• Is Telogen Effluvium genetic?
The answer is no. This is a condition that is easily confused with genetic hair loss in women. Telogen effluvium happens when the hair goes into a resting phase and then shed months later. This can be caused by medical conditions as well as medication. This is usually reversible and is easily treated.
• What is the difference of hair loss in women and men?
Hair loss in women does not follow the same pattern as men’s hair loss. Thinning normally occurs over the entire head, while men’s hair loss is usually on the crown. Both can be caused by genetics and your hair loss specialist has many treatment plans for hair loss in both women and men.
• Will I need a blood test?
Blood tests tell a lot about a person and can help with determining what kind of hair loss you have. We are able to do the blood tests and get your result at our office. This will save you from going to the hospital for your blood test.