If you are a woman and have a completely healthy head of hair, you are quite fortunate due to the fact that one out of every four women has hair loss. The greatest reason for this hair loss is genetics (female pattern hair loss). When we evaluate women with thinning hair, we ask about women in the family (from both sides of her family) who may have experienced thinning hair, regardless of their age. It is fairly normal on a healthy scalp to shed 100 hairs per day, which often is surprising to people. If one loses more than this, they probably have female pattern hair loss.
The non-surgical treatments that work best for this condition are Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) (Capillus 272/ laser cap laser device). This type of treatment is FDA cleared for safety and efficacy. I recommend that most of our patients use this to get the very best opportunity to both stop the progression of hair shedding and re-growth as well.
One common observation that women often describe to us in Cincinnati is that they think their hair is breaking when they see a lot of short hairs throughout their scalp, especially along the hairline. In reality, these short hairs are actually miniaturized hairs, which are the hallmark of female pattern hair loss.
It is critical that they are medically evaluated by an experienced hair restoration surgeon who takes care of hair loss patients every day in their practice.
Hair loss is horrible for most women who experience it. It is critical that they are medically evaluated by an experienced hair restoration surgeon who takes care of hair loss patients every day in their practice.
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