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Hair Loss in Women

Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss in women affects about 20 million each year. Dr. Stephen Giordano, medical director at Carolina Age Management Institute, treats hair loss in the greater Charlotte and Huntersville, NC areas, and the surrounding communities who want to look and feel better about themselves.

What Causes Hair Loss in Women?

Before a plan can be created for you, your doctor will look at the underlying cause of your hair loss. Medications and health issues are two common reasons. This is why it is important to be honest with your doctor about the medications you are taking and your health history. This will help determine if this process is needed, or if you could potentially be treated by changing medications or even diet changes.

Though those are common reasons for hair loss in women, the most common cause of hair loss in women is androgenic alopecia or female pattern baldness. For many women, when this occurs, hair will start thinning out at the top of the head and the crown. You may notice your center part is starting to widen, this is a common first sign of female pattern baldness, a signal hair restoration may be needed.

For the most part, androgenic alopecia is the cause of hair loss, also known as female pattern baldness. If not this, there are other underlying conditions most of which are temporary or scar related. Hormonal imbalances, such as thyroid conditions, may often involve hair loss as a side effect. This is the primary reason that it is imperative to perform extensive evaluations of a woman’s medical history, current health, medications, and even tests to attempt to ascertain the cause of hair loss. Once a condition has been identified, it is possible to stop further loss and even reverse the loss and begin hair regrowth.

How To Treat Hair Loss in Women?

Women with androgenic alopecia and other conditions of permanent hair loss may only benefit from hair transplantation, as it is the only permanent solution with little to no risk.

Hair loss due to androgenic alopecia is classified with the Ludwig Scale. It is different from men in their progression and that women rarely end up bald. Baldness is classified in the following steps according to the Ludwig Scale:

Women are ideal candidates for hair transplantation and fortunate enough to see significant improvement following one procedure.

Treatment Options for Hair Loss in Women

Thankfully, there are multiple hair restoration options available to you and your doctor. Hair transplantation is a common hair restoration solution. This treatment involves taking hair you already have and moving it to fill in an area with no or thinning hair. It is considered a permanent solution.

Once the cause of the hair loss is determined, a treatment plan can be made. Hair restoration has multiple options, but not everything is the best option for everyone. Hair restoration options for women include:

  • Creams and prescriptions. These can be applied to the area in question or taken orally to help stimulate hair growth in women. Results often take time and the CAMI team can go over what to expect as you use these. 
  • Hair transplants. Another hair restoration option is a transplant. This involves taking hair follicles from an area that thicker hair and transplanting them to an area with sparse or no hair. This is a permanent solution for many women with hair loss.
  • PRP. PRP is another hair restoration treatment option. This involves using platelet rich plasma to help stimulate hair follicles to grow, giving women the thicker hair, they desire.

 But, if your doctor decides a hair transplant isn’t the best option for you, there are other hair restoration options. PRP therapy can also be used to help stimulate hair growth in problem areas as well. Your doctor will be able to go over your hair restoration options with you at your consultation.

 

How Much Do Hair Restoration Treatments Cost in Charlotte, NC?

The cost of hair restoration treatments for women experiencing hair loss varies depending on the treatment chosen, the extent of the hair loss and the number of treatments needed. During a consultation with Dr. Giordano, he discusses the cost as well as payment options, including financing through CareCredit®.

Consultation

Prior to any hair restoration treatments, Dr. Giordano meets with each patient to talk about hair loss. This appointment involves reviewing your medical history as well as other family members with hair loss issues, your overall medical health, and the best treatment options.

For women living in Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, and the surrounding communities, suffering from hair loss, Dr. Stephen Giordano treats hair loss with hair restoration at Carolina Age Management Institute. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

 

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