Hair loss can begin in the late teen years for some women with a hereditary hair loss history. For many, hair loss in women more commonly begins with a decline in estrogen around age 50. As estrogen declines, testosterone levels become more predominant. For women with sensitivity to the effects of androgens (ie. testosterone) on their hair follicles, the result can be a miniaturization of their hair follicles and hair loss.
Because there are so many factors influencing hair loss, it is important to first be evaluated for any other contributing factors such as:
- Digestive issues
- Food sensitivities
- Nutrient deficiency
- Thyroid dysfunction
Dr. Falcone and her team at the Falcone Center team can provide this evaluation, or she can guide you in what should be investigated by your family doctor prior to hair treatment
Common Patterns of Hair Loss in Women
Women can experience a variety of hair loss patterns from miniaturization of the hair follicles to thinning of a section or the entire scalp.
It is important to understand the root cause of the hair loss before embarking on a treatment protocol. Hair loss in women is can be generically categorized as genetic or reactive. While genetic hair loss is predetermined and typically gradual, reactive hair loss can be unpredictable. This type of hair loss may be impacted by the previously mentioned factors, other common triggers include:
- Hormonal imbalances
Treatment for Hair Loss in Women
While it is common for people to experience losing anywhere from an average to 50 to 100 strands of hair per day, noticing large clumps of hair or consistent hair loss may elicit cause for concern. Ensuring you have enough protein or complex carbohydrates in your diet may help, and adding supplements to your daily routine or choosing relaxed hairstyles may help reduce hair loss.
However, some cases of hair loss in women may require further treatment. Our qualified team proudly offers a variety of treatments. If Vampire Hair treatment, Rogaine or nutritional therapy is recommended, the most important thing is to start early. Preserving and nourishing the hair follicle stem cells early can slow or prevent the progression of hair loss.
Maintenance treatment will be required at various intervals based on the treatment selected and severity of the hair loss.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Don’t wait for treatment. Contact us today for your consultation with Dr. Falcone at the Falcone Center for Cosmetic, Functional and Integrative Medicine. Our team proudly serves you with locations in Bala Cynwyd, PA, and Lambertville and Maple Shade, NJ. Taking a proactive approach to hair loss in women and beginning earlier treatment may help create better results. Start your journey today!
*Every patient is unique and individual experiences will vary regarding downtime and results.