Many people think of hair loss as primarily a male problem but hair loss affects women as well—up to 35 percent of women can experience it in their lifetime. Hair loss can be a big problem for women, but treatment options now exist that can help you. The best step toward solving your problem is to consult with a qualified hair loss physician like those found at Vinci Hair Clinic where treatments for both men and women are offered.
Here is an overview of treatments available to women.
Surgical Hair Transplantation
For women seeking a permanent fix, a hair transplant is a great option. Modern methods such as FUE and FUT allow for natural-looking hair that grows and behaves like normal. In these procedures, healthy follicles are harvested from a donor area (the area of the scalp where healthy hair is growing) and then transplanted into the problem areas on the scalp. Contemporary techniques are very advanced and allow surgeons to pick individual follicles and choose the most viable ones.
This treatment involves drawing your blood and putting it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. The platelet is then activated and injected back into the scalp on the level of follicles. This promotes hair growth by stimulating stem cells and the body’s own growth factors. As a result, hair loss is slowed and miniaturised hair is reversed, allowing it to grow visible and strong once again. If conducted at the same time as a transplant, this process makes the grafts grow faster.
Low-level Laser Light Therapy
This is a great treatment for those who are not good candidates for surgery. Lasers are used to directly stimulate follicles and promote growth.
Hair Growth Products
Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved topical treatment for women. Minoxidil helps 80 percent of women. It works by promoting the growth phase of hair, allowing more time for hair to grow. Noticeable growth takes several months so you must be patient when using this treatment. An early start is important because minoxidil works the best when started as soon as possible.