Topic: Hair Loss in Women..
Although women can experience hair loss just like men, it is not the same. The timing and pattern of hair loss is different. Women usually start to experience thinning of the hair around their 40’s and 50’s, but can start as early as their 20’s. Men typically start losing hair around their 30’s and 40’s. Men tend to lose hair around their hair line and crown of the head, while women's hair starts to thin out throughout the scalp.
Hair loss in women can occur for numerous reasons such as pregnancy, birth control pills, stress, some hair styles, crash diets, from other medical conditions, and from taking certain medications. That is why it is very important to get evaluated by a doctor to establish the diagnosis. Although hair loss can be daunting for both genders, it is much more socially acceptable for men to be bald and not women. A study that was made by the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (1992) compared the psychological impact of hair loss on men and women. It found that women had a more negative body image and were less able to adapt to the loss.
Fortunately, women can get hair surgery. However, not all women qualify for hair transplants— nor do all men, for that matter. In order to be a hair transplant candidate, the hair loss must be due to genetic reasons and the patient must have enough donor hair. Anesthesia allergies, blood clotting abnormalities, and scarring tendency are other reasons why you might be disqualified. Consultations provided by Dr. Kahen are free of charge! Schedule your consultation today in order to see whether you qualify for hair transplant: 1 (888) 902-1084
Aside from hair transplants due to hair loss, women can also receive eyebrow restoration. The loss of eyebrows for women can be due to “over-plucking”. When the hair is being constantly pulled out at the root, it can cause the hairs to grow back finer, thinner or stop growing back over time. Another cause of eyebrow hair loss is hormonal imbalances. Certain medications such as birth control pills, seizure medications, aspirin, blood thinners and chemotherapy treatments alter hormones in the body. You can get an eyebrow transplant to fill patchy bald spots and make the eyebrows look much thicker. The results are permanent! In order to get a more accurate evaluation of what the results may be, you will need to come in for a consultation. You can also give us a call if you need anymore information about the procedure.