The causes of hair loss in women aren’t well understood, but it’s clear that the condition is more common than most people believe. Although some cases of female balding can be traced to genetics, underlying medical conditions are often to blame. The good news is hair transplant advances offered in San Diego at La Jolla Hair Surgery Center provide women with ways to reverse hair loss.
The differences between male and female hair loss are apparent from the outset. Men usually first notice hair loss as it begins receding from the forehead or the crown of the head. On the other hand, women often tend to see thinning on the top third or half of the scalp, while the hairline remains intact.
Likewise, the causes are usually different. Only a small percentage of women experience hair loss because of genetic causes. Some of the more common reasons women lose their hair include:
Extreme weight loss
At our clinic, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan M. Stuart may determine topical remedies are the best treatment plan for specific cases of hair loss. In other cases, NeoGraft® hair transplant surgery offers a precise method of restoring hair to patchy or balding areas. Besides treatment for hair loss on the top of the head, hair transplant procedures can help address a receding hairline or thinning eyebrows. They can even be used to camouflage scars along the hairline from facial plastic surgery.
If you’re a woman with thinning hair, you can take heart in these treatment and restoration options. Look for a specialist in your area who has experience with female hair loss so that you can treat both the causes and the symptoms.