About Women’s Hair Loss
Hair loss affects up to 50% of women in their lifetime.
While thinning hair and baldness is expected and more accepted in men, it is devastating for most women. Women in the U.S. spend billions of dollars yearly buying products to make their hair thicker, stronger, and fuller. However, most of these hair regrowth products sold to help thicken or regrow hair are not based on scientific evidence.
Once a woman starts to notice that her hair is thinning, she immediately starts to look for a hair treatment solution. Yet at the same time most women are embarrassed to discuss it with friends, family, and even their hairdresser. Most physicians, including some dermatologists, have little interest in female hair loss, or little knowledge on the best treatments available. Frustration and fear of going bald can lead to anxiety and sometimes depression in many women.
The women’s hair loss specialists at Medi Tresse Boston are committed to giving hope to women by educating them on the cause of their hair loss and developing a treatment plan individualized for their specific needs. Hair and scalp treatment is available to stop further loss, and then to help regrow some of the hair already lost. Medi Tresse only recommends those products and treatments that have been properly studied and proven to help.
The most common type of hair loss in women is androgenic alopecia. Women can inherit this tendency from their fathers as well as their mothers. It is essential that women start treatment as soon as they notice excessive hair shedding or thinning. By the time the scalp is visible through the hair, almost 50% of the density in that area has been lost.
Most causes of hair loss, especially androgenic alopecia, continue to cause further loss unless hair regrowth and restoration treatment is continued. Presently there is no “cure”, but hair restoration treatment can stop further loss and help regrow hair. However, if treatment is suddenly stopped, there often can be loss of the hair regained with treatment. Much like good dental care, we recommend continued treatment and follow up exams every 6-12 months.