For a lot of women, hair loss is a sensitive topic. It’s something most women would rather not discuss at all, yet it happens with an alarming frequency. The good news is that, while hair loss in women can be dispiriting, you can find a hair restoration option that is right for you. At Hair Loss Solutions in Minneapolis-St. Paul area, we provide women with hope for total hair restoration, without the need for invasive surgery.
Before we discuss specific treatments, it’s important to talk about the root causes of hair loss. That’s why we welcome women to join us in our private, intimate studio space for a consultation with one of our experts. We’ll examine your scalp and follicles and discuss some of the potential causes of your thinning hair, then walk you through an array of custom solutions.
Certainly, there are many factors that can contribute to women’s thinning hair. Before understanding these factors, though, it’s worth discussing how female hair growth is supposed to happen. Normally, the follicles on your scalp alternate between a growth phase and a rest phase. During the rest phase, your follicles may actually shed old hairs to make room for healthy new growth. In other words, a little bit of shedding is normal and healthy!
Problems arise when the growth phase is made less productive, or when the rest phase is prolonged. That’s when women may face extreme and permanent hair loss.
Several conditions can contribute to female hair loss, including androgenetic alopecia—better known as female pattern hair loss. Though this isn’t quite as common as its male counterpart, female pattern hair loss does occur in many women. It’s caused by a surplus of DHT, a testosterone byproduct that blocks the follicles from working properly. It’s not really curable, but there are plenty of solutions for restoring normal hair growth.
Women’s hair loss can also stem from medical complications. It’s well known that chemotherapy and radiation treatment can cause hair loss, as can a number of prescription medications. Additionally, note that any hormonal imbalance can ultimately lead to thinning hair—including menopause, post-pregnancy, thyroid conditions, and more.
There is also a condition known as traction alopecia, which can be caused by different hairstyles. If you regularly wear your hair in tight braids, ponytails, or cornrows, you may actually be causing friction against your follicles, which can lead to scarring and to permanent hair loss.
Rare conditions, such as alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis, may also be the cause of hair loss; in fact, these conditions can cause hair loss not just on the scalp, but all over the entire body.
No matter the cause of your hair loss, it can be a tough thing to deal with. Know that there is hope. With the right treatment, you can once again enjoy a full, healthy head of hair—and there’s no surgery required to make that happen.
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There are a number of proven non-surgical options for restoring your full length, volume, and natural hairline. The first step is meeting with us in our Vadnais Heights, MN studio for a consultation, where we’ll walk you through some of the treatments that best fit your hair loss needs. Contact Hair Loss Solutions today to schedule your appointment.