Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment.
Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress due to work or mental situati....Read More
Female Hair Loss
Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment.
Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress due to work or mental situation etc. The following section helps you to understand phenomenon of loss of hair in women and ways to prevent hair loss.
The causes of hair loss in females:
Some of the causes are briefed here.
Hair loss due to Certain Nutritional or Vitamin deficiencies: The subclinical nutritional deficiencies of Vit D3 , Vit B12 , iron are chiefly responsible for hair loss due to nutritional deficiencies in females. This can be prevented by following some good hair loss diet plan.
Hormonal hair loss in women: Variation in hormonal levels in the female body has been found to be important reason for hair loss in women. Various hormones that contribute to hormonal hair loss in women are thyroid hormones, oestrogen, progesterone, FHS, LH etc. Also, life changing events like pregnancy or menopause can also contribute to hormonal imbalance in women which may contribute to temporary hair loss.
Stress and hair loss in women: Both mental and physiological stress are increasingly becoming main contributors to hair loss in working women.
We at, HairMD- hair loss clinic in Pune, take care of hairs of our patients by providing them with the best hair loss treatment- customised cocktail therapy for hair loss which is based on proven medical research. Currently, finasteride and Minoxidil are mainstay treatment for hair loss in women and men- mainly to stop the progression of male pattern hair loss or baldness in females and males. Finasteride is a tablet which blocks the hormones- 5-alpha-reductase in the body which is responsible for hair loss. Minoxidil increases the vascularity i.e. blood flow of the scalp and promotes hair growth. Along with Finasteride and Minoxidil, various procedures like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), mesotherapy, micro needling, and low level laser light therapy (LLLT therapy for hair loss) are done to treat hair loss.
In PRP hair loss treatment, concentrated growth factors extracted from our own blood are delivered to hair follicles on the scalp. In microneedling for hair loss, thousands of micro punctures are created in our scalp with the help of micro needling derma roller devices. These micro punctures results in released of intrinsic growth factors at that site stimulate hair growth.
In low level laser light therapy (LLLT), light from a red cold laser is delivered to the hair, this laser light stimulates the hair follicles for faster growth. LLLT treatment is US FDA approved for hair loss problem. In mesotherapy, growth peptides, plane stem cell extract and various other growth factors are delivered locally to our hair.
All these hair loss treatment & procedures along with medication are responsible for the great results. We have been lucky to treatment more than 119023 & counting hair loss & related patients at HairMD and ClearSkin- Laser and hair clinic and could deliver successful results over the period of 28 years under the umbrella of Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV- one of best dermatologist in Pune, Karad, Kolhapur.
It is one of the medications which is in widely used and proved in giving excellent results in baldness. It works well if used in the initial period of hair loss; during this period of time generally, minoxidil helps in converting the existing telogen phase (resting period) hairs to anagen phase (growth period) hairs.
It is a US FDA medication is used for topical application only. It is available in foam and spray form. This medication works well for pattern baldness for men and women, androgenetic alopecia.
This medication is available in 3 forms:
2% minoxidil used mostly by women and men also.
5% minoxidil for men only.
10% minoxidil for men only.
Minoxidil will work if there are hairs roots present in your scalp. Completely on the bald area, this medication is of no use. If no hairs only present then minoxidil will not able to convert the hairs into telogen phase.
Let’s remember few tips about minoxidil before using it:
With dermatologist concern only use these medications.
Don’t just follow the internet and use it.
Not for all type of hair loss.
Mild side effects can be seen, such as blurred vision, swelling in feet’s and hands, chest pain, fainting.
Some uncommon side effects like acne on the application area, burning scalp, facial hairs, swelling of the face.
Once started using should continue till you think your hairs are important for you.
When stopped hair loss can continue.
Let’s check few points in minoxidil and new hair regrowth:
It helps in increasing the blood circulation on the hair follicle area.
It converts the resting phase hairs into the growing phase hairs and stimulates the growth.
Let’s talk about the biggest question which is present in everyone’s mind as for why they experience hair loss after application of minoxidil. So it's better to discuss in points:
Minoxidil works well in 20’s men.
It works well in the initial period of hair loss.
Shedding is seen as telogen hairs converted into anagen hairs.
The weak and pale hairs fall own, which is of not beneficial (called shedding hair loss).
The new hairs grow back in the same place.
I hope I have cleared your doubt about minoxidil will not be beneficial for a bald area in the scalp. Make sure you consult a dermatologist and then only use the medication. Minoxidil and finasteride both together work well for hair loss.