The perception that hair loss treatment is limited to middle-aged men craving for a return to their youth is a tired stereotype. Raveen Hair Replacement serves a diverse clientele, and that includes women who face hair loss, too. The reasons women lose their hair are different, but options for hair loss treatment in Greensboro, NC are generally the same. Here are five conditions that send women to our clinic for a consultation:
- Female pattern baldness: Male pattern baldness has a female equivalent. Genetics and hormones contribute to this condition, and women who face this circumstance notice a changed hairline by the time they are 60, if not sooner. Topical medication is frequently effective, but women often want a better solution. That is when women often learn that non-surgical hair restoration is an option for them, too.
- Eating disorders: When the body is deprived of essential nutrients, hair loss follows. The dramatic weight loss from anorexia or bulimia makes it impossible for the body to maintain hair growth and thickness. Treating the condition and adopting good nutrition often restores hair growth; however, in severe cases, hair may require extra help. Excessive exercise also falls into this category. If you are not eating enough to keep up with physical activity, the same effects occur. When women find they have diminished thickness or bald spots even after completing treatment, they can come to us.
- Pregnancy: Hair often thickens during pregnancy, only to start falling out after new mothers give birth. This is a result of hormonal changes, and for most of them, it is not permanent. However, if a woman already has a genetic predisposition to female pattern baldness, they may find hair struggles to return and seek topical medication or hair restoration.
- Nutritional deficiencies: Imbalance and deficiency in diet can lead to hair loss. Vitamin A, for example, is in almost everything, especially supplements. Too much of it leads to hair loss. Cutting back usually restores growth. Deficiencies in nutrition also thin hair. Vitamin B, protein, iron and good fats maintain and support hair growth. When you do not consume enough of them, your hair growth slows down. This is especially a danger with women who consume a vegetarian diet. If this is your choice, learn about non-animal forms of protein and eat enough of them. Otherwise, high protein foods like eggs, meat and fish will help preserve hair growth.
- Autoimmune disorders: Many women who suffer autoimmune disorders also face hair loss. Lupus, which is diagnosed more frequently and accurately now, creates an overzealous immune system that attacks hair proteins and thins hair. This results in scarring in the follicles that makes hair growth impossible. A less common disorder, alopecia areata, attacks hair follicles directly and hair growth stops. When detected early, steroid injections can help to prevent further loss.
Raveen Hair Replacement does not limit its hair loss treatment in Greensboro, NC to men—we treat women, too! Call us today to schedule a consultation and look forward to your newfound confidence.