Female hair loss- the causes and solutions

Thanks to an ever growing, high profile list of men who have had hair transplants, seeking hair replacement treatment can sometimes be perceived as a ‘male procedure.’ Hair loss affects around 6.5 million men, but a significantly larger 8 million women in the UK and can have a massive impact on confidence. If you’re a woman looking for more information about a hair transplant London residents trust, The Chiswick hair clinic is a reputable, discreet, state of the art clinic that can offer you an unbiased consultation. To give you some initial information, here are some key facts we can tell you about this hair loss treatment for women.

What causes female hair loss?

The amount of women suffering from hair loss under the age of 50 has risen by 30% in the past ten years. Female balding, otherwise known as androgenic alopecia is often a genetic condition, whilst hair thinning (alopecia areata) can be attributed to various causes, including hormone changes, such as those experienced during pregnancy or stress. However, it can simply be an ageing thing, like it is for men.

Are there solutions for female hair loss?

There are various solutions to combat female hair loss. Depending on the severity of the hair loss, it could be treated with prescription products, such as Minoxidil. For those suffering with a severe case of alopecia areata who are looking to hide their condition, one of the best solutions might be a wig. However, in some cases of hair loss, a permanent solution could be an FUE hair transplant, which can help you maintain a natural head of hair.

What is an FUE Hair Transplant?

An FUE hair transplant in women works exactly the same as for men. Donor hair is harvested from a donor site, typically the back of the neck, and placed in the area where hair loss is noticeable, such as around the hairline, via small incisions. The procedure takes around 5 – 10 hours, depending on how much hair is being moved, and is done under local anaesthetic to make it a pain-free experience.

For more information and to book a consultation, phone the Chiswick Hair Clinic today.