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How to Treat Female-Pattern Hair Loss

Many people associate a full, thick, shining head of hair with feminine health and desirability. If you experience thinning hair, it can leave you feeling unattractive and isolated. While female hair loss doesn’t get as much attention as male hair loss, more than 50% of women will experience noticeable thinning in their lifetimes. The most significant cause of women’s hair loss is female-pattern hair loss, which is a natural result of genetics, aging, and age-related issues, like menopause.

Many women often become embarrassed about losing their hair, so they don’t seek help soon enough. At Balance Hair Restoration, our experts know that the earlier you start female hair restoration treatment, the more effective it will be.

What Is Female-Pattern Hair Loss?

While women may experience different types of hair loss throughout their lives, androgenetic alopecia –typically called female-pattern hair loss – is most prevalent, and it results from aging, heredity, and hormonal changes, including menopause. Characterized by thinning hair on the top and sides of the head, female-pattern hair loss can be permanent without treatment.

Solutions for Female-Pattern Hair Loss

If you are experiencing thinning hair or bald spots, don’t despair. It’s possible to reverse female-pattern hair loss and regrow healthy, glossy hair.

Topical Treatments

One of the most straightforward hair restoration solutions include over-the-counter products such as minoxidil (brand name Rogaine) and finasteride (brand name Propecia). These treatments help prevent further hair loss and may improve hair density.

However, these medications require patience. Typically, they take six to 12 months before you can determine how well they are working. If you notice fuller hair after using minoxidil or finasteride, you’ll need to keep applying it diligently to maintain fuller hair.

These drugs have some risk of side effects, and they are not safe for pregnant people or anyone who wants to become pregnant

Hair Transplant

A hair transplant is a highly effective female hair restoration treatment. At Balance Hair Restoration, Dr. Pramit Malhotra uses follicular unit extraction – a cutting-edge technique that is less invasive and more successful than older hair transplant methods. With long-hair FUE, there’s no need to shave your whole head, and there is no significant scarring.

Typically, Dr. Malhotra harvests small bundles of donor hair from the back of your scalp. You’ll need to shave this area before surgery, but you can use the surrounding hair to hide it. After carefully extracting the grafts, Dr. Malhotra will implant them into areas of the scalp where you need more fullness.

While many hair restoration centers shy away from addressing complex female hair loss cases, Dr. Malhotra and our experienced team use advanced skills to craft beautiful hairlines for women.

Balance Hair Restoration – Your Ann Arbor Female-Pattern Hair Loss Experts

Double board-certified plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist Dr. Malhotra and his experienced hair restoration team at Balance Hair Restoration understand the importance of a woman’s hair. If you feel your hair represents your identity, femininity, and style, we are ready to be your partners through every step of your female hair restoration journey.

Get ready to partner with Ann Arbor’s best women’s hair loss solution providers. Contact us today or call (734) 913-5100 to learn more.

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