Hair Loss & Thinning in Women

About 40 percent of women can experience hair loss and thinning by the time they’re 50. In Women, the thinning usually starts at the part line, and they may develop sparse areas at the temple. PRP injections and microneedling can be an effective natural solution for women experiencing hair loss and thinning.

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What Causes Hair Loss and Thinning in Women?

Women experience androgenetic alopecia, which can be considered the same condition that causes male pattern baldness. It’s a genetic trait that is passed on through generations. Hormones can play a role in thinning hair. Because of this, many women may experience hair loss after menopause.

The main culprit of female hair thinning and loss can be due to the growing phase decelerating. As the hair falls out, it can take longer for new strands to grow. Most women lose up to 100 hairs a day. However, women with female pattern balding can lose more than that. If the follicles can’t keep up, new hairs may not be able to fill in the empty spots as quickly.

Plus, this condition can cause the hair follicles to shrink. The strands that do grow back are usually thinner and lighter than normal.

Hormones aren’t always to blame for hair loss and thinning women. Other factors that may affect female hair loss include:

  • Emotional distress – Overwhelming life changes, such as losing a loved one or divorce
  • Physical stress – Illness, injury or physical trauma
  • Pregnancy – Hormones make women hold onto hair while pregnant and lose more than normal in the months after giving birth.
  • Medications – Some chemotherapy drugs, hormone replacement therapy medications, birth control pills and antibiotics cause hair loss in women.
  • Nutrient imbalances – Iron deficiency, excess vitamin A and low vitamin levels

How Can You Tell if You Have Hair Loss?

Female pattern baldness looks different than thinning hair in men. In males, the hair typically recedes from the front, creating bald patches that extend backward from the temples. A bald spot can also develop at the top of the head, extending into a larger bare patch.

In women, the thinning starts at the part line. Women usually don’t get receding hairlines, although they may develop sparse areas at the temples. Females can get bare patches on the tops of their heads, but they seldom go completely bald.

What to Do About Female Hair Loss and Thinning

If you notice that your hair is getting thinner or you can see your scalp in areas that used to be covered, you may consider contacting a dermatologist or hair loss clinic.

PRP therapy, which involves PRP injections and microneedling is a non-surgical option that can help stimulate and regrow hair follicles.

Hair Loss Treatment for Women

The hair regrowth treatments for female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) are generally the same for men and women. With pattern baldness, female hair loss and thinning are due to hair follicle shrinking. The objective of hair loss treatments should be to improve blood flow to the hair follicles for optimal hair regrowth results.

Our hair loss clinic offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair loss treatments that include a hair health check and plasma injection into the scalp to reverse hair loss in women. Our hair loss specialist draws blood during PRP therapy and separates the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells using a centrifuge.

Then, we inject the plasma into the scalp’s affected areas, using a technique called micro-needling. The platelets in the plasma improve blood flow to the follicles, stimulate hair growth, and prolong the hair strains’ growth cycle.

PRP therapy uses the body’s own platelets, and it is a natural and non-invasive alternative to hair transplantation surgery. When it comes to reversing thinning hair, women’s hair loss, and female hair regrowth, PRP is a safe treatment, and you can expect to see results within a few weeks. Contact us today to book your free consultation and assessment.

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Tina T
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I had a PRP treatment and the results were amazing, I loved the look and feel of my skin. Thank you can't wait for my next treatment 😊
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I have enjoyed having my treatment done at the Ashwood clinic as the facilities are modem and the staff are very friendly and professional, thanks to you all.
aisah Dean
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Very honest feedbacks provided each session. Positive encouragement through the journey. The beginning of my journey I was not sure and didnt see results for a while however when looking back at my session one photos to my seventh session I was amazed at the results and was encouraged to continue on. The team never gave up and provided positive alternative in my journey to ensure my hair growth results were prominent. Highly recommended treatment and beautiful team.
James Bowie
Melbourne Clinic
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After being recommended to Hair and Skin Science from a friend I can confidently say I am extremely happy with my experiences at the clinic. All of the staff are so lovely and most importantly the results have been nothing short of amazing. My hair is so much thicker since I began the treatments and I would 100% recommend this clinic to anyone experiencing any sort of hair loss!
Nick Cvetkov
Sydney Clinic
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PRP treatment at Hair and Skin Science Sydney is top quality service. After 6 sessions i noticed my hair was thicker and healthier. Jenna and the team do a great job. Treatments have been quick, easy and pretty much pain free. I took the six sessions and would continue doing it for best results!! Thank you Jenna and team, you guys are doing great job!
Sahil Soni
Melbourne Clinic
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Amazing staff and excellent results. Had few doubts before the treatment , the friendly staff cleared all of those and guided me about the whole process. Pretty happy with the results so far. Highly recommend this place for hair and skin problems. Special mention: Nurse Wee, she is superb , gentle and knows what she is doing. Really happy with the overall experience..!!
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Frank Lee
Melbourne Clinic
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I found Hair and Skin Science, Ashwood online. The PRP hair loss treatment has achieved good results for me. The service is high quality and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend their service to all others who have hair loss problem.
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Hello everyoneI come from France I did only 6 sequence of PRP in Sydney and the result it’s amazing ! I’m very happy to do the PRP in this companyThank you so much for my new hair
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Have seen significant results after my treatment here at Hair and Skin Science Ashwood. I have been interstate for four months and still noticed significant hair growth since my last treatment and will definitely be back for more. Highly recommend for boosting female hair growth. Really friendly and easy staff, make you feel really comfortable 🙂
Rach H
Sydney Clinic
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I have tried multiple tablets and hair supplements, which have never worked for me. When I came across the CBD clinic and I decided to try 6 PRP sessions after looking at the reviews. Throughout the treatment all the girls have been amazing, and made my experience as comfortable as possible. I am so grateful for this service. I am only halfway through the treatment, and the results have given me much more confidence already! I have seen a noticeable amount of hair growth in areas which I am lacking. I highly recommend this PRP treatment!
Jacob Vincent
Melbourne Clinic
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Amazing Experience and Transformation ! Initially I thought of searching some hair treatment places near me. Fortunately enough i found this place. I took 6 PRP sessions and I’m pleasantly surprised with the kind of transformation it has done to my hair. I’m planning to continue my treatment with them for another 6 sessions. Trust me if you’re on the verge of hair baldness this will save you. A special thanks to the amazing staff who were welcoming and gentle during the treatment sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a distinctive form of hair loss that may occur in women with androgenetic alopecia. Many women can be affected by FPHL. Up to 40% of women by age 50 can show signs of hair loss.

As the name suggests, Androgenetic Alopecia involves the action of androgens (male sex hormones), specifically DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Individuals with pattern hair loss can have an increased sensitivity to DHT. DHT binds onto susceptible hair follicles, which can cause them to shrink. Over time this impacts the hair growth cycle where hair may start to thin, shorten and can eventually stop growing.

It can be considered normal to shed between 50 to 100 hairs per day. This is because of the hair’s growth cycle, which consists of 3 phases: anagen, catagen and telogen. The anagen phase is the growth phase of the hair in which the hair is actively growing. This phase usually lasts 2 to 7 years, and normally 85-90% of scalp hairs are in this phase at any given time. The catagen phase is known as the transition phase in which hair shaft production is completed. The telogen phase, otherwise known as the rest phase, is the last phase of the growth cycle. In this phase, a club hair is fully formed resulting in a hard, white and dry material at the root and the hair is eventually shed from the scalp.

Those with Androgenetic Alopecia, hair shedding is usually in excess of 100 hairs per day, as follicular miniaturisation can cause the hair’s growth cycle to become progressively shorter. This can result in significantly less hairs in the anagen phase at any given time, which is why hair shedding may be more frequent in those with Androgenetic Alopecia. 

There are a few clinically proven treatments that can help slow down female hair loss, reverse female hair loss or thinning. These clinically proven treatments can also thicken existing hair follicles that have become thinner over time. Some treatments require a visit to a General Practitioner or Dermatologist who may prescribe you with a clinically proven treatment, however, you may not be suitable for this treatment and there may be unwanted side effects. There are also natural alternatives such as PRP that have minimal side effects as you’re using your own platelets. 

Treatments That Can Help

PRP Hair Loss Treatment

Procedure time? 30 mins
No. Treatments Required:
6 Sessions for an improvement
10 Sessions for Maximum Growth

Disclaimer: We are all unique. This means that treatment plans, the results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information presented on this website should be used as a guide only.

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