Hair Loss & Thinning Women

Female hair loss and thinning affects up to 40 percent of females by the time they’re 50. Thinning hair can make women feel self-conscious and insecure about who they are. Female PRP hair regrowth treatment involves using a fine needle to inject and mesoneedle thinning areas on your scalp with your own plasma-rich platelets. A natural hair regrowth solution, results without the side effects that come with medication.

What Causes Hair Loss and Thinning Women?

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

The main culprit of female hair thinning and loss is the fact that the growing phase decelerates. As the hair falls out, it takes 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 won’t fill in the empty spots as quickly.

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

Hormones aren’t always to blame for hair loss and thinning women. Other factors that 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

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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, contact a professional that specialises in the condition.

Treating your hair harshly can exacerbate the condition. You don’t want to lose the strands that you already have.

PRP therapy, which involves replenishing the hair follicles with platelet-rich plasma, is a non-surgical procedure that can be performed on your lunch break. It triggers your body to grow hair naturally, which means that you’ll have more fullness but still look like yourself. This procedure may be combined with some home care products for resolving female hair loss effectively.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

  • With a prescription medical grade anaesthetic, your scalp will be numbed, and minimal discomfort will be caused by our PRP treatments. 
  • Our Cosmetic nurses will then skilfully place tiny injections into the stubborn areas (typically frontal and crown) scalp skin which ensures the PRP is reaching the root of the hair follicles, this will be combined with mesoneedling on the entire scalp. A sample of your blood is taken first and then with a state of the art centrifuge process, the growth factor and platelet cells are extracted.
  • After the treatment, the skin may appear shiny and flushed. This is a normal phenomenon and takes approximately 4-6 hours to resolve. With the minimal downtime of PRP hair loss therapy, the skin will return to normal within 24 hours. 
  • Treatment must be performed every 2 weeks for approximately 6 to 12 times in order to achieve optimum results. A top-up treatment may be required at the 3 month point depending on the results obtained.
  • Results will become more visible after 6 months only as the hair follicles take time to repair and strengthen. Gradual improvement will follow for the coming months over the rest of the 12-18 month treatment program.
  • Studies suggest that plain PRP treatments for hair loss are good for around 6 weeks while PRP treatments combined extracellular matrixes last for up to 2 years. However, repeated treatments may be required after 3 to 6 month.

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a distinctive form of hair loss that occurs in women with androgenetic alopecia. Many women are affected by FPHL. Around 40% of women by age 50 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 have an increased sensitivity to DHT. DHT binds onto susceptible hair follicles, causing them to shrink. Over time this impacts the hair growth cycle where hair starts to thin, shorten and eventually stop growing.

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

PRP is the most effective non surgical, drug free solution with no side effects as you use your own plasma to rejuvenate the hair follicles and promote growth. This treatment involves a sample of your blood taken first and then with a state of the art centrifuge process, the growth factor and platelet cells are extracted.

Treatments That Can Help

Female PRP Hair Regrowth

Procedure time? 30 mins
No. Treatments Required:
6 Sessions for an improvement
12 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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