Hair Loss Treatment for Women
Losing some strands of hairs every day is a completely natural process but any woman who’s lost a noticeable amount knows how devastating it can feel. For many women, their hair is a vital part of their personal and social identity. Everybody’s hair is unique in the way that it weaves, curls, shines and flows with its own individuality. That’s why women from all walks of life take great pride in how they style their hair as a way of expressing themselves.
If you’re finding hair loss difficult to manage and it’s affecting your self-esteem and everyday life, rest assured there are several female hair loss treatments available now to help you.
While issues with hair loss or baldness are often associated with men, these are common problems for women too. Every woman in their lifetime will experience some degree of hair loss or thinning. Typically, it starts to happen to women as they get older, but severe hair loss can occur at any age.
There are several emotional trials and tribulations that come with losing a significant amount of hair as a woman. When women are negatively impacted by hair loss, they may have a hard time coping with certain feelings of emptiness or worthlessness. Some women start to question their sense of self, sensuality, sex appeal or may feel self-conscious about their relationship with their partner. If you’re experiencing hair loss as a woman, it’s important to know you’re not alone and help is available with advanced treatments.
Causes of Female Hair Loss
1. Androgenetic Alopecia – Female pattern hair loss (FPHL)
Female hair loss is much more common than you might think. Androgenetic alopecia, also known as female pattern hair loss (FPHL), is the most widespread type of female hair loss. It affects over 55 per cent of women in Australia. In many cases, the hair loss is only subtle but up to 20 per cent of women will experience moderate to severe hair loss.
Genetics plays a role in FPHL but there are many other types of hair loss resulting from extreme stress and medical conditions.
2. Chemotherapy drugs and their side effects
For women undergoing chemotherapy, hair loss is a well-known and often unavoidable side effect. Chemotherapy drugs are powerful medications that rapidly attack growing cancer cells. Unfortunately, these drugs also attack other cells, including those in your hair roots and cause your hair to shed and fall out. While your hair often grows back after undergoing chemotherapy treatment, your hair may temporarily be a different shade or texture.
3. Hormone Changes – Post-pregnancy or during Menopause
Thinning hair often becomes more prominent in women when their hormones fluctuate. Post-pregnancy, changes in prescribed contraception and going through menopause can all cause hair loss and change the consistency of your hair. Menopause is a particularly common cause of female hair loss. During menopause, a woman’s body produces lower levels of estrogen and progesterone. When theses hormones drop, hair grows more slowly and becomes much thinner. A decrease in these hormones also triggers an increase in androgens – a group of male hormones. These hormones are also responsible for shrinking hair follicles which can accelerate the issue.
Non-surgical Treatments for Hair Loss in Women
Finding the right solution that works for you is essential. While there is no cure for hair loss, there are safe, effective, non-surgical female hair loss treatments available at CRLab Australia.
Scientifically formulated to promote healthy hair growth, our range of trichology treatments can help combat chronic scalp conditions and hair thinning. If you’re experiencing any level of hair loss as a woman, we can help you by first starting your hair loss revival journey with a Tricotest. This test is a microscopic analysis of both your scalp and hair to help us identify common issues which could be impeding your hair growth, such as styling product build-up, dirt, bacteria, fungus and overall poor hair nutrition. After the test, we recommend hair loss products and services specifically designed to target your needs. All of our products are produced from natural ingredients including plant stem cells and essential oils to promote healthy hair growth.
If you’re looking for an immediate solution to having luscious locks, the revolutionary CNC hair prosthesis system delivers instant and natural results for women living with full or partial hair loss. The process begins with a personalised confidential consultation at our clinic in Port Melbourne, where we will determine the cause and extent of your hair loss. After your consult, we design a custom hair and scalp prosthesis just for you.
Using 3D printing technology and state-of-the-art, dermatologically tested materials and the highest quality human hair in the world, the CNC delivers safe, pain-free and proven results. The CNC system can also be styled, cut and coloured with the same convenience as your natural hair and is water, wind, sweat, sun and sleep proof allowing you to go about a normal, active lifestyle. Read more about the CNC hair system here and how you can live life without compromise!
Frequently Asked Questions
Women can start thinning or shedding hair for a wide array of reasons as outlined below.
- Hormonal issues – life stages such as menopause and pregnancy can cause hair loss.
- Health & medical conditions – nutrient deficiencies, thyroid disorders, and some chronic diseases can result in hair loss as a symptom. Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, are well-known causes of hair loss. Physical and/or emotional stress can also result in hair loss.
- Alopecia Totalis – an advanced form of alopecia areata that has been linked with women’s hair loss. Alopecia totalis is thought to be an autoimmune disorder—one that can trigger total hair loss, not just on the head but also on the body.
- Female Pattern Baldness – in women, androgenetic alopecia begins with gradual thinning at the part line, followed by increasing diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of the head. Hair follicles change, shrinking and producing a shorter, thinner hair shaft — a process called “follicular miniaturization.” As a result, thicker, pigmented, longer-lived “terminal” hairs are replaced by shorter, thinner, non-pigmented hairs called “vellus.”
Here are female hair loss treatments that may help.
- Scalp Massage – designed to stimulate and promote hair growth.
- Hair Lotions and Tonics – such as Minoxidil (Rogaine) are available over the counter at pharmacies or from a dermatologist
- Hair Loss Tablets – are available by prescription from a dermatologist, and include Finasteride, Sprionolactone, Vuproterone acetate. These can have side-affects and can take years to begin to see the desired results.
- Surgical Hair Transplants – FUE and FUT involves removing hair follicles from one area of the scalp and implanting them to another area. These expensive and invasive procedures can be risky and, in some instances, just don’t work due to donor hair availability.
- Wigs and Hairpieces – a cheaper, temporary solution, that can be uncomfortable and inconvenient to wear and may not look and feel natural.
- The CNC System – a non-surgical medical grade scalp and hair prosthetic developed by Cesare Ragazzi Laboratories Italy, that is made using the latest 3D printing and high-quality unprocessed human hair. The CNC gives you complete freedom to live an active life – sweat, sun and waterproof
- CRLab trichology treatments – to nourish and improve the look and feel of virtually all hair types or scalp conditions.
Noticeable hair loss in women can be deeply distressing. To find out what’s causing your hair to thin or shed, call CRLab Australia. You’ll receive genuine and honest answers, complete privacy and a treatment plan focused on your hair needs.