While male hair loss is commonly discussed, a large percentage of women are also forced to deal with this condition. Regardless of the cause, hair loss can affect a woman’s self-esteem and sense of physical beauty. Luckily, there are strategies for prevention and treatment.

Hair Restoration With Dr. Bapna

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sumit Bapna of Ohio Hair Restoration will meet with you during your initial consultation and examine your scalp and medical history. Once he has diagnosed your hair loss condition, he’ll recommend an individualized treatment plan that is best for your needs.

Female Pattern Baldness

Pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is hereditary and occurs naturally during the aging process (after puberty for men and after menopause for women). Unlike male pattern baldness, which typically starts with a receding hairline and bald spot, female pattern baldness usually follows the Sinclair Scale:

  1. Hair loss begins in the center hair part and gradually widens.
  2. A lack of hair growth is noted on either side of the part line.
  3. Bald spots may appear closer to the forehead.
  4. Hair loss continues all along the crown.

Other Causes of Hair Loss in Women

However, plenty of women deal with hair loss resulting from things other than female pattern baldness. For instance, a burn injury can easily inhibit hair growth in that area of the skin. Emotional distress and hormonal imbalances can also affect hair growth, as well as certain medications like chemotherapy. Additionally, multiple short and long-term medical conditions affect hair vitality, including immune system disorders and fungal infections.

Ways of Preventing Hair Loss

You can take a few critical steps to preserve the health and thickness of your hair, both before needing treatment and after a hair restoration procedure. These include the following:

  • Always apply both shampoo and conditioner.
  • Avoid tighter hairstyles like ponytails, braids, cornrows, and extensions.
  • Use a towel to dry your hair instead of a blow dryer.
  • Manage your stress through working out, a healthy diet, and breathing exercises. 

Which Treatment Options Are Available for Female Hair Loss?

If professional hair restoration is in your best interest, Dr. Bapna offers a variety of choices depending on patient needs. Non-surgical options might include special vitamins, nutritional supplementation, medications, or laser therapy. If a more robust approach is more appropriate, Dr. Bapna could perform platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair restoration or follicular unit extraction (FUE).

Your Path to Better Hair Health

You deserve a beautiful head of hair that you can confidently show off and enjoy. Unfortunately, hair loss can make this goal difficult for many women. Thankfully, multiple hair restoration treatments now exist, ranging from topical to surgical, depending on patient symptoms and objectives. 

Dr. Bapna would love to speak with you about your options! Contact us today to set up your initial consultation. For your convenience, we are based in Dublin, Ohio, and are conveniently located to serve patients from across Columbus and the surrounding areas.