Having a full head of hair defines many things for a woman - personality, attractiveness, success, health and social status, just to name a few. Losing hair can have a negative effect on both a woman’s self-esteem and her social life. Many women feel that when they have hair loss, they've lost a large part of who they are. The good news is that Transitions Hair has clinically proven hair loss treatment for women so that you can get both your hair and your confidence back, while wiping years off your age. If you’re looking for female hair loss treatment, call Transitions on 1300 427 778.
There are many reasons for hair loss in women. Some factors are:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Disorders such as trichotillomania
- Certain prescription drugs
- Extremely tight hair braiding and inappropriate use of hair extensions
The most common type of hair loss in women is female pattern thinning hair, or Androgenetic Alopecia. This constitutes over 85% of all female hair loss and is hormonally related. In some women, the body’s production of Dihydrotestoterone (DHT) builds up around the hair follicle and eventually kills it, like salt water to a tree (fig 1).
Androgenetic Alopecia is typically hereditary, so it's quite likely that other people in your family have experienced it, or are likely to. We call this 'Generational Hair Loss'.
Example of Mother and Daughter experiencing Androgenetic Hair Loss (before and after Hair Restoration Treatment called Re-Allusions):
Some causes of female hair loss – Menopause
Hair loss in women often occurs later in life as a result of menopause. The onset of menopause causes a decrease in the production of oestrogen. Without oestrogen to produce testosterone-blocking enzymes, testosterone can be freely converted to DHT on the scalp. The result is a shorter hair growth cycle, finer hair, and eventually, hair loss for women. This is a time in all women's lives that many things are changing. However, make a change for the better - don’t just accept the hand that life has dealt you; at Transitions, we believe life isn't about waiting for the right circumstances, but rather creating our own. We have helped thousands of women experience the benefits of having great hair again through our hair restoration and hair replacement techniques. Don't wait any longer - call us now for a free, confidential consultation on 1300 427 778.
Pregnancy or a hysterectomy can also trigger female hair loss and thinning hair. At these times the male hormone tends to have more of an effect because there's less oestrogen in a woman's body, thus causing those hairs that are affected by genetic hair loss to regress.
After pregnancy, genetic hair loss can be triggered, although it is more common for a woman to experience temporary diffuse hair loss (thinning hair all over the scalp) three to six months after delivering a child. After such a time her hair will normally grow back.
Crash dieting, or after acute illnesses, such as an acute infection or extreme stress can also cause women to begin losing hair. In most cases (except after menopause), hair regrowth will resume after you return to normal diet or health. Some medications may also cause hair loss or thinning hair; again, hair regrowth will often ensue after completing the course of medication.
The Cause of Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Areata is generally understood to be an autoimmune problem, when the body's immune system begins attacking some of the cells in the skin or hair causing baldness. People who experience Alopecia Areata usually have a genetic predisposition for the problem. Usually it is triggered by an aberrant immune response. This could be anything from a viral or bacterial infection, a vaccination, stress, or trauma to the skin, to exposure to a foreign substance not usually encountered.
Some leading researchers in Australia are developing a new theory about the cause of Alopecia Areata. They feel that everyone may have a tendency towards Alopecia Areata, but the condition is triggered only when various genetic or environmental factors occur simultaneously. As a result, some people are more susceptible to losing hair through Alopecia Areata than others. For example, some need only one or two factors to trigger Alopecia symptoms, whereas others may need seven to eight. This means that it is unlikely for the latter group to ever experience Alopecia because there is a small chance they will experience all seven to eight factors at one time. However, there is a higher probability for the former group to experience Alopecia.
For more information about this kind of hair loss visit: AASA – Alopecia Areata Support Association (Australia) OR: National Alopecia Areata Foundation (USA) at www.naaf.org.
Trichotillomania is a known obsessive-compulsive disorder, which involves the pulling out of one's own hair. This condition is usually seen in pre-teen and teenage girls and is often unconscious to the individual. This type of hair loss can affect women of all ages. To properly diagnose this condition, a biopsy can be performed by a competent dermatologist through microscopic analysis of the ends of the short hairs; the ends of the new hairs are pointed whereas broken hairs have uneven ends.
Hair follicles are remarkably resilient and it would take years of pulling for permanent damage to occur, although if repeated pulling continues, permanent loss of hair may result. Trichotillomania can appear as Alopecia Areata and is, in fact, often misdiagnosed as such. New medications and treatments are available for the condition.
For more information on these types of hair loss check with the Trichotillomania Learning Centre, Inc. at www.trich.org
While most women do not experience baldness, many succumb to female hair loss. Thinning hair across the front and top of the scalp, whilst retaining a front hairline is most common. If you want to feel like the confident woman you once were, Transitions Hair offers female hair loss treatment that will show results.
Products and treatments for female hair loss
At Transitions we know that all women are different – in how you look, what you want, and especially how you are losing hair. Click here to find out about the different options available to treat female hair loss. Or, call us now on 1300 427 778 for a FREE, private, and strictly confidential consultation for the most effective female hair loss treatment.
Transitions International is the leader in treating hair loss in women and female thinning hair. We are the only company in Sydney and Adelaide to offer EVERY form of hair restoration. For many years, Transitions Hair has been treating women’s hair loss in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. At Transitions, we have treatments that can help you with hair regrowth and hair restoration. We use the same proven technologies as clinical studies that help with hair regrowth and stopping hair loss in women. If, however, you have more extensive female hair loss, we have numerous hair restoration and hair replacement techniques to give you the hair you desire.
Call us now for a free, confidential consultation on 1300 427 778, or email us for more information about how we can make a positive difference in your life by reversing female hair loss.
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