How Does Hair Loss Affect Women?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, as many as 40 percent of women experience recognizable hair loss by the age of 40. This concern, often incorrectly assumed to be solely a men’s issue, can have significant consequences for a woman’s self-esteem. Dr. Robert Leonard and Dr. Matthew Lopresti, our extensively trained hair restoration surgeons, explain that the most common cause of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia, or female pattern baldness. Although it’s also the most common cause for men, women can have a very different experience.
One of the differences is physical. Women with androgenetic alopecia typically see hair thinning on the top and sides of the scalp, as opposed to the hairline and crown, as men do. There are also psychological effects. Men often experience self-consciousness as well, but in a beauty-focused society, this condition can have even more devastating emotional consequences for women. Studies show that women have disengaged from work, friends, and recreation as a result of hair loss. It’s not life-threatening, but hair thinning is still a serious concern. Fortunately, there are treatment options made just for women.
Our experienced medical team offers a number of leading non-surgical therapies that are designed to stabilize hair loss and to stimulate new growth. Additionally, we offer the most advanced hair transplant techniques available. Every treatment is completely customized to suit the unique needs and goals of the patient. We understand how hard hair loss can be, and we’re committed to helping you find the best possible solution.