North Attleborough is home to many women who, due to no fault of their own, experience women’s hair loss. About 5 percent of women under the age of 30 experience hair loss, a condition referred to as androgenetic alopecia. As you can expect, hair loss can be far more impactful on women than it tends to be on men. In an attempt to hide the fact that it is happening, a woman may change her hairstyle or do anything she can to hide the continuing hair loss being exhibited. But, what types of hair loss treatments exist for women?

One of the first things that we may do for a woman with significant hair loss is check her ferritin levels. When women lack sufficient amounts of iron, this can often be an indication of a cause of hair loss. Ferritin tends to be much lower in women who exhibit hair loss than those who do not.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) is an over-the-counter treatment for hair loss. In women, this treatment option tends to work for about 81 percent of the women who use it on a daily basis. This treatment option works far more in women than it does in men. However, results vary.

Since some women experience female pattern hair loss, this suggests that the problem is an increase in male androgen hormones. In this situation, the treatment is more along the lines of using a prescription. However, this type of women’s hair loss is sometimes associated with another more serious problem known as functional ovarian hyperandrogenism.

Another treatment option that is more permanent in nature is to transplant hair from one portion of the head to the area where hair loss is significant. Hair transplant surgery comes in different types, and the right choice for you will depend on a number of factors. All approaches are very successful for helping to restore a natural look to a woman’s hair.

To set up a consultation to learn more about treating women’s hair loss, contact us today at New England Center For Hair Restoration in North Attleborough!