The Six Vital Causes of Hair Loss in Women - Panache Plastic Surgery

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The Six Vital Causes of Hair Loss in Women

June 12, 2020

It is completely natural for about 100 hair strands to fall every day because the scalp replaces the amount almost immediately. However, when the loss seems more than usual, women must seek medical assistance. Over-the-counter medications help to some extent, but transplant is the best option available. Before scheduling an appointment with a surgeon, please do figure out what cause hair loss in women.


Hair is known for having three life stages- growth, transitional, and resting. However, during pregnancy, the women’s hair stays in the first stage only due to a surge in estrogen levels. After childbirth, when the estrogen drops down, the luscious hair accumulated over the last nine to ten months start shedding. Even though it lasts for only a couple of months, some women admitted feeling almost bald at the end.

Nutritional Deficiencies

A solid nutrition is necessary for creating as well as maintaining healthy hair. Studies have shown a deficiency in zinc, iron, protein, and Vitamin B3 is particularly linked to hair loss. If hair is falling abnormally and a woman fails to pinpoint any cause, she must go through a blood test, and treat whatever is bothering with prescribed supplements. Remember, transplant is the last resort.

Birth Control Alterations

Going off birth control pills or changing to a different contraception induces shedding largely. To stop such hair fall, women usually rely on volumizing shampoos, conditioners, and serums. However, if the hair has thinned extremely, and women start noticing bald spots here and there, she has no other option than going through a hair transplant procedure.

Physical and Emotional Stress

Not the typical day-to-day stress but when a woman experiences something incredibly traumatic such as loss of a loved one, or goes through divorce, the hair growth halts and at times never restores. Change styling, use high quality products, or opt for transplantation to help the hair look thicker and fuller. Reduce stress by meditating, doing yoga, and seeking therapy.

Autoimmune Disease

An autoimmune disease compels the human body to identify and attack its own hair follicles as a foreign substance. This is called alopecia areata. The only way to address this condition is by going through a transplant. Sometimes doctors inject corticosteroids directly on the scalp for promoting hair growth.

Tight Hairstyles

Finally, yet importantly, sometimes women are themselves responsible for their hair loss. Wearing tight braids or ponytails for a prolonged period lead to traction alopecia. Bad hairstyles cause progressive thinning of the hairline, and when done long enough, the hair loss becomes permanent. It scars the scalp and damages the follicles beyond repair. Treat the hair with utmost care.

Hair transplant for women is a bit different from the one recommended for men. PRP therapy, also called the platelet rich plasma therapy trigger hair growth to a great extent, and maintains it by supplying abundant blood to the follicles. PRP also enhances thickness. Consult a board-certified surgeon, who is not only aware of the techniques involved, but also adheres to safety protocols under all circumstances.

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