Preventing and Treating Hair Loss in Women
There are few things more shocking as a woman than to see her healthy head of thinning. While many women suffer in silence trying their best to hide hair loss, the excessive shedding can continue, over time leading to balding areas. A healthy head of hair will lose between 50 and 100 strands daily. If you notice that you are losing hair at a greater rate, the sooner you seek treatment the better. Dr. Brian Vassar Heil at The Center for Hair Restoration in Pittsburgh knows how debilitating female hair loss can be. He will help you treat your hair loss with compassion and respect.
What is the Most Common Type of Hair Loss in Women?
Female-pattern baldness is frequently genetic in nature and can be passed down to you from either your father or your mother. Hair loss in women, also referred to as androgynous alopecia, can occur as early as your teens or may crop up at any time in your life. Like many health conditions, the earlier female hair loss starts, the more extensive the hair loss tends to be. Female hair loss usually does not manifest in the same manner as male hair loss. While men tend to have a receding hairline, women tend to see more thinning at the crown with an increase of visible skin at the part.
How is Hair Loss in Women Treated?
There are a variety of options available to women who are experiencing hair loss. Since each case of female hair loss is different, a consultation with Dr. Heil will discover the underlying cause of your hair loss and identify the best course of treatment for you. Medications such as FDA-approved Minoxidil may be effective in restoring hair growth for some women. If medication alone cannot resolve your hair loss woes, there are other options.
What are My Options for Female Hair Restoration?
When turning to surgical options for hair restoration, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Dr. Heil established The Center for Hair Restoration in Pittsburgh to help you restore your confidence through hair restoration procedures.
- ARTAS Hair Restoration is a state-of-the-art robot-assisted method of hair transplantation developed after years of research by hair transplant researchers and physicians. Using this method of transplantation, donor sites are left looking healthy while hair follicles are precisely implanted to produce a very natural-looking outcome.
- FUE Hair Transplant, or follicular unit extraction, removes individual hair follicles and transplants them to a thinning area, rather than harvesting a strip of hair follicles from the back of the head. This method does not lead to post-surgical scarring and creates a natural looking result.
- NeoGraft Hair Transplant utilizes a specialized tool for the FUE transplantation method, allowing donor hair follicles to be removed with precision. This state-of-the-art procedure protects the individual hair follicles during the transplantation process giving them a higher likelihood of success once implanted into a thinning area of the scalp.
What is PRP and How Does it Aid in Hair Restoration?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is rich in growth factors which can stimulate hair growth in dormant hair follicles. This revolutionary regenerative technique triggers your body’s own ability to heal itself. The process begins by drawing a vial of your own blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge in order to separate red blood cells from platelets and plasma. The platelets and plasma are full of growth-stimulating cytokines, which trigger your hair follicles to begin producing healthy hair once more. The PRP is injected into the scalp to help transplanted follicles become healthy and producing, and stimulate slowing follicles to once again produce thick, healthy strands of hair.
Will it Be Obvious if I Have a Hair Transplant?
No. The methods Dr. Heil uses in hair restoration for women are discreet and produce natural-looking results. No one will know that you have had hair transplants.
Why Should I Choose The Center for Hair Restoration in Pittsburgh to Treat my Hair Loss?
Dr. Brian Vassar Heil is recognized as being among the foremost experts in hair restoration in Pennsylvania today. He understands the shame that can accompany female hair loss and wants you to know that you’re not alone. He will carefully assess your hair loss and work closely with you to create a plan to help you regain your hair and your confidence. A consultation with Dr. Heil is the first step in restoring a healthier, more attractive head of hair.