Female pattern baldness is a common problem that affects more than two-thirds of women after menopause. Fortunately, with early intervention, it’s possible to treat and even reverse. At Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York, David Mayer, MD, and the team provide comprehensive care for female pattern baldness. To schedule an appointment, use online the booking tool or call the office to speak with a team member today.
Female pattern baldness is a type of hair loss that only affects women. It typically occurs later in life, after the onset of menopause.
Female pattern baldness typically doesn’t cause your hairline to recede. Instead, it results in a widening part and thinner hair. As the condition progresses, you might even find it challenging to wear pigtails or a ponytail.
The most common cause of female pattern baldness is genetics. If your grandma or mother experienced hair loss, you’re more likely to as well.
Several other factors may also contribute to female pattern baldness, including:
No matter the cause of your hair loss, it’s important to seek professional medical help as soon as you notice a problem. The sooner you receive a proper diagnosis, the sooner you can take action to prevent further hair loss.
There’s no way to prevent female pattern baldness entirely, but there are steps you can take to significantly lower your risk. The team at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers recommends eating a protein-rich diet that contains essential vitamins and proteins and protecting your hair from sun damage by wearing a hat.
If possible, try to avoid treatments that can damage your hair, including perming, hair straightening, or extensions. You might also want to avoid brushing your hair when it is wet and fragile.
To diagnose female pattern baldness, the team at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers carefully examines your scalp, asks about your lifestyle and symptoms, and reviews your medical history. If necessary, they might also order laboratory tests like a blood or hormone panel to pinpoint underlying causes like a hormonal imbalance or nutritional deficiency.
Treatment for female pattern baldness depends on the severity of your symptoms and their effects on your quality of life. Following a comprehensive exam, the team at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers might recommend:
Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to prevent further hair loss and to encourage the growth of healthy, new follicles.
To learn more about treatment for female pattern baldness, schedule an appointment at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers. Book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a team member today.