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Women's Hair Loss Specialist

Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers

Hair Restoration and Transplant Specialist located in Hauppauge, NY

Did you know that women’s hair loss is a common problem? Clinical studies suggest about 50% of women experience hair loss during their lifetime. Hair transplant and restoration specialist, David A. Mayer, MD, and his team at Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers in Hauppauge, New York, proudly offer safe, effective treatment for women’s hair loss. To request your consultation today, call the office or use the online booking tool.

Women's Hair Loss Q & A

 

 

What is women’s hair loss?

Women’s hair loss is just that––hair loss that affects women. Almost everyone loses 50-100 hairs each day, but your scalp usually replaces those with new strands of healthy hair. However, if you start losing more hair than what grows in, it’s known as hair loss. The medical name for hair loss leading to baldness is alopecia. 

 

Why do women experience hair loss?

Women’s hair loss affects girls, teenagers, and women alike. However, some factors may increase your risk, including:

  • Being older than 40
  • Having a baby
  • Undergoing chemotherapy
  • Family history of hair loss

 

You might also experience women’s hair loss if you wear a hairstyle that requires you to pull your hair back tightly or you use harsh chemicals to color or tease your hair. 

 

What are the symptoms of women’s hair loss?

In its early stages, women’s hair loss doesn’t present any obvious symptoms. However, as the condition progresses, you might experience:

  • Clumps of hair on your pillow or in the sink
  • Noticeable patches of thinning hair
  • Smaller ponytails

 

You might also notice strands of hair breaking or falling off in the shower or when you brush your hair. 

 

How is women’s hair loss diagnosed?

To diagnose women’s hair loss, your Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers provider conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you a series of questions about your symptoms.

Your doctor also examines your scalp under a microscope, gently pulls on your hair to see how many come out, and takes a scalp biopsy for testing. If necessary, your doctor might also order a series of laboratory tests to determine your vitamin, mineral, and hormone levels. 

 

How is women’s hair loss treated?

Treatment for women’s hair loss depends on the source of your symptoms. If you’ve recently had a baby or your hair loss is a result of hormonal changes, your doctor might recommend a period of watchful waiting. If your hair loss is a result of your hairstyle or harsh hair products, you might benefit from wearing your hair down or not dying your hair. 

For women’s hair loss that doesn’t respond to more conservative treatments, your doctor might recommend hair restoration with the ARTAS iX™ robotic hair restoration system. This state-of-the-art system leaves no scars and provides permanent, natural-looking results.

No matter the underlying cause of women’s hair loss, Advanced Robotic Hair Restoration Centers can help. To request your women’s hair loss appointment, call the office today or use the online booking tool.