Women Hair Loss – Why Does it happen? and What can you do about it?

Posted by William Gaunitz on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 07:33 PM
What used to be a “men’s condition” is now quickly becoming a female epidemic. It is scary to think that you could randomly wake up one day and begin to see more hair on the pillow case and less on your head.

For women losing their hair, it is a serious blow to femininity and the ideal vision of themselves. We are constantly cutting and coloring to make sure our hair looks the best it can. But what if one day the un-thinkable happens… and it falls out and doesn’t grow back?

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Female Hair Loss on the Rise

In a recent study by the Dermatology Online Journal, it states that at least 10 percent of pre-menopausal women will experience hair loss and that a staggering 50 percent to 75 percent of women will lose hair after 64 years of age. In a recent report on NBC Online it states these numbers are low and that female hair loss is seriously on the rise.

But why are women losing hair now more than ever? And what can be done about it? After contacting numerous hair loss professionals in the valley, one seemed to have his finger on the pulse of the problem, and this is what he said:

Question: What causes women’s hair loss?

Answer: Female hair loss can be caused by multiple factors, but the most common cause is an underlying genetic pre-disposition to hair loss known as androgenetic alopecia or female pattern hair loss.  Unlike the popular myth that you inherit hair loss from your mother’s father, women can inherit hair loss from either side of the family. This means that women can inherit hair loss from men and vice versa. It is much more common than people know.

There are other factors that can cause hair loss or increase hair loss due to family history. They include stress, lifestyle, diet, thyroid dis-function, fungal infections, scalp parasites, and medications (most common hormone replacement and birth control pills).

Question: How you do know what is causing your hair loss?

Answer: A simple patient history is the easiest way. Many women have blood tests for hormonal issues, thyroid dysfunction, iron levels, and vitamin D deficiency.  Unfortunately this rarely produces any other cause other than normal pattern hair loss.

At our clinics we use a video microscope to analyze the condition of the scalp at 50x magnification. At this level we can tell if the client has loss due to stress, diet, infection of the hair follicle, or simple hormonally related hair loss.

Question: Is there hope for women with thinning hair? How do you control it?

Answer: There certainly is. There are so many tools that can be used to control female hair loss and reverse it in many cases. Once you have established the reason for the hair loss and it can be treated with a variety of methods. Unfortunately, most general physicians simply don’t have the time or the knowledge to get a full understanding of why a woman is losing her hair. The female patient is then left combing the internet for solutions that rarely leads to any real answer.

Questions: What do your clinics use to help women with thinning hair?

Answer: Depending on the reason for the loss, the treatment protocol will vary. Usually though for common female pattern hair loss the protocol is relatively similar. We a have a 9 month program that includes twice weekly office visits for cool light laser treatments for the scalp. This stimulates cell regeneration and is already approved to promote thicker hair.

Our program also includes topical pharmaceuticals, hormone therapy balancing cream, nutritional supplementation, holistic hair care products, and topical scalp serums. This is most aggressive treatment that we offer, but it works. When you use everything together the way that our program does, you are bound to get results.

Question: What advice would you give a woman who is dealing with this problem?

Find the source of the problem as quickly as possible and treat that problem. Don’t try to treat it yourself because you are wasting time that could be spent growing hair back. I obviously would recommend to call us and then come to the clinic for a consultation. Worst case scenario, you can stop the progression of the loss. Best case, we can dramatically reverse your hair loss and regrow hair.

We have had numerous cases where a woman was wearing a wig or extensions when they started the treatment. Then 9 months later they were able to remove their wig permanently or stop getting extensions because their hair had gained so much volume and density.

Question: Is there maintenance required?

Answer: 99% yes. I usually tell people it’s like brushing your teeth. If you don’t brush them and go to the dentist, your teeth will rot and fall out. The same goes for your hair.  If you have a genetic hair loss problem, you have two options; one- you can treat the problem long term, or two- let your hair fall out and go bald. Clearly our clients choose hair.

Results from Evolution Hair Loss Institute

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Interviewed:

William Gaunitz
CEO of Evolution Hair Loss Institute for Female Hair Loss
4450 South Rural Rd
Bldg C Suite 222
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-222-HAIR(4247)

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UK Hair Transplant Surgeon Takes Stand – “You’re Too Young For a Hair Transplant”

Posted by Rob Beale on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 @ 02:54 PM

Dr. Farjo, currently the UK’s leading hair transplant surgeon, is calling for appropriate age restrictions after seeing a disturbing trend of teenage boys wanting to undergo hair transplantation.

Dr. Farjo’s clinic receives calls from the parents of boys as young as 16 years old who desperately want to help their child restore their receding hairlines, but Dr. Farjo thinks it’s the responsibility of the professionals to better educate these families and to “just say no.”

Dr Farjo explained:”Hair loss can be quite unpredictable in its early stages, with the full extent of loss difficult to determine in men under the age of 30. Men under this age should consider taking preventative drugs such as propecia, in an effort to slow down or stop their hair loss. However, a few online sources and commercial clinics are encouraging very young men to consider surgery to restore both their follicles and self-esteem.”

He added, “Surgery may improve the hairline of very young men in the short term; however, if further hair loss occurs they could find themselves with inconsistent coverage, giving them a ‘patchy’ look.”

In recent years Evolution Hair Centers have seen an increasing number of men in their early 20's that have had transplants in their late teens prior to starting laser treatments.  This is a growing concern and a trend among young men that are receiving bad advice from so called experts.  Most of those individuals not only had the surgery but spent thousands of dollars on treatments that could've been avoided. If you are interested in learning more on this subject please contact us at 480.222.4247.  

To read the article in full please go here.

 

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America's Healthiest and Unhealthiest States

Posted by Rob Beale on Tue, Nov 17, 2009 @ 05:46 PM

It's that time of year of again....The Annual National rankings published by the United Health Foundation lists the healthiest and unhealthiest states.  The foundation looks at 22 indicators of health, including everything from obesity and smoking rates, to cancer deaths.

To see where your state ranks go here

Remember that the condition or your hair can tell a lot about your health, make sure you're eating a well balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise. 

 

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Can Marijuana Cause Hair Loss?

Posted by Rob Beale on Wed, Nov 04, 2009 @ 03:59 PM

I've been answering a lot of questions lately about smoking marijuana and the effects it can have on adrogenetic alopecia.  Simply put, can marijuana cause hair loss?  

Fortunetly not, but it can aggravate such medical conditions such as alopecia areata (bald spots on the scalp). 

Smoking marijuana habitually can cause a general loss of hair through its effects on the liver, but since 2002, Evolution Hair Centers have never treated a client with hair loss directly related or steming from smoking marijuana.

For more information on medical marijuana and government reports please visit the following links:

Medical Cannabis 

Marijuana laws, studies, statistics, surveys, government reports

THC Information

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Ovation Hair Alternative Review Study

Posted by William Gaunitz on Tue, Sep 01, 2009 @ 08:30 PM

HairStem 360 Product System

 

In march of 2009, I reviewed the Ovation Hair Product Line and posted the my findings on this blog. Since then, many of you have commented on your disappointment in regard to the lack of results with the Ovation Products.

In April of this year, I set out to find a product line that could deliver consistant results for the at-home user. My tests did include DS Laboratories Revita Shampoo as well their Spectral DNC topical. Although their products did show positive results, I did however witness many scalp reactions for those people with sensitive scalps.

In response to the lack of products that could help with the wide range of at home needs and scalp conditions, I have created a new product system that was formerly by prescription only.

The new HairStem 360 Product System for Thinning Hair proves to effectively address all primary reasons for hair loss; enhancing hair quality, scalp health, width and diameter of the hair shaft, and most importantly can truly reverse hair loss.

The HairStem360 Product System for Thinning Hair is unique in many ways. For more information, go to HairStem 360 Product System page.

I would like to hear your feedback when you become a new user. I am offering this product at 15% off for those people who are want to use and review this product on our blog. We want to know how this product kit influences your hair growth.

I will be posting our initial microscopic scalp analysis photographs in an upcoming blog article for in-clinic participants of this review study. If you are interested in participating in this Review Study, simply use the promo code TRUEGROWTH when purchasing this set at our store using this link HairStem Hair Loss Product System. I thank you in advance for your participation and feedback.

 

 

Do you have questions? Please email us: staff@hairgrowthcenters.com

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