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Hair Loss Treatments for Women

21 Jul 2023

Hair Loss Treatments for Women

Experiencing more hair on your brush than you’re comfortable with? Hair loss is often associated with men, but it’s essential to recognise that it can affect anyone, including women.

In fact, female hair loss is more prevalent than commonly believed. According to the Australian Journal of General Practice, approximately 49% of women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives. However, it manifests differently than in men.

Hair loss in women can be either temporary or permanent, and it may impact the scalp or the entire body. Typically, it begins with a gradual thinning of the hair part, followed by diffuse hair loss from the top of the head. Receding hairlines and baldness are less common occurrences.

The impact of female hair loss on a woman’s well-being and quality of life can be significant. Nevertheless, as celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith and Kristin Davis from Sex and the City have bravely shared their struggles with alopecia, it is crucial to normalise and better understand female hair loss.

So what can a girl do about it? Luckily there are a multitude of treatment options available for women concerned with their thinning locks. As always, it is recommended to consult with a specialist first to ensure the correct diagnosis and recommended treatment plan. For now, lets jump into the top treatments for female hair loss.

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Prescription Medication or Cream

Due to TGA restrictions we cannot name the specific medications that would be recommended, however one of the two key medications in combating hair loss was originally used as an oral supplement for high blood pressure. It has become highly regarded for its effectiveness in treating hair loss in both men and women. It works by extending the growth phase of the hair, but it requires consistent use for at least two months before results become noticeable. Continued use is necessary to maintain the effects.

Iron Supplements

Iron deficiency has been linked to hair loss in women, particularly due to iron loss during menstrual periods. If you have experienced anaemia or suspect iron deficiency, consult your doctor. Iron supplements, injections, or dietary changes can help reverse hair loss caused by iron deficiency. Results may take a few months to become noticeable.

Hair Transplants

Hair transplants are the most effective treatment for receding hairlines or bald spots, provided there is enough healthy hair to transplant. However, this option differs for women compared to men due to the distinct patterns of hair loss. Women generally experience overall hair thinning, while men generally start to recede inward of the hairline. Regardless of the type of recession pattern a hair transplant is the only permanent solution in treating hair loss.

Scalp Massages and Overall Well-being

Regular scalp massages can improve blood flow to hair follicles, promoting hair growth and reducing stress. Taking care of your overall health through a balanced diet, exercise, and avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking and drug use can positively impact hair health.

Saw Palmetto Supplements

Saw palmetto is an herbal supplement that some people use to address androgenetic alopecia and hormonal imbalances. While inexpensive, its effects may take up to a year to become noticeable.

Nutri-mix is a tableted supplement that was specifically designed by New Hair Clinic doctors in order to treat hair loss. Packed with a high dose of saw palmetto as well as Zinc, Iron and Vitamins C & E.  All in just one pill made for you, taken daily from the comfort of your home.

What to do next?

Hair loss may be preventable or even reversible — if you catch it early. If left too long, it may be permanent.

The only way to tell how much hair you can regrow is to start treatment.

New Hair Clinic

New Hair Clinic is the most experienced hair transplant clinic in Perth with over 25 years and 90,000+ hair transplants performed and the only clinic to offer the Martinick Technique.

Offering the full range of hair transplants techniques plus an extensive range of non-surgical treatments, the medical team at New Hair Clinic have a hair growth solution for every stage of hair loss.

So take action today or call our friendly team on (08) 9389 6000 to ask any questions or book your diagnosis consultation.

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