Female hair loss

You’re not alone—it’s estimated that a third of women will experience hair loss at some point in their life.1 Learn more about the causes of female hair loss and how you can get help with a solution that will restore fuller, healthier hair.

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Understanding female hair loss

Hair loss affects as many as 30 million women in the United States alone2—and those are just the cases that are reported. Because thick, healthy hair is often associated with femininity and beauty, many women are often too embarrassed to talk about their loss. That’s why along with the impact on physical appearance, hair loss can also have strong emotional and psychological effects for women.

Female hair loss can be triggered by a variety of reasons, including short-term events like hormonal imbalances after childbirth or menopause, changes in diet, high stress, or as a side effect from certain medications. Other causes of female hair loss and thinning include impairment of hair’s natural growth cycles (typically associated with chemotherapy), tight hairstyles that damage the hair follicles, and hair loss due to the excessive production of androgens (male hormones). However, the most common cause of long-term hair loss in women is genetics. Genetic female pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, is characterized by a thinning of hair follicles on the sides or top of the scalp. Most women experience this type of hair loss after the age of 50, but it can happen as early as in their 20s and 30s. Understanding the cause of your hair loss is important, as it will help to determine what the best course of action might be in your customized treatment plan.

Female hair loss solutions

People often assume that hair restoration procedures are only for men; however, these procedures can also be a suitable solution for women looking to restore their own natural hair. The current gold standard is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method, where the treatment provider extracts individual hair follicles from the back or sides of the head using a specialized device and then implants them in the area where more hair growth is desired. Unlike traditional hair transplant procedures that involve surgically removing a strip from the back of the patient’s scalp, FUE procedures are minimally invasive, enable a faster recovery process, and leave no linear scarring.

At Venus Concept, we offer cutting-edge hair restoration solutions that utilize advanced technology for discreet, natural-looking results. All you have to do is connect with one of our certified hair restoration providers, who will customize a solution that's perfect for you!

Hair restoration treatments for women

Venus Concept’s hair restoration solutions are ideally suited to address female hair loss. Powered by advanced extraction and implantation technology, the procedures work by relocating your own healthy hair follicles to achieve a fuller, natural-looking hairline.

FEATURES:

  • Minimally invasive (no scalpels, stitches, or staples required)
  • Natural-looking results with no visible linear scar
  • Minimal downtime and fast recovery

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Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about female hair loss

The best way for women to get optimal hair regrowth is by properly diagnosing the cause of their hair loss and developing a targeted treatment plan with a certified provider. Book a consultation as soon as you notice your hair loss can help to prevent further damage to hair follicles and allow for optimal regrowth when possible.

Options for treating hair loss for women may include oral medications, topical solutions, laser therapies, and hair transplant. Specific treatments should be prescribed by your doctor after a consultation.

Women can certainly be candidates for hair transplantation. Your doctor will determine if you’re a candidate for a hair transplant procedure by assessing your hair loss pattern.

FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, is a minimally invasive hair transplant method that works by removing individual follicles from your donor area without a scalpel incision or stitches, and then re-implanting them where you need more coverage. The procedure is minimally invasive and leaves no linear scar.

The FUE method can be done by shaving small areas, which can be covered up by the longer hair that’s left behind.

The newly grafted hair will stay in place for about two to three weeks before shedding, which is normal and an important part of the new growth process. After shedding, the new growth will begin in three to four months, after which your hair should continue to grow. However, individual results and timelines may vary for each patient.

Hair loss may not necessarily stop after transplantation, especially depending on the cause. Some women may need further sessions for continued maintenance. Your doctor will be able to assess your treatment options and discuss the results you can expect during your consultation.

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INDICATIONS FOR USE:

NeoGraft® is cleared by the FDA as a Class I device with motors and accessories intended for use as surgical instruments to cut hard and soft tissue. Venus Concept is the exclusive distributor for NeoGraft® in the U.S..

REFERENCES:

1. Harvard Health Publishing. Treating female pattern hair loss. (2018, November 14). Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/treating-female-pattern-hair-loss

2. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Androgenetic alopecia. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/androgenetic-alopecia#statistics

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