IS FEMALE HAIR LOSS NORMAL?
While hair loss is often thought as being more prominent among men, it’s actually a common occurrence in both men and women. Approximately 40% of females in the United States suffer from hair loss by the age of 40.
Hair Loss Treatment for Women
Effective hair loss treatments for women include hair transplants, non-surgical hair restoration, hair growth products, vitamins, and hair loss medication.
Female Hair Transplant Cost
The average cost of a female hair transplant is $6,400, but can range anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. The price is dependent on the hair transplant procedure and which stage of hair loss the patient is in.
Women's Hair Growth Results
Women have shown remarkable hair regrowth results with the hair loss treatment options available at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration. Learn more about the expected hair growth results from each procedure below.
HAIR RESTORATION FOR WOMEN
The ARTAS hair transplant provides our female patients with natural and permanent results. On average, new hair growth can begin as soon as 3 months after receiving the female hair transplant. Most women see the most noticeable results around 6 months. Learn more about the ARTAS Hair Transplant.
On average, women begin to see new hair growth around 3 to 4 months after receiving the NeoGraft hair transplant. Significant hair growth will continue over the course of the following year, with the most noticeable results being seen anywhere from 6 to 9 months. Learn more about the NeoGraft Hair Transplant.
Similar to NeoGraft, female patients begin to see new hair growth results approximately 3 to 4 months after receiving the FUT hair transplant. The most new growth occurs throughout months 6 to 9, and will continue to show substantial growth over the course of the year. Learn more about the FUT Hair Transplant.
PRP female hair restoration promotes new hair growth by stabilizing the hair loss cycle and regenerating damaged hair follicles. Female patients can begin seeing new growth in as little as 2 to 3 months, with the most noticeable results seen anywhere between 6 through 12 months. Learn more about the PRP Hair Treatment.
Hair Loss in Women
Hair loss is undeniably common in both men and women. While hair loss is often thought of to be more prominent in men, many fail to realize how common hair loss actually is among women. Roughly forty percent of the female population in the United States suffer from thinning hair or balding areas by the age of 40.
Here at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration, we recognize how severe losing the thickness of your hair can seem and how much it can take a toll on your emotional well-being. We are here to inform you that your hair loss doesn’t have to be a permanent thing. There are multiple solutions to restore your hair once again, whether you’re looking to take a more natural or surgical route.
Female Pattern Baldness
Androgenetic alopecia is a hereditary form of hair loss and the most common reason for thinning hair among males and females. When this genetic hair loss disorder occurs in women, it is commonly referred to as female pattern baldness. Female pattern baldness not only affects the hair found on the top and crown of the head, but can even have an affect on the eyebrows. Hair loss can also occur due to other medical conditions, traumatic experiences such as an accident, certain medications, menopause, and physical or emotional stress.
Thinning hair in women can occur at almost any age and for a variety of different reasons. This is why a private and personalized consultation is strongly recommended for women noticing their hair beginning to thin or fall out in larger quantities. As hair loss can occur differently among each individual, an in-person consultation will allow the physician to get the best understanding of each patient’s hair restoration needs as well as possible treatments.
Signs and Symptoms of Female Pattern Baldness:
- Gradual thinning on the top and crown of head. While men most commonly begin to show signs of a receding hairline, the effect of androgenetic alopecia is a little different for women. Female pattern baldness gradually thins hair located on top of the crown. This causes the part to slowly widen over time rather than losing hair in the frontal hairline like men.
- Hair follicles falling out more frequently. You may be pulling out handfuls of hair when you wash it or run a comb through it. While this can be a symptom of female pattern baldness, stress also plays a large part in increased hair loss. It can be frightening losing a clump of hair, but always remember – the calmer you are about it, the better it is for your your health and your hair. If you become worried or think you may have androgenetic alopecia, contact a certified hair restoration doctor to thoroughly understand all of your possible options. Most doctors will provide a free consultation just to provide you with all of the information you need to make the right decision for you.
- Noticeable areas of the scalp. You may notice that your hair doesn’t feel as thick as it once was. While it isn’t as common in women, androgenetic alopecia can still cause patchy and balding areas in females. If sudden or drastic hair loss occurs, we recommend consulting with a doctor. Drastic hair loss is usually a sign of a genetic hair loss condition. When treated in the earlier stages of hair loss, patients are able to regrow more hair in comparison to those treated at a later stage.
Female Hair Loss Treatments
There are a variety of treatments available for our female patients looking to restore their hair while obtaining the most natural-looking results. Tampa Bay Hair Restoration offers the following female hair loss treatments:
- PRP Hair Restoration
- Stem Cell Hair Restoration
- ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant
- NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant
- FUT Hair Transplant
- Low-Level Laser Hair Therapy
- Hair Loss Medication
- Hair Growth Products
Below is a breakdown of each female hair loss treatment and important facts regarding each procedure. Dr. Markou is the board-certified hair restoration physician here at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration and has been involved in multiple research findings dealing specifically with restoring hair.
In order to provide the most accurate information about possible treatment options for each patient, Dr. Michael Markou offers free consultations to any woman suffering from hair loss.
FEMALE HAIR TRANSPLANTS
ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant for Women
The ARTAS Robotic System is the newest technology available for female hair transplants. The procedure is minimally invasive and offers a speedy recovery, with little to no time required post-transplant. ARTAS incorporates the FUE hair transplant method, which does not leave any trace of a linear scar on the back of the head. The FUE hair transplant method extracts individual hair grafts and reinserts the grafts back into the recipient site to promote new hair growth. Once transplanted, the grafts will continue to grow as they would in the donor area.
This state-of-the-art technology eliminates the guesswork and fatigue associated with the older, manual hair transplant methods. The robotic hair restoration technology allows Dr. Markou to perform the FUE hair transplant with unparalleled precision and accuracy to obtain the most optimal and natural-looking hair transplant results.
The ARTAS hair transplant provides our female patients with natural and permanent results. On average, new hair growth can begin as soon as 3 months after receiving the female hair transplant. Most women see the most noticeable results around 6 months.
NeoGraft Hair Transplant for Women
The NeoGraft FUE hair transplant for women is another minimally invasive hair transplant procedure that does not leave any sort of linear scarring. The NeoGraft System is an automated, handheld device that is used to improve the accuracy and time of the procedure compared to the manual FUE technique.
The female hair transplant procedure is virtually painless and requires no downtime post-transplant. Patients are able to resume their normal schedule within the next 1 to 2 days after surgery.
On average, women begin to see new hair growth around 3 to 4 months after receiving the NeoGraft hair transplant. Significant hair growth will continue over the course of the following year, with the most noticeable results being seen anywhere from 6 to 9 months.
FUT Hair Transplant for Women
The follicular unit transplant (FUT) is a hair transplant method that transfers hair from the donor area to the recipient site using the linear strip method. Dr. Markou has developed a laser-enhanced follicular strip method with the LaserEdge Closure Technique to help with any scarring concerns. The Closure Technique incorporates PRP to accelerate the healing process and promote cell regrowth.
The FUT is ideal for women who do not want to shave or trim any area of their head. With little recovery time required, patients can be back to their normal schedule within the next few days.
Similar to NeoGraft, female patients begin to see new hair growth results approximately 3 to 4 months after receiving the FUT hair transplant. The most new growth occurs throughout months 6 to 9, and will continue to show substantial growth over the course of the year.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Hair Restoration for Women
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical hair loss treatment that promotes healing and new hair growth for women. Platelets are taken from the patient’s own blood and are derived of the most important healing influencers (growth factors). Once injected into the scalp, the PRP will stimulate tissue repair and regeneration, causing hair to grow fuller and thicker.
The procedure is ideal for candidates with a busy schedule, as minimal to no downtime is required after the treatment. Dr. Markou uses PRP with other hair loss treatments to provide the most optimal results for his patients. PRP is a highly recommended treatment for women.
PRP female hair restoration promotes new hair growth by stabilizing the hair loss cycle and regenerating damaged hair follicles. Female patients can begin seeing new growth in as little as 2 to 3 months, with the most noticeable results seen anywhere between 6 through 12 months.
Stem Cell Hair Restoration for Women
Stem cell therapy is a non-surgical hair loss treatment that restores and revitalizes damaged hair follicles. Stem cells are a type of regenerative cell that help repair and strengthen damaged tissues. Patients are able to resume their normal schedule shortly after the treatment, as minimal downtime is required post-procedure.
This type of hair loss treatment has shown incredible results in women looking to restore the length and thickness of their hair. The stem cells will prevent further hair loss from occurring, stimulate damaged follicles, reduce inflammation in certain medical conditions, increase blood flow in the scalp, and even improve the overall quality of hair.
Most women see new hair growth in about 2 to 3 months after receiving stem cell hair restoration. The most noticeable results have been noted at the 6 month mark, with drastic increases in new follicular growth over 12 months.
Low-Level Laser Therapy for Women
Low-level laser therapy is a non-surgical hair loss treatment that promotes new hair growth in very short sessions. The laser uses specific wavelengths to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration. Patients are able to return to their normal schedule immediately after each session. The low level laser has shown incredible results for women by rejuvenating damaged follicles, increasing the density of each follicle, and stopping further hair loss from occurring.
Hair Loss Medication for Women
Minoxidil (brand name = Rogaine) is an over the counter topical solution that is used for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. It is the first and only medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of female pattern baldness.
The medication works by widening hair follicles – which allows more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to flow into the follicle. The medication not only stops hair loss in its tracks, but has the potential to even stimulate dormant follicles back into the growth phase. In turn, longer and thicker strands are produced.
Female Hair Growth Products
The Regen-Med hair growth products offer a non-surgical, alternative solution to treat hair loss. The hair supplement products are derived of Emu Oil, which is well-known for its potent healing properties. The Regen-Med products were created specifically for Tampa Bay Hair Restoration and offer many great benefits to those suffering from hair loss.
They work by stimulating dead follicles, revitalizing and hydrating dormant hair, and promoting cell regeneration. According to the Boston School of Medicine Research, these products were proven to provide patients with a 20% increase in hair growth.
Women’s Hair Restoration in Florida
Don’t let your thinning hair take a toll on your life or your emotions. It’s important to come in for a consultation as soon as hair loss is noticeable, as more treatments are an option during the early stages of hair loss. Schedule your free consultation at Tampa Bay Hair Restoration today so Dr. Markou can answer any concerns and provide a personalized hair regrowth plan for you.
We love to answer any questions patients may have. For more information regarding any of our hair restoration options or if you would like to set up your free consultation, simply fill out the contact form below or give us a call at (727) 446-0608.