Female Pattern Baldness
The medical term for baldness that usually affects females is “telogen effluvium”, also referred to as “female pattern baldness”.
Female hair loss patterns vary, mostly because of the different causes that factor in. The chart below shows the Ludwig classification system that was established to better categorize female hair loss.
Female Hair Loss: Ludwig classification
Cause of Hair Loss in Women
There are a number of factors to keep in mind when determining the cause of hair loss in women. Aside from heredity, the major cause of female hair loss includes:
Strong Hair Chemicals
In many cases, addressing the above issues will naturally restore a woman’s hair. However, when the cause is either not addressed or is compounded by genetic factors, then medical intervention is appropriate.
The Treatment Options
The first step is to meet with doctor, and Dr. Melamed can determine the most appropriate course of action. Dr. Melamed will start by determining the specific cause of your hair loss, and determining a course of action with the best results.
Very successful treatment option is to stimulate the production of normal hairs. Dr. Melamed uses Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in combination with Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) treatments to stimulate hair stem cells and increase blood flow in order to restore the natural hair growth cycle.
If you are a woman suffering with hair loss I encourage you to visit my office for a consultation, and to see if you qualify for advanced non-surgical solutions such as PRP and LLLT. You do not need to suffer any longer. There are effective treatments to stop, reverse and re-grow your hair naturally.
Other Treatment Options
Additional treatment options to consider include
Rogaine to stimulate more blood flow to the scalp.
Vitamin supplementation to address deficiencies.
Hair transplantation to restore hair into areas that are completely bald.