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When it comes to Hair Loss and baldness, there is a different view for Men and Women. While some men are bothered by their thinning hair to do something about it, no one thinks twice when a Man walks into a room with a completely bald head. As a matter of fact some Women associate success and sexiness when a man is bald or balding.

When a Woman begins to lose hair, the social stigma is very different. It is considered unattractive and it is immediately  assumed that it has to related to stress, or an illness.

Although Hair Loss does regularly occur in Women, society has yet to come to terms with it. Male hair loss might be uncomfortable, but Female hair loss is catastrophic for most Women. There are several differences when it comes to Hair Loss in Men and Women that go way beyond social acceptance. Women lose their hair for a number of different reasons. A number of factors and conditions can lead to Hair Loss in Women.

Just like Men, Women can experience Hair Loss due to hormones. DHT as an example causes the hair follicles to shrink, so that hair becomes thinner  and eventually stops growing.

Changes in hormone levels in Women can cause this type of female pattern baldness. The changes can occur during menopause, when estrogen levels drop, or when Women take certain types of birth control that increase the levels of androgens.

A major difference between Male Hair Loss and Female Hair Loss is the timing of the Hair Loss. When a Man starts to lose Hair due to male pattern baldness, it can start as early as his 20s. Women who begin to lose their Hair due to Female pattern baldness don’t see signs of Hair Loss until their early 40s or 50s. There are some  cases when a Woman might see signs of hair loss earlier, (Alopecia) but those are less common.

Another  reason for Hair Loss in Women is a shock to the system. Known as telogen effluvium, this type of hair loss occurs when the body goes through a major change or trauma. Pregnancy, crash diets and high stress levels can all lead to telogen effluvium. The good news is that this type of Hair Loss is usually temporary. Once the stress or shock has passed, the hair begins to grow again. In some cases, the cause of Hair Loss can be an external force acting on the body. Medical conditions, such as an over or under-active thyroid can lead to sudden Hair Loss, so can low iron levels, common in Women. Pulling the hair back into a tight hair style consistently can lead to Hair Loss, as well.

This brings up another reason for Female Hair Loss most common in African American females, “Traction Alopecia.” Traction Alopecia can occur when hair styles such as braids and weaves cause unnatural pulling in areas such as the hairline around the fore-head, center part, or even around the ears.

Sometimes prescription drugs, the NEO LTS Light, or PRP injections can reverse this type of Hair Loss. Unfortunately more often than not  this type of Hair Loss cannot be reversed and has to be remedied with Hair Transplantation.

The NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant System is ideal for Women and Men of all ethnicities. It allows for multiple Transplantations when budget is a concern or when more than one area is affected. Because with Traction Alopecia there is usually a good amount of healthy hair present in other places of the scalp, this healthy donor hair can be utilized for the Hair Transplant into the areas of complete Hair Loss.

Dr. Slater and his experienced staff offer several treatment options for Female Hair Loss including BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy), if a Woman’s Hair Loss is caused by a medical condition, such as a thyroid issue, treating the underlying cause of the hair loss can also treat the hair loss.

PRP injections (Click here for more info on PRP Treatment for Hair Loss) can help with Hair Growth.  

NeoGraft FUE Hair Replacement System is a minimally invasive choice for Hair Restoration, that causes no linear scar at the back of the head. 

Important questions to ask yourself that might be related to your hormones: 

  • Do You Suffer From Headaches And Feel Tired And Irritable More Often Than Not?
  • Do You Have A Hard Time Falling A Sleep Or Are You Waking Up Frequently During The Night?
  • Are You Losing Your Hair?
  • Have You Gained 10 Pounds Or More In The Last Year?

If the answer to one or more question is yes, you should consider getting your hormone levels checked! We provide safe solutions by a qualified board certified physician.

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Dr. Monte Slater

About Dr. Monte Slater

Dr. Monte Slater is a double-board certified Physician that began practicing Medicine 27 years ago. He practiced as an OBGYN and became very familiar with Female Health issues including Hair Loss caused by hormonal changes. Initially he began offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to his patients and realized there was a need for Hair Restoration in addition to BHRT.

He has always had a passion for Health & Anti-Aging. In recent years he became board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine because of his conviction and belief that everyone deserves to live a “Quality Life” while aging.

He became very interested in Hair Loss for Women and Men. He is currently a Member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. After years of studying Hair Loss, Causes,Treatment Options and Hair Transplantation Systems, he decided to offer a variety of solutions including the NeoGraft FUE Hair Replacement System.

The NeoGraft Hair Restoration System is ideal for:

  • All Ethnicities
  • Male Hair Loss
  • Female Hair Loss
  • Multiple Treatments

For More Information, Please Contact Us Today!

*Results are not guaranteed and vary from patient to patient.

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