Women & Hair Loss

Although hair loss may seem like a more prominent problem in men, women are nearly as likely to lose, or have thinning, hair. Most women notice it in their 50s or 60s, but it can happen at any age and for a variety of reasons. Hair loss affects approximately 35 million men and 21 million women in the US alone. Over 40 % of men will have noticeable hair loss by the age of 35, while 65% of women will have noticeable hair loss by the time they are 60.

Hair loss solutions are now available to treat all of your needs and the Neograft Hair Replacement System provides the next generation in hair restoration for men and women. Regardless of your balding pattern, Neograft Hair Transplant System can re-plant your own hair in just a few shirt hours, with no surgery, little to no pain and no downtime. And it lasts a lifetime. If hair restoration is a concern you have, the Neograft Hair Transplant System is the right choice for you. 


Causes of Female Hair Loss
Like their male counterparts, inherited genetics is the primary reason, but there are other medical conditions that cause diffuse hair loss in women such as:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Discontinuation of birth control pills
  • Obstetric and gynecologic conditions such as post-partum and post-menopausal states or ovarian tumors
  • Anemia or iron deficiency
  • Thyroid disease and the medications used to treat it
  • Poor nutrition caused by sudden changes in diet, crash dieting, bulimia, protein/calorie deficiency, essential fatty acid or zinc deficiency, malabsorbtion, hypervitaminosis A
  • Lupus - connective tissue disease
  • Stress or trauma - surgical procedures, general anesthesia, and severe emotional problems
  • Various medications
  • Traction Alopecia or hair loss caused from trauma, excessive tension on hair from wearing hairstyles or braiding that is very tight. 
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The Stages of Female Hair Loss

  • Ludwig I-1: The central parting of a woman with no hair loss.
  • Ludwig I-2, I-3, I-4: The width of the parting gets progressively wider indicating thinner hair along the center of the scalp.
  • Ludwig II-1, II-2: Diffuse thinning of the hair over the top of the scalp.
  • Ludwig III: A woman with extensive diffuse hair on the top of the scalp.
  • Ludwig Advanced: A woman with extensive hair loss and little to no surviving hair in the alopecia affected area. Very few women ever reach this stage and if they do, it is usually because they have a condition that causes significant, abnormally excessive androgen hormone production.
  • Ludwig Frontal: A woman with a pattern of hair loss that is described as "frontal accentuated". That means there is more hair loss at the front and center of the hair parting instead of just in the top middle and the scalp.

 

 

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This is the section of hair that was shaved, so that we could extract the hair follicles to transplant. It is easily hidden by her hair, as seen in the photo below. 

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