There are many types of female hair loss. By the age of 50, approximately 50% of women will suffer significant hair loss. The causes can be one or more of the following: genes, hormones, stress, nutritional deficiency, medications, thyroid disease or an autoimmune disease.
Hair loss in women will usually appear as thinning hair or hair loss at the crown or hairline. If the hair loss is non-genetic, then the hair may re-grow on its own, once the underlying cause is resolved. Sometimes a hair loss treatment can help to ‘kick-start’ the hair growth cycle.
Female pattern (genetic) hair loss often begins when a woman is in her 30s, becoming noticeable in the 40s, however it is becoming increasingly common for women to experience thinning hair as early as their 20s. The earlier that this type of hair loss is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat it. For a woman, a dramatic change in appearance, such as significant thinning of the hair or hair loss, can be highly distressing. However, help is at hand – it is possible to treat this condition.
Hair Loss Treatment for Women
There is only one female hair loss treatment that has been proven, in clinical trials, to restore hair effectively and safely. Minoxidil has been licensed by the MHRA and ‘FDA-approved’ for the treatment of female pattern hair loss in the UK and USA respectively.
In order to see optimum results, it is recommended a woman consults with a hair specialist who will be able to devise an individualised treatment programme. Minoxidil can be supplemented with a range of hair growth boosters. These are not stand-alone hair loss treatments but work alongside proven medications, such as Minoxidil, improving their efficacy and encouraging hair growth.
If you are noticing thinning hair or hair loss, please contact The Belgravia Centre for a free consultation. To book an appointment, please call 020 7730 6666 or message the clinic. Alternatively, if you are unable to visit the clinic, please complete the online diagnostic form and a treatment advisor will be in touch.