Womens Hair Loss

Our Toronto Trichology Centre specializes in androgenetic hair loss treatment for men and women.  Toronto Hair Loss Clinic.

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WOMENS HAIR LOSS - MORE COMMON THAN NOT

Womens hair loss is more complicated than mens hair loss, as there is usually no single cause for female alopecia.  Female hair loss triggers range from as many as 30 medical conditions, hormones, genetics, poor nutrition, lifestyle factors, pregnancy, and menopause.  When addressing womens hair loss, questions about hormone imbalances and thyroid issues need to be addressed as a starting point.

Women can experience many forms of hair loss, usually androgenetic hair loss (AGA) / female pattern hair loss (FPHL) and chronic telogen effluvium (CTC).  The majority of women suffering from hair loss have one or both of these hair loss conditions, AGA, CTE, or AGA + CTE).

FREE ONLINE HAIR LOSS ASSESSMENT FORM

Our FREE online consultation provides our trichologist with all of the information required to assess your hair loss condition and recommend an effective course of hair loss treatment for home-use. If a hair loss treatment is recommended, we can mail your home-use treatment package anywhere in Canada and most of the world. If you choose to do one of our in-clinic hair loss therapies such as AAPE® stem cell therapy, PRP,  Pharma Hermetic Hair Recovery Program®, or SMP® Scalp Micropigmentation,  we can schedule you in for an in-clinic consultation and treatment.  Please take about 10 minutes to fill out this online form. At the end you will be asked to upload photos of your hair and scalp condition. This can be taken with your cell phone.

Are you experiencing any hair loss or scalp issues? The sooner you can get an assessment of your hair loss condition, the sooner we can help you stop your hair loss and start regrowing your hair.  Get a certified trichologist to assess and help treat your condition online TODAY. Please complete our online Trichology Assessment Form to get started now.

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WHAT IS ANDROGENETIC HAIR LOSS?

Androgenetic hair loss or androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss in women.  This type of hair loss is characterized by progressive and slow diffused hair loss all over the scalp area.  It is also the most common form of hair loss in men as well.  Hormones and genetics appear to be the leading causes of AGA in women.  Environment, age, nutrition, and stress can also play a role in FPHL. 

Women can inherit the gene for pattern baldness from either the mother or father. Hormones in both women and men cause AGA hair loss.  Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the specific hormone that causes hair loss.   DHT is created from testosterone by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase.  This enzyme can also be made from DHEA, a hormone more common in females.  DHT is found in the hair follicles, skin, and the prostate.  It is the DHT’s actions and the hair follicles sensitivity to DHT that causes hair loss.

Some females carry the genes that make hair follicles susceptible to destruction due to the male hormone DHT.  For females, besides hereditary, pregnancy, imbalance of hormones caused by ovarian cysts, taking high androgen index birth control pills, and menopause, can also cause FPHL. After menopause, hair loss is more prevalent as a women’s sex hormone estrogen levels drop.

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WHAT IS TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM?

Telogen effluvium (TE) is a type of hair loss characterized by the sudden and pronounced amount of hair loss.  TE is a temporary hair loss condition defined as a transitory increase in the number of hairs in the resting phase of the cycles in hair growth.  TE is usually caused by a major physical trauma, surgery, high fever/illness, significant psychological stress, extreme diet change, extreme weight loss, childbirth, or menopause.  Telogen effluvium usually resolves completely without any treatment over several months.  The average duration of TE is approximately 100 days (between 3 to 6 months), after which the hair starts to grow back again.

WHAT IS CHRONIC TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM?

Chronic telogen effluvium (CTE) is TE that lasts longer than six months.  Women with a long history of hair shedding may be experiencing chronic telogen effluvium.  CTE shows the following characteristics: abrupt onset of hair loss in the beginning, special memory of the time of onset, duration over six months, and positive pull test results in four areas of the scalp.  CTE is characterized by excessive, abrupt, alarming, diffuse shedding of hair that runs a fluctuating course over many years.

 
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CAN IRON DEFICIENCY CAUSE HAIR LOSS?

If a woman is low in iron, the body cannot produce the hemoglobin in the blood very well. Hemoglobin carries oxygen for the growth and repair of cells, including the cells that stimulate hair growth. Vitamin C plays an important role in the intestinal absorption of iron due to its chelating and reducing effect.  Vitamin C assists iron mobilization and intestinal absorption.  Therefore, it is important to take vitamin C for patients with hair loss associated with iron deficiency.

WHAT IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR WOMENS HAIR LOSS?

At the Trichology Centre in Toronto, we believe the best non-surgical strategy for FPHL is combination therapy. By combination therapy, we mean doing several things rather than just one treatment. Variables in hair loss treatment include age of onset, gender, duration of hair loss, and rate of progression and degree of hair loss.  There is no cure for hair loss, only maintenance.  At our hair loss clinic, our goal is to stop hair loss or hair shedding and to stimulate hair regrowth by doing combination therapy. 

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WHAT IS SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION?

Scalp micropigmentation or hair tattoo has become increasingly popular over the years as more and more people become aware of it. It is a procedure where tiny ink pigment is inserted into the scalp with a small vibrating needle to mimic the look of real hair follicles. The procedure usually requires 3 to 4 sessions spaced 1-2 weeks apart.

 
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WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE WOMENS HAIR LOSS THERAPIES?

For men, one drug that has proven to help with androgenetic hair loss is finasteride.  Finasteride (brand name Propecia) is a 5a-reductase type II inhibitor that is approved to treat male androgenetic alopecia.  For women, there is a potential risk of teratogenicity in a male fetus during pregnancy.  The efficacy of finasteride for female pattern hair loss is still controversial.

So, what are the other options then for women?  At Trichology Centre, our combination therapies include PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, laser therapy, AAPE stem cell therapy. We also offer many products such as hair loss shampoos, topical sprays, and oral hair regrowth tablets.

If you are suffering from FPHL we recommend you fill out our FREE online hair loss assessment form here.

FREE ONLINE HAIR LOSS ASSESSMENT FORM

Are you experiencing any hair loss or scalp issues? Get a Certified Trichologist to assess and recommend the best hair loss treatment for your condition in Toronto and Greater Toronto Area. Please complete our online Trichology Assessment Form to get started now.

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