What is Female Hair Loss?
It's possible for women to inherit androgenetic alopecia, also known as female pattern baldness. Genetic alopecia in females is brought on by a similar response to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that causes male hair loss. Women harbor low levels of the testosterone receptor DHT, and if these hormones become imbalanced, the hair follicles may become damaged or inefficient. In other circumstances, women who have been through pregnancy or menopause can experience hair thinning or loss due to hormonal changes. At Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher offers several choices to treat hair loss based on each individual's needs. If you wish to learn more about the reasons for hair loss and your options for treatment, please schedule a consultation at our clinic in San Antonio, TX.
How Is Female Hair Loss Treated?
If you suffer from alopecia or hair loss related to a previous plastic surgery, injury, burn, or other condition, you may be a good candidate for a hair restoration treatment. Throughout your preliminary appointment, Dr. Boucher will use specialized hair and scalp scanning technologies to evaluate the distribution of your baldness, hair depth, and how much hair is within a particular area. It's important to note that a proper diagnosis typically begins with a process of elimination to find or exclude additional causes of hair loss. From there, Dr. Boucher can go over your treatment choices, which may include a nonsurgical treatment, like PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or low-level laser therapy. During your consultation, Dr. Boucher will design a customized treatment plan and talk about what to expect during the process.
Female hair loss FAQs
Is PRP therapy for hair loss effective?
Platelet-rich plasma is a safe and effective way to reduce unwanted hair loss in women. This is because the platelets contain natural growth factors that stimulate damaged hair follicles. It is important to keep in mind that PRP therapy should only be performed by a qualified professional like Dr. Boucher for the best results.
What about hair transplant surgery?
Some individuals are interested in hair transplant surgery to correct hair loss. However, this is a major surgery that comes with many risks and side effects. Patients also experience scarring that affects their overall appearance and confidence. We highly recommend PRP therapy or low-level laser therapy as a trusted nonsurgical alternative in San Antonio, TX.
Does your treatment hurt?
Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic is proud to offer the newest and most advanced technology when it comes to female hair loss. Our cutting-edge treatments are painless and require little to no downtime at home. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable — so you achieve the best results, whether you choose PRP therapy or low-level laser therapy.
Thicker, Fuller Hair
If you suffer from rapid or slow hair loss, or you are experiencing balding that you would like to disguise with fresh hair growth, we welcome you to contact Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic today. Dr. Boucher will learn about your medical history and perform a scalp and hair analysis in order to offer you the correct diagnosis and treatment. Please reach out to our office in San Antonio, TX to schedule your appointment.