Contrary to popular beliefs, female hair loss is widespread throughout the U.S. as millions of women suffer from it. Female pattern hair loss (FPHL), also known as female androgenetic alopecia, can affect around 40% of women by age 50. This is caused by a reduction in hair volume, combined with hair shedding from resting hairs. At Elite, we provide PRP treatment, a non-surgical solution that’s proven to offer great results.
A few of the main causes of hair loss in women are a loss of estrogen (usually during menopause), extreme diets that don’t provide sufficient nutrients for the body, conditions like lupus and diabetes, very high levels of stress, and improper and rough handling of the hair on a regular basis. Over time, hair follicles may shrink in size and gradually produce thinner and thinner hairs, right up to the point in which they fail to produce any hair at all. While men often suffer from a receding hairline and bald spots at the crown of their heads, women are affected by thinning hair at the top of the head.
So, is PRP good for female hair loss? According to multiple studies released in journals like the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, PRP therapy has been indicated as a successful treatment option for hair restoration. Improved hair growth, hair count and hair thickness has been shown in patients who experience both alopecia areata (spot baldness) and androgenetic alopecia. Though PRP is not an effective treatment for all causes of thinning hair or hair shedding in women, it has been shown to improve hair quality at or near the PRP injection site for patients with female pattern hair loss, as well as several other forms of hair loss.
If you’re frustrated by thinning hair or hair loss, there’s a solution that can finally help. Find out today how to delay female pattern hair loss and reverse hair loss with PRP treatments by contacting us at Elite Body and Laser Center (614) 334-4944.