While there are many causes of hair loss in women, the most common reason is due to androgenetic alopecia, or genetic pattern baldness. DHT, a derivative of testosterone, is what triggers this particular type of hair loss. DHT binds to hair follicle receptors at the scalp, which causes them to shrink. Eventually, these shrinking follicles stop producing hair. Other causes of hair loss in women include thyroid abnormalities, hormonal changes, anemia, menopause, and birth control pills. One preventable cause of hair thinning and/or loss in women is known as traction alopecia. Traction alopecia occurs when certain hairstyles, such as ponytails, braiding, and hair pieces, put stress on the keratin bulb located at the hair’s root The good news is that some types of hair thinning and loss are treatable. Specialists at The Griffin Center for Women’s Hair loss can use diagnostic methods to determine what type of hair loss a patient is experiencing and pinpoint their surgical or non-surgical options. For more information about hair restoration treatments, contact The Griffin Center at (404) 256-4369 or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
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- 1Hair loss in women is more common than we thought and is increasing.
- 2There are several different reasons for women’s hair loss.
- 3The Griffin Center works with women for solutions and treatments for hair loss.
The number of women experiencing hair loss in the United States has increased from an estimated 30 million to more than 46 million, an increase of more than 50% in the last 10 years.
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