A woman’s hair is her crown and is one of the trademarks of her identity. Whether approached from the front or the back, whether you only see someone briefly or repeatedly, you will usually include hair in your description of a person to others. Nothing can boost a woman’s beauty and confidence like a shiny, full mane. But as we age or go through big changes, that mane can whittle down to strands. The good news is that this does not have to be a permanent sentence for your crown.
First, you need to figure out if your hair loss is temporary and reversible on its own. A number of common ailments and imbalances can be the root of your hair loss issues. Our bodies, and hair, undergo many fluctuations. Women-specific conditions like PCOS, pregnancy, and menopause have deep impacts on hormones, which can hinder hair growth. Other conditions or insufficiencies due to hereditary, environmental, or dietary circumstances have as equal an impact on women as they do men. Anemia, protein deficiency, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, acute or chronic medical conditions, or medication side effects can contribute to your problem.
Making sure you get adequate amounts of essential vitamins and minerals is the first step. You may want to talk to your medical provider about your nutrition requirements. Specifically, try to make sure you are getting the following: vitamin B-complex, iron, folic acid, zinc, copper, vitamin C, and protein. Next, examine your hair treatment regimen. Endocrinologists, trichologists, and dermatologists can give you guidance on these issues. Finally, over-washing, going heavy-handed on conditioner, attacking your hair with heated implements (hair dryers and styling tools) without proper protection, and over-exposing your hair to chemicals and dyes may be your culprit(s), so re-evaluate what you are doing to your hair.
If you are confident that your hair loss is not easily reversible, you need to visit a hair specialist. Hair loss treatments and solutions are not only for men. If you are in the Indianapolis area, your best bet is Dr. Guenthner at The Dermatology Center of Indiana. Dr. Guenthner’s office uses NeoGraft technology. The earlier that hair loss can be detected and treated, the better results you will get from almost any treatment; however, with NeoGraft, progress can be made at almost any stage of your hair loss journey. Without stitches or staples, unsightly scars, or a bunch of restrictions, NeoGraft is a solution instead of a patch. By gently suctioning hairs and preserving the root, the transplant is designed to cause very little or no discomfort, ensures a shorter recovery time, and give you better, more natural looking results.
Why would you want to get expensive wigs that will be hot, itchy, and wear out quickly when you can have permanent and natural-looking results?
Unfortunately, it is a fact that men’s hair loss is more accepted than women’s hair loss; in fact, most women’s hair loss –outside of cancer treatment-related hair loss— is largely ignored. There is support for women with thinning hair. The American Hair Loss Association and the Women’s Hair Loss Project are both great organization for community support and outreach. If you are ready to reclaim your beautiful crown, call to schedule a free NeoGraft consultation with experts at The Dermatology Center’s offices in Plainfield or Zionsville.