Hair loss affects 50% of women and men in the United States. Needless to say, it's very common. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people lose anywhere between 50 to 100 strands of hair each day. Women tend to lose hair on the top third to one half of the scalp.
Women do a fantastic job of hiding their thinning hair. Regardless of their camouflage skills, hair loss deals a serious blow to their confidence, social life, and self esteem.
Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL)
You've most likely heard of male pattern baldness (MPB), but did you know that its female equivalent is female pattern hair loss (FPHL)? It's the most common cause of thinning hair in women. How does one get FPHL? Simple, it's hereditary.
Luckily there are many solutions for women suffering from (FPHL).
Top 3 Immediate Hair Loss Solutions for Women
1. Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) for Women
We can't rave enough about scalp micropigmentation for women. We've seen it change lives. Whether it be to mask FPHL, alopecia, autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, SMP has effectively tackled all of these. Find out more about how SMP is the best hair loss solution for women.
2. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
PRP is another excellent solution for women's hair loss. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a client's own blood platelets to stimulate hair regrowth. PRP didn't receive the top spot because it requires periodic continuous injections to continue working. We've even seen it combined with SMP for amazing results. Read about one woman's experience with PRP injections.
3. Wigs aka Hair Units
Wigs are known for providing less-than-satisfactory looks for men. The days of old, terribly fitted wigs are gone. The hair units used these days are incredibly innovative, high quality, and are also made for women. Whether you want to rock a short faux hawk or a long Elsa style from Frozen, most likely there is a hair unit for you. Also, check out LordHair's Women's Hair Replacement Systems. They are some of the best we've come across.
4. Hair Transplant
A hair transplant is a procedure in which a plastic or dermatological surgeon transplants hair from a an area on the scalp which has hair to a bald area. The donor hair usually comes from the back or side of the head. Some of the complications of hair transplant surgery include bleeding, swelling, numbness, and scarring. Many women who undergo hair transplant surgery also opt to be treated by scalp micropigmentation since it complements the treatment well.
You'll receive great results, no matter which route you choose. Scalp micropigmentation for women takes the top spot on our list because it's minimally invasive, maintenance-free, provides same-day results, and is a great complement to all the other treatments.