Thinning Hair in Women: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Thinning Hair in Women: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Thinning hair in women is extremely common. It’s important to know that you’re not alone. In fact, half of all women will be affected by some form of hair loss in their lifetime, with female pattern hair loss (Androgenetic Alopecia) the most common cause.

In the beauty industry, hair thinning is referred to as ‘miniaturization’. This is the process of shrinking hair follicles that produce weaker strands of hair no longer able to reach their maximum growth potential. Thinning hair in women is characterised by a reduction in hair density over the crown and frontal scalp with retention of the frontal hairline. 

The causes are plentiful: stress, hormones, pregnancy (during and after), stage of life (puberty or menopause), genetics, diet and some medications can all contribute to a change in hair texture and density. One thing is for certain when it comes to hair thinning and that is the longer one waits to address the problem, the harder it is to treat. 

Despite a new wave of supplements, laser caps and shampoos the truth is, not all hair loss is easily managed and the psychological ramifications of hair thinning can be profound. Feeling isolated, exposed and vulnerable is common. While not life threatening, hair thinning in women is a serious life-altering condition that shouldn’t be ignored. 

If you are looking to future-proof your hair or treat hair thinning, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is the most effective treatment option. 

“PRP is an alternative to medication or hair transplantation, unlike these treatments, PRP has fewer side effects. The result is that the hair follicle has the necessary nutrients to remain in the growth (anagen phase) of the hair cycle rather than prematurely entering and remaining in a dormant state. What separates PRP from alternative treatments is its ability to trigger already dormant hair follicles into an active phase of growth, thereby reversing the condition,” says Dr Isabella Sillar, Chief Technology Officer at Elucell. 

PRP is derived from your own blood and then injected in areas of the scalp where hair growth needs to be stimulated. We are essentially targeting the ‘fertiliser’ directly to the areas that need it. 

If you are interested in learning more about PRP Hair Loss Injections? Book a complimentary consultation. 

We look forward to meeting with you, answering all of your questions and assessing any areas of concern. We do not charge for consultations, even if you decide not to proceed with treatment.