FEMALE HAIR LOSS

OVERVIEW

Unlike male hair loss which is genetically determined main cause of hair loss in females are nutritional deficiency, thyroid disease, hormonal disturbances, stress, post –pregnancy etc.

TREATMENT

Also known as Rogaine, this over-the-counter (OTC) medication can be used for men or women with alopecia areata or androgenic alopecia.

Minoxidil (Rogaine) 5% is the only topical medication approved by the FDA for female-pattern hair loss.
The once daily use foam treatment regrows hair in 81% of the women who try it. Liquid options of 2% and 5% solutions are available over the counter.
Corticosteroid injections – Women with hair loss due to alopecia areata may consider treatment with corticosteroids injected at multiple sites in the affected area.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy includes three steps: drawing a person’s blood, processing it, and then injecting it back into the scalp.