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The New Weapon in the Fight against Female Hair Loss

30 March;  Author: Hair Extensions Australia

The New Weapon in the Fight against Female Hair Loss

There is a new weapon in the fight against female hair loss. It is being championed by the expert doctors, nurses and consultants at Britain’s most respected hair loss clinic.


The newest and best weapon in the fight against female baldness of all kinds is diagnosis. The British hair treatment landscape has been defined by its attention to diagnoses over the last few years – and the results have been astonishing. UK women are being given a better chance than ever before of reversing their hair loss problems, thanks to an increased success rate in terms of accurate diagnosis.


Female hair loss is caused by two major things: an overgrowth of a specific hormone, or some kind of physical shock. Correct diagnosis is extremely important here. If a woman has lost hair because of a body shock (say a difficult pregnancy), then she will naturally start to grow it again once the effects of the body shock itself have been mitigated. If, though, a woman is losing hair because of an overgrowth of DHT (dihydrotestosterone, a mutated form of testosterone), then she must be treated in order for her hair to return. Obviously, it can be expensive to treat hair loss in the first case – and so the correct diagnosis is the hair surgeon’s first and best tool in combating the often very upsetting effects of female hair loss.


Often a woman will feel much better about her condition once it is properly diagnosed. This is because a proper diagnosis leads very quickly to the right course of treatment. In the case of body shock related hair loss, the diagnosis itself can become the catalyst for that stress starting to dissipate. When a woman begins to lose hair, the hair loss itself is a cause of stress. So if the hair is being lost because of some kind of physically systemic stress, the added stress caused by the hair loss will exacerbate that hair loss. Once the female hair loss in this case is correctly diagnosed, though, it stops being a worry because the woman knows why it is happening. And so the process can be slowed and then reversed easily and quickly.


In the case of hormone related hair loss, a woman can be treated in two ways, just like a man. Consultants will either prescribe medication that blocks the production of the mutant DHT, or they will recommend follicular transfer surgery – a hair replacement therapy with a much greater success rate than old style strip farming techniques. FT works by placing one donor hair at a time in the bald places on the scalp. The hairs are chosen for the natural direction of their growth, and in many cases of hormone related female hair loss, are able to completely reverse the balding effect.


Without proper diagnosis, treatments of these kinds can be a bit difficult. Women suffering from hair loss in the modern world are blessed with a hugely increased chance of reversing the process, one way or another – thanks to the good work of the diagnosticians.

Harley Street Hair Clinic is experts in Hair Loss Treatment and Hair Replacement Surgery. Female hair loss is less common than its male equivalent: women have androgens as well as men, but obviously men, being male, have more. For more information please visit


Diagnosis: The Most Important Weapon in the Fight against Female Hair Loss

Article by Harley Street Hair Clinic

The first thing any woman suffering from the onset of female hair loss needs to know is this: your condition may not be as serious as you think. Current medical knowledge suggests that some forms of female baldness are caused by hormonal changes – and that the former hair thickness and lustre can be regained naturally (i.e. without treatment) within a year or so from the first appearance of effects.

The important thing is to be correctly diagnosed. No hair loss treatment will be effective unless the diagnosis made of the causes of that lost hair is accurate. That is why it is so important to attend a reputable clinic – and to make your female hair loss known to a consultant as soon as possible. The sooner your consultant becomes acquainted with your condition, the greater the chances that he or she will receive all the information needed to make a correct diagnosis of your condition.

The loss of hair in women broadly speaking falls, into three categories: androgenetic hair loss, telogen effluvium, and pattern baldness. Androgenetic hair loss, the most common cause of female baldness (as, indeed, it is the most common cause of male baldness) is caused by an over production of a male growth hormone – which can be treated by introducing substances to the scalp that prevent its production at all.

Telogen effluvium, the correct name for a number of hair follicles entering the resting stage of their life cycle at the same time, is a less structured form of female hair loss – and one for which correct diagnosis is vital. This is because telogen effluvium has several possible causes – and if the cause is misunderstood, the subsequent treatment or lack thereof will obviously not work.

Example: some telogen effluvium is caused by hormonal changes, which themselves are caused by other circumstances (including but not limited to pregnancy, stress, the menopause and the use of contraceptive pills or implants). The correct diagnosis of this form of female hair loss will lead to the correct treatment – which, in the case of pregnancy or stress, for instance, is none. Prescribing a treatment in hormonal cases of hair loss may have no effect – you simply need to wait for the body to restore its own hormone balance, at which point the hair will regrow and quickly return to normal.

Diagnosis of the correct cause of female baldness can lead to a greater overall understanding of the way in which your life has an effect on your health. Women undergoing great stress, for example, may not even know that this is the case until they are diagnosed by a consultant as having a stress related form of female hair loss. In cases like this the hair loss itself is an indicator of a much wider problem – and as such is a necessary physical warning sign designed to facilitate action against the cause of the wider problems. Without good diagnoses, that realisation doesn’t happen.

Modern medical science places more stress on the idea of cause and effect than it used to. In many cases female baldness is not something that needs treatment but a warning sign. Diagnosis lets us heed those warnings and act on them.

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