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

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