How do You Treat Early Hair Loss in Women?June 25th, 2007
Q: I am a 33 year old women and am just starting to thin on the top of my scalp behind my frontal hairline. What should I do? Should I have a hair transplant?
A: There are a number of things that you should consider that can be effective in early hair loss. These include minoxidil (Rogaine), laser therapy, and using cosmetics specifically made to make the hair appear fuller. Lightening or streaking the hair, as well as parting the hair off to the side, will also make the hair appear fuller.
If a surgical hair restoration is performed too early and there is still a lot of existing hair in the area, the hair transplant may actually accelerate hair loss. Surgery should not be performed prematurely.
Also, it is important that the doctor check the stability of the donor area, using densitometry, to make sure that the procedure is even possible. For those women who are good candidates, and if it is done at the appropriate time, a follicular unit hair transplant is a great procedure that can produce really natural results.Related Posts:
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Tags: Camouflage, Cosmetics for Hair Loss, Densitometry, Donor Area, Follicular Unit Transplant, Hair Products, Hair Style, Hair Thinning, Hairline, Laser Therapy, Rogaine (Minoxidil) Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on June 25th, 2007 at 12:56 pm