FEMALE HAIR LOSS AND ALOPECIA HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS
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Female hair loss can be psychological devastating and deeply distressing for women. About one third of women experience hair loss at some time in their lives. For postmenopausal women it is as high as two thirds. There are many causes of female hair loss. Below are the most common causes and solutions.
TYPES OF FEMALE HAIR LOSS
- Female Pattern Hair Loss (Androgenic Alopecia)
- Alopecia Areata
- Alopecia Totalis
- Alopecia Universalis
- Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)
- Cicatricial Alopecia (scarring alopecia)
- Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA)
- Lichen Planopilaris
- Telogen Effluvium
- Traction Alopecia
- Trichotillomania (Hair-pulling disorder)
There are many reasons why women can lose their hair. The average scalp contains approximately 100,000 hairs. On a typical day, women can lose around 50 to 100 hairs. But if more hairs are shed each day, thinning hair becomes more and more noticeable. Fortunately, there are treatments available for most female hair loss problems. Some hair loss conditions are only temporary, and the hairs will normally grow back on its own once the issue has been resolved. Other hair loss conditions, such as female pattern baldness, require treatment to help maintain and stimulate hair growth.
FEMALE PATTERN HAIR LOSS / FEMALE PATTERN HAIR BALDNESS
Female pattern hair loss, also known as FPHL, female pattern baldness, or female pattern alopecia, is a type of androgenetic alopecia that affects women. Androgenetic alopecia is a genetic condition that affects both men and women. For female hair loss, the pattern of hair loss is different than that of men. Male pattern hair loss pattern looks like a horseshoe, with the frontal hairline receding into the back of the scalp. For most men, the side and back of the hairs remain intact. For female pattern hair loss, the pattern is different. Women experience a diffused hair loss all over the scalp, starting from the top of the scalp and progressively thinning throughout the entire scalp region.
Androgenetic alopcia causes miniaturization of the hair. Over time, these hairs look so small that you think they are gone. For men, the miniaturization affects all the affected hairs in the horseshoe pattern. For women though, the miniaturization doesn’t affect all the hairs. So even though hair thinning is apparent, most women still maintains their frontal hair line unlike male pattern hair loss. For more information Click Here
Alopecia areata is one type of hair loss that doesn’t look like the typical diffused pattern seen in other forms of female hair loss. With alopecia areata, bald patches of your scalp are visible where the hairs have fallen out. The size of the hair loss usually looks like small coin size, round patches, but in more severe causes, it can affect the whole scalp and body. It is an auto-immune disorder that can affect both men and women at any age.
Hair loss that causes total hair loss to the scalp is called alopecia totalis. Total hair loss to your whole body is called alopecia universalis. The most common form of alopecia areata treatment is the use of corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory drugs that can suppress the immune system. These are commonly administered through local injections, topical ointment application, or orally. For more information Click Here
Alopecia totalis is characterized by a loss of hair to the entire scalp. It is an advanced form of Alopecia Areata which is the more common of the two. Alopecia totalis affects about one in two thousand people, making it a rare skin disease. It is a non-scarring alopecia without the complete destruction of the hair follicle. Hair regrowth can be expected as the hair follicles are not destroyed like scarring alopecia (cicatricial alopecia). For more information Click Here
Alopecia universalis is the advanced form of alopecia areata, a condition that leads to round patches of hair loss.
Alopecia universalis is an autoimmune condition that causes complete hair loss throughout the scalp and body.
Patient with alopecia universalis usually start off with alopecia areata patchy with coin sized bald patches to the scalp. However, as the condition worsens, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis occurs.
Alopecia universalis is a rare skin disease. Statistics show that only 1 in 4000 people get this disease. It is estimated of the number of people with alopecia areata who eventually develop alopecia totalis or unversalis or range from 7% to 25%. For more information Click Here
CENTRAL CENTRIFUGAL CICATRICIAL ALOPECIA (CCCA)
CCCA is a specific type of scarring (cicatricial) alopecia resulting in permanent hair loss. It is the most common form of hair loss seen primarily in black women of African descent. Hair loss in CCCA begin at the vertex and middle region of the scalp and then spread centrifugally in all directions.
This is different than other female hair loss conditions such as female pattern baldness and telogen effluvium, which is diffused and evenly spaced.
All CCCA variants have the following characteristics in common:
- CCCA is predominantly centered on the crown or vertex of the scalp.
- CCCA is a progressive disease that spans over years or decades.
- CCCA progresses in a symmetrical way.
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Cicatricial alopecia, also known as scarring hair loss, is a hair loss condition caused by a group of rare disorders that destroy the hair follicles and replacing it with scar tissue, resulting in permanent hair loss.
Hair loss due to cicatricial alopecia in not rare, and is seen in about 7% of adult men and women. It is rarely seen in children.
It is characterized by inflammation, progressive hair loss and eventual formation of scar tissue. The scarring is not seen on the scalp but underneath the skin in the hair follicles. Along with the hair follicles the sebaceous glands are also affected. In the areas affected, the skin is bald, smooth, and shiny, and pores are absent because of complete loss and destruction of hair follicles.
Cicatricial alopecia is unpredictable. It can occur gradually over time or can come suddenly. It usually starts with a small bald spot which eventually spreads over the scalp. It is often accompanied by pain and itching but not in all cases. For more information Click Here
Telogen effluvium is a temporary hair loss condition that can affect women. Telogen effluvium looks very similar to female pattern hair loss in that they both show hair thinning throughout the scalp area. Your hair grows in cycles. When your body goes through something traumatic, it can change the growth cycles of the hair. About 90% of your hairs are in the anagen phase (growth phase) or transitional phase (catagen), but any trauma to your body could cause it all to shift to the resting phase (telogen). For more information Click Here
FRONTAL FIBROSING ALOPECIA
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) is a slowly progressive primary cicatricial alopecia in which hair loss follows a pattern characterized by progressive recession of the frontal hairline and often the eyebrows. Approximately half of all affected people experience loss of eyebrows.
The skin in the affected area often looks normal but may be pale, shiny or mildly scarred. In some cases, women with FFA also have FPHL (female pattern hair loss), which is associated with diffused thinning of hair on the scalp due to increased hair shedding. It is a subtype of lichen planopilaris, a scarring alopecia that affects predominantly postmenopausal women, although men and premenopausal women may also be affected. For more information Click Here
Lichen planopilaris (LLP) is a type of cicatricial alopecia (scarring alopecia) that occurs when a relatively common skin disease, known as lichen planus, affects areas of skin where there are hair follicles. Lichen planopilaris destroys the hair follicle and then replaces it with scar tissue, resulting in permanent hair loss.
LLP is a chronic inflammatory disease resulting in patches of hair loss on the scalp that may be burning and itching. The distinct feature of lichen planopilaris is the bald patches and lesions with erythema and scale on the scalp. The lesions are reddish in colour and have a crusty appearance, showing scaling towards the periphery. Hair follicles in the affected areas show inflammation. The bald spots range from a few to many anywhere on the scalp and the pattern of hair loss is greatly varied. Small bald spots eventually fuse to form larger areas of hair loss.
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Traction alopecia hair loss is due to trauma to the hair follicles. This can be caused by many hairdressing practices such as over processing of your hair from chemicals, dyeing, bleaching, over brushing, and using a hot hair dryer on a regular basis. Poor hair styling habits also contribute to trauma to the hair follicles. This can include wearing your hair in a tight ponytail, braiding, and adding hair extensions. Once you stop and correct your hairdressing issues, your hair should start growing back. For more information Click Here
Trichotillomania is a hair pulling disorder that causes hair loss mainly in younger girls. Hair pulling can occur in any region of the body, but the primary affected area is the scalp. Trichotillomania may be difficult to assess as many people with this disorder deny that they are doing it. The urge to pull hair is a mental disorder and the best treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy. Once the behavior stops, the hair should grow back. (We offer a device that can help to change the persons hair pulling behavior, please contact us for more information about trichotillomania). For more information Click Here
RECOMMENDED TREATMENTS FOR FEMALE HAIR LOSS
AAPE® STEM CELL THERAPY
AAPE® is a stem cell technology that promote hair follicles regeneration and prompt restoration. AAPE® is mixture of refined growth factors extracted from human adipose-derived stem cells conditioned media and induces proliferation of dermal papilla cells of human hair follicles to to increase total hair count and make hair regrow twice faster. AAPE® has:
- US FDA, CFDA Approval
- PCPC US registration
- 15 International SCI journals
- 28 Patents registration worldwide
The use of AAPE®, “fat” or adipose-derived stem cells conditioned media has been used successfully in the treatment of female hair loss. The safe and non-invasive treatment is described in the following journal article, including a new study and scientific analysis of hair growth measurements as well as photos of the results, as published in the International Journal of Dermatology. This advanced stem cell-derived protein extract called AAPE® can now be applied in a clinical setting without discomfort or downtime as a lunch-hour session at the Toronto and Richmond Hill TRICHOLOGY CENTRE | Hair Loss Clinic. For more information Click Here
PHARMA HERMETIC HAIR RECOVERY PROGRAM®
Pharma Hermetic Hair Recovery Program® works at revitalizing the hair bulb and obtaining a greater thickness and strength. It helps strengthen the anchorage of the root, and re-balance the scalp.
In addition, the Hair Recovery Program® SP55, enhance the growth of new hair and activates dormant follicles thanks to its effective active ingredients. Providing all the necessary nutrients to repair the weakened and brittle hair. After the treatment, the hair becomes thicker and more voluminous.
We rely on ingredients suitable to penetrate the scalp and stop hair loss.
- Thicker hair.
- More density.
- No side effect.
- Topical application.
- Lasting results.
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NOURKRIN® WOMAN, FOR FEMALE HAIR LOSS
If you’re worried about certain hair loss medications that contain ingredients that may cause some side affects such as Minoxidil, we offer a hair loss treatment called Nourkrin®. Nourkrin® contains natural ingredients and has been clinically proven to help thinning hair. The key active ingredients are marine-based extracts of proteins and polysaccharides that have been combined with silica, vitamin C, and horsetail extract.
Developed by scientists in Finland, Nourkrin® has been the subject of many double blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies, the latest of which showed that 77% of all participants reported a positive effect during a six-month treatment period and their hair count increased by an average of 35.7%. Nourkrin® Woman with the unique Marilex® helps support, normalize and maintain the Hair Growth Cycle by carefully providing the correct nutrients to the hair follicles. Nourkrin® is the only product worldwide containing Marilex® (which has a unique and protected composition structure), and consumers should therefore beware of imitation products that claim to deliver similar effects with so-called ‘marine proteins’ or ‘marine extracts’ – as these are not the original, scientifically tested Marilex®.
Today, the award-winning Nourkrin® Woman is appreciated by women around the world. Nourkrin® Woman is completely safe and 100% drug-free. You can get the Nourkrin® Woman hair loss treatment at the Toronto and Richmond Hill TRICHOLOGY CENTRE | Hair Loss Clinic. For more information Click Here
BRITISH SCIENCE FORMULATIONS® THE WORLD’S 1ST COMPLETE HAIR GROWTH SYSTEM
“Having dedicated my life to hair loss treatment and research, I developed British Science Formulations to provide my patients with a complete protocol for treating hair loss and promoting healthy hair growth. And while I originally developed the 3-Step System for use within my trichology clinics, I want to provide all hair loss sufferers with the tools that I have been using effectively in my clinics for many years.” David Kingsley. Founder
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THERADOME® LASER HAIR THERAPY
The Theradome® brings you the world’s most advanced laser hair growth treatment to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Unlike Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) devices, our laser light targets the stem cells at the base of hair follicles. This allows the formation of a new photonic pathway that can restore hair to a healthy state. Theradome® one-of-a-kind laser hair helmet was engineered based on four crucial scientific criteria, which together provide the most powerful and efficacious laser hair growth treatment available.
Only lasers produce coherent light, meaning their light waves are aligned and traveling in synchronicity. Laser light is needed to penetrate the scalp at a depth of 3 – 5 mm and reach the base of a hair follicle. No other light source (i.e. – LEDs) can achieve this. By treating the base of hair follicles, our proprietary cold laser hair growth treatment ensures the mitochondria of hair cells is stimulated. The mitochondria then produces cell energy that is harnessed by hair follicles. You can purchase the Theradome® hair loss laser therapy device at the Toronto and Richmond Hill Trichology Centre | Hair Loss Clinic. For more information Click Here
SMP® SCALP MICROPIGMENTATION
If you suffer from a scarring alopecia (no hair growth in the bald areas), or just want to have a thicker looking hair, there is another option called SMP® Scalp Micropigmentation. It is a technique in which pigment is deposited into the dermal layer of the skin on the scalp replicating the look of hair follicles. When viewed from close, the pigment dots appear like real hair follicles. With female hair loss, SMP® can be done in between the existing hair follicles to add thickness and reduce areas where more scalp is showing. SMP® works best for women with dark brown or black hair.
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FIND A TRICHOLOGIST IN TORONTO GTA
With the numerous available treatments for hair loss our in-clinic Trichologist can recommend the best treatment that can help with your condition. At the TRICHOLOGY CENTRE, we have helped patients with all types of hair loss conditions, advising them the best treatments available and helping them regain their confidence and self-esteem. Early assessment and treatment from the onset of hair loss is important and can help prevent the condition to worsen.
We have two clinics in the Toronto GTA,
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9140 Leslie St, Richmond Hill.
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