We will all develop some degree of hair loss as we age. It is not just men that develop hair loss, women experience it as well. It is expected that men lose their hair but not women. When women start to experience hair loss they can suffer from self esteem, body image, feeling of unattractiveness which can impact on their social life. It is mostly common in menopausal women.
In women, hair starts to thin mainly on the top, noticing a widening through the center hair part. Hair loss is characterized by the hair follicles becoming smaller, producing shorter, thinner and eventually stop producing hair.
Hair is made of protein so what we eat can effect the health or loss of our hair. Maintaining a healthy diet will improve the quality of your hair but may not effect the hair loss. Emotional stress can impact on our body's production of various hormones like adrenaline and testosterone. Other contributing factors leading to hair loss in women include hormone changes such as pregnancy and menopause. Excessive use of hairdryers hair dyes, straighteners and perms can also cause hair loss.
These are just some of the main causes of hair loss. If you are concerned about hair loss the best solution is to book an appointment with Dr Scott at YourSkin Clinic for a thorough examination. There are some solutions that can be used to promote hair growth which can be purchased over the counter. Dr Scott also has a solution which is slightly stronger that the chemist brand and needs to be made up at a Compounding pharmacy with a prescription.
The solution is applied morning and night and results will be visible after approximately 3 months. The solution can reduce or slowdown the hair loss and in some cases stimulate partial regrowth. Most of the time the problem of hair loss is treatable. Men's treatment of hair loss can vary to women's treatment.