Understanding the How and Why
Typically the first sign of female genetic hair loss is the widening of the hair part on the top of the head, also known as the “Christmas tree effect.” For women this usually occurs on the top of the scalp, temples, and sides. This is usually the first sign of genetic hair loss in women.
WHY? In both men and women, genetic hair loss happens when the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) attacks the hair follicles. (We don’t know why either…) DHT is a hormone that can block (or choke out) the blood flow to the hair follicles. This causes the hair shafts (or strands) to miniaturize and the follicles to dry up which can eventually cause the follicle to stop growing permanently. DHT also causes inflammation in the scalp which can lead to tenderness and itchiness.
Women tend to believe or assume their hair loss is a result of a health issue such as thyroid, stress, or pregnancy. These can often be factors that attribute to genetic hair loss (androgenetic alopecia).
Over the last few decades, most women thought their only solution was to buy a wig. However we now have MULTIPLE options for females! These can range from concealing and camouflaging products that will make the scalp less noticeable and add volume when brushing through the hair shafts to custom, human-hair pieces that will recreate any hair style prior to hair loss and blend with the clients existing natural hair.
The most recent, FDA cleared treatment is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), or Laser Light Therapy. This is HUGE for women since in the past they really only had one option. It’s IDEAL for women in the early stages who want to stop the progression of hair loss and thicken and plump up their current strands. Laser is 100% safe with zero negative side effects and is PROVEN TO STOP GENETIC HAIR LOSS in men and women!
TMHair by Tom Magliaro provides customized hair care programs to offer women a chance to take control of their hair loss with the latest cutting-edge treatments. We recommend coming into the office for a free consultation that includes a scalp analysis so we can determine if you are a good candidate for the laser therapy. Not everyone is — and we don’t want to waste anyone’s time or money – so we highly recommend meeting with a specialist to help you get started in the right direction.