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How Women and Men Experience Hair Loss Differently

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When you hear the words hair loss, you likely envision an older man that is balding. Yet, scalp hair loss is a condition that impacts both genders. According to the Hair Society, 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss. While it’s common to lose anywhere from 50 to 150 hair strands per day, many experience much higher hair loss and hair shedding.

Keep reading to learn about hair loss and how the condition impacts both women and men.

What Causes Hair Loss?

There isn’t a single reason or cause for hair loss. In most cases, it’s a combination of contributing issues that lead to excessive hair loss. Some of the most common causes of hair loss include:

  • High stress
  • Severe illness
  • Pregnancy
  • Genetics
  • Certain medications
  • Improper diet, especially a lack of protein
  • Excessive hair styling product use

Another factor that plays a role in hair loss is aging. As we age through adulthood, we produce more dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a hormone that shortens the lifespan of hair follicles. Higher DHT levels in the body can lead to scalp hair thinning and excessive hair loss.

The Emotional Toll

Hair loss is more than a physical condition. In fact, it can have a serious emotional toll on both women and men. Women experiencing hair loss are more likely to have low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. This is because, for women, hair is often associated with beauty and femininity. When a woman loses her hair, she may feel less attractive and become severely bothered by her appearance.

On the other hand, it’s much more socially acceptable for men to experience hair loss, including to be totally bald—but this doesn’t mean that the condition doesn’t have an emotional toll. Hair is often seen as strength, masculinity, and youth. So, when a man begins to experience hair loss or balding, he too can feel less attractive and become bothered by his appearance.

Treating Hair Loss

There are numerous treatments that can be used by women and men to treat hair loss and promote hair regeneration. The most common treatment is minoxidil, which have formulations for women and men, and is a topical treatment that increases blood flow to the scalp. Men experiencing hair loss have the option of taking oral finasteride (Propecia®), but there are reports of adverse sexual side effects.

Another effective treatment option for hair loss is bio-cellular hair restoration. PRP injections for hair loss represent a regenerative medicine treatment approach for hair loss and early balding that focuses on skin, hair follicle, and scalp tissue regeneration to encourage scalp blood flow, improvement in hair follicle health, reversal of the effects of any underlying degenerative condition, and promotion of hair thickening, density, and vitality.

Bio-cellular hair restoration treatment for hair loss is a natural treatment option that uses autologous (self-derived) platelet-rich plasma obtained from the patient’s own blood, plus ACell® (off-label use of FDA-cleared porcine-derived extracellular matrix), plus scalp micro-needling in order to regenerate and improve the function of scalp hair follicles. PRP hair restoration is able to influence the cycling of hair follicles, regenerate scalp vasculature, and reverse the process of hair thinning and hair loss.

The procedure is effective for both women and men. There is minimal if any downtime. The procedure is performed while awake using only local anesthesia.

Choose Hogue Clinics for Hair Loss Treatment

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Hair loss can be an embarrassing condition that leaves you feeling unhappy and unsure about yourself. If you’re tired of using over-the-counter products or prescription medications with concerning side effects that aren’t giving you the results you want, then now is the time to consider bio-cellular treatment for hair loss.

At Hogue Clinics, we understand the emotional toll that hair thinning and hair loss can have. Our bio-cellular hair restoration procedure is designed to promote hair growth and scalp tissue regeneration, while also reversing the process of hair loss.

Call our office today at 866-219-4699 or 763-447-2500 to schedule a FREE Consultation with our cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Roger Hogue, to learn more about available bio-cellular hair restoration treatment options.

Source:

  1. https://thehairsociety.org/hair-loss-statistics-the-facts/

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