Female Hair Loss

Hair loss is still something that's commonly associated with men, it is an issue that also a significant number of women. About 40% of women dealing with some form of hair loss over the course of their lives.


Female pattern of hair loss is most often diffuse and commonly hereditary (androgenetic alopecia), but it can also be caused by underlying medical conditions or other factors. Therefore, a thorough evaluation is particularly important in order to identify and treat any reversible conditions.


The classificaiton scheme for female hair loss is based on the Ludwig scale as mild, moderate or severe.

What treatments are effective in female hair loss?

Propecia is not FDA-approved in females experiencing hair loss. The commonly used dose has been found to be ineffective. More concerning, the medication has been shown to be teratogenic with potential for causing birth defects in pre-menopausal women who become pregnant.

Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved medication for treating hair loss. The medication is over the counter and can be used in two different concentrations. Despite this, it is important to speak with a hair loss specialists before beginning any new medications

Vitamin and Supplements can help create the right enviornment for thicker and fuller hair growth. Important supplements include biotin, iron, vitamin B12, and zinc. Increasingly, saw palmetto is being included in natural treatments for female hair loss. It counteracts the effects of DHT (a byproduct of testoserone) which is linked to androgenic alopecia

PRP for female hair loss has become the most talked about therapy in hair restoration. PRP is plasma is drawn from your own blood, separated out and re-injected into your scalp. The natural concentrant contains growth factors capable of repairing damaged hair follicles and promoting growth. Over time, you'll notice that your own natural hair is growing back fuller and better than ever. An analysis in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, cited seven recent studies that demonstrated positive results in using PRP for hair loss consistent with our own experience for the right candidates.

FUE: Hair transplantation for females is best suited for those with localized hair loss or even temporal recession. Unfortunately, women with diffuse thinning are not often suitable candidates for hair transplant surgery because of unstable donor hair follicles. In some cases, shock hair loss can be precipitated by the surgery itself.

If you are a woman who is experiencing hair loss, speaking with a qualified hair restoration specialist is the first step to getting your hair back. Our board-certifiied phycisians can help you determine the cause of your hair loss and recommend the most effective ways to cope with it or treat it. To schedule an appointment, visit us at www.princetonhairrestoration.com