For the most part women are unaware that they are losing hair every day. If hair is healthy and heredity is on their side then the hairs that fall off will usually be replaced by new hair and hair loss will not be noticeable. Many women experience hair breakage that should be distinguished from hair loss. If it is hair breakage the hair thinning may be temporary and may grow back. It is important to note that temporary hair loss may be due to number of reasons. should it persist, and appear to be permanent, it is important to consult a hair restoration specialist.
The first warning signs of hair loss or baldness appear when extreme amounts of hair fall out when hair is brushed or under the shower. A more advanced sign of creeping hair loss is definite thinning in the mid scalp or frontal hair line. Androgenic Alopecia is a form of female pattern hair loss that is common among women with family history of hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss in women is genetic female pattern hair loss. Genetic hair loss is inherited from either side of the family and begins to develop after puberty.
In order to make an accurate assessment of the causes of hair loss in women, extensive lab work should be done and completed. These tests are ordered by Dr. Meshkin before committing to any treatment plan. Female patients should be evaluated and satisfied that all the relevant questions have been addressed regarding any procedures, likely outcomes and the cost for each treatment. Both patient and Dr. Meshkin should be confident that all other causes of hair loss is ruled out before committing to a hair transplantation. A comprehensive treatment option is usually considered when treating female pattern hair loss. Women who are not good candidates for hair transplantation may consider a series of oral vitamins, Minoxidil solution, PRP and ACell to treat their hair loss. However before deciding on any hair loss treatment, consultation with a hair loss specialist should be considered to plan out the best treatment options.
Dr Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. Dr. Meshkin is also selected as one of 100 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 100 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf, for 2015 and 2016. To find out more about your hair loss and be evaluated for consultation and treatment visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations and advise that is customized to your needs and concerns.
If you are suffering from hair loss or have questions about your hair thinning, you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 for an evaluation.