Hair Loss in Women – Is There An Easy Solution?
Right from birth, hair is seen as an asset – how many parents keep that first curl? The society we’re in has created a world where hair is as much a part of our identity as our choice of clothes or makeup. Hair says something about us as individuals.
But what if you find your hair doesn’t meet society’s swishy, bouncy, glossy expectations?
Female Hair Loss – The Social Stigma
Hair loss in women is one problem that isn’t talked about enough. It’s shrouded in embarrassment and shame, when in reality it’s something that affects more than 50% of women at some point in their lives.
That’s right – half of the women you know will have likely had an experience of losing hair.
Sadly, there’s still a social stigma surrounding hair loss in women specifically, that prevents open and frank conversations about causes and possible solutions.
But at Elite Aesthetics, we’re breaking that barrier down – because hair loss in women can be life changing and frightening for many.
We’re here to help by giving people a space to share their stories, worries and experiences, as well as provide the latest preventative and restorative solutions.
Why Do Women Lose Their Hair?
Hair loss in women comes in different forms – it can be total hair loss from all over your body, known as alopecia, to a more localised thinning on the head. There are many things that lead to female hair loss, it can be genetic or be triggered by a life event such as;
It’s hardly the surprise of the century that stress is bad for you. Prolonged stress can lead to serious health complications such as heartburn, insomnia, headaches and even heart attacks. But did you know it can also cause hair loss in women too? High anxiety or stress causes the hair follicles to skip their usual growth phases, going straight to the shedding stage. Leading to thinner hair or even bald patches.
Eating too many processed foods or not getting enough vital vitamins and protein can affect your body’s ability to grow and sustain new hair. Studies show that a diet that includes vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin B complex can encourage and enhance strong, healthy hair, countering hair loss in women. Deficiencies through poor diet – or high stress- can lead to hair loss and thinning.
Menopause brings about a decline in oestrogen and progesterone, the hormones responsible for maintaining healthy hair. Throughout ‘the change’ you may notice that your hair becomes thinner and grows more slowly.
Menopause is such an important topic when it comes to hair loss in women that we’ve written a whole blog post on it – you can read it here…
No one mentions hair loss after having a baby, do they? But it’s incredibly common. The cause is hormone-related once again, with many new mothers reporting huge clumps of hair falling out for up to a year after giving birth. The drop in oestrogen and progesterone accounts for most postpartum hair loss, but other issues can play a role too. Things like a change in ferritin (the blood protein that stores iron) can cause ongoing hair loss too.
Excessive Styling and Treatment
Tight hairstyles and chemical treatments cause damage to the hair shaft, expediting the shedding process of the hair. While the new hair is protected by the scalp, there can be periods of time where regrowth is slow and hair appears patchy.
Taking Action – What You Can Do About It
Just because something naturally happens, doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it.
Fortunately, there are different ways that hair loss in women can be managed, each offering a range of non-surgical solutions to inhibit baldness and encourage regrowth.
BHRT – For Hormonal Hair Loss in Women
You’ve probably heard of HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), the process where synthetic hormones are used to replace a woman’s depleting reserves. While HRT has helped many women going through menopause, it’s not without some side effects.
And that’s where BHRT is different.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a natural solution to the decline in oestrogen and progesterone. By using hormones derived from plant oestrogens that are identical in makeup to those that our bodies produce, you can reduce any potential side effects.
At Elite Aesthetics, we recognise the benefits of using a more natural product that can be tailored to your specific needs, rather than a catch-all chemical solution. We have a process where we can ensure that you receive the right Bio-Id HRT levels to leave you feeling like you have complete control over your body.
Viviscal Professional – For Reduced Shedding & Faster Growth
Viviscal Professional Hair Supplement is one of the most cutting-edge yet simple ways to nourish and promote hair growth. This clinically proven solution has undergone extensive research and trials over the past three decades, resulting in a powerful drug-free supplement that has the ability to change lives.
Elite Aesthetics can arrange a postal subscription service where three months’ supply is delivered directly to your door, making the process of regaining your confidence that much easier.
To read more information about Viviscal Professional, including reviews, take a look here.
PRP Hair Treatment
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy or Vampire Hair Restoration is one of our most effective solutions for hair loss in women. Based on a foundation of extensive scientific study, the proven results speak for themselves.
PRP uses platelets extracted from your own blood (hence the term vampire!) to stimulate your hair regrowth. The non-surgical process is minimally invasive and although it sounds uncomfortable, is far less invasive than you’d think.
The regenerating platelet-rich plasma is introduced to the hair follicles using a microneedling device. Our aesthetician applies a local anaesthetic to ensure your comfort. Many of our patients say that the process is relatively pain-free, and the popularity of this treatment speaks for itself.
So if you’re looking for a minimally invasive procedure that can have an incredible impact, click here to learn more…
What’s The Right Treatment For You?
Finding the right hair loss treatment for you is important if you want the best results.
To get started on your journey to regaining confidence and control, just book a consultation with one of our caring and compassionate team members.
At Elite Aesthetics, we have many years of experience in helping women from all walks of life to overcome hair loss, offering a sympathetic and reassuring approach. Our hair treatments provide a variety of non-invasive, non-surgical approaches that give you incredible results in a kind and compassionate environment.
Whatever the reason for your hair loss, it can be a distressing and worrying time. However, you can be assured that we have some incredible solutions that can help.