We know that when a woman notices her hair is thinning, it can be deeply distressing. At Honu Women’s Health, we want to improve your well-being and quality of life which is why we provide thinning hair solutions. Menopause is a top culprit for causing hair thinning, as well as other hormonal imbalances. You could also be experiencing thinning hair due to stress (either physical or emotional), medications or medical conditions. Even though it is normal for most women to experience hair thinning as they age, it is still important to talk to your physician about this issue. Patients at Honu Women’s Health have the expertise of a board-certified OB/GYN physician on their side, as well as the ability to receive therapies in our office for hair thinning.
When to be Concerned About Thinning Hair
Generally, people shed from 50 to 100 single hairs per day. These hairs are replaced by new hair growth, so even though you find hairs in your hairbrush, you would not notice thinning hair. If you are losing more than 100 single hairs per day or feel that your hair is significantly thinner than it normally would be, you should consult your primary care physician. A thorough examination from your doctor will help to reveal the underlying reason behind your hair loss, which will help determine the best way to reverse it. Hair thinning is a completely normal part of aging—it is estimated that more than 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss.
Thinning Hair Solutions
Many patients of Honu Women’s Health have found success in receiving Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss. PRP for hair loss uses your own blood’s plasma to stimulate collagen production in the scalp and prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. Essentially, the growth factors from your blood’s plasma act as a messenger to signal skin cells to function. PRP not only triggers new hair growth, but it also maintains the growth by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.
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Relationship Between Hair Loss and Menopause
As a practice that cares for total body health, from the inside to the outside, we can help our patients deal with the uncomfortable side effects of menopause, including thinning hair. We believe menopause is not a disease, sickness or ailment; it is a natural progression of life. While it may bring on symptoms that can lead to varying levels of discomfort, Honu Women’s Health offers a variety of menopause treatments that can be customized to meet your own unique needs. Many women may benefit from menopausal hormone therapy, which can be a thinning hair solution. This kind of therapy works by replacing the hormones that have been lost due to menopause, thereby reducing the severity of side effects.
What to Expect From Hair Restoration Treatments
New hair growth does not happen overnight—but with a customized treatment plan that may include hormone therapy, PRP or other directives from your physician, triggering new hair growth is possible. Patients receiving PRP treatments will first experience less hair shedding, followed by hair regrowth. Patients who receive PRP every three to six months should continue to see hair regrowth and a halt to hair loss as growth cells and stem cells are being replenished.
Our goal with any treatment plan at Honu Women’s Health is to enhance your natural beauty and optimize your inner health. We understand how upsetting it can be to experience hair thinning, which is why we are proud to offer innovative hair thinning solutions to our patients.