Male | Female Hair Loss

Male | Female Hair Loss

Hair loss can occur in both men and women. According to the American Board of Dermatology, hereditary hair loss affects an estimated 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States. 
Genetic predisposition to hereditary hair loss can be inherited from either the maternal or paternal side. Hair loss can occur in women as early as their 20s, and in men as early as their teens. By age 50, 50% of both men and women show visible signs of hair loss, with men experiencing 50% hair loss.

Male pattern baldness is primarily a hormonally driven, genetically programmed loss of scalp hair.  It results from an over-sensitivity of affected hairs to the hormone dihydrotestosterone DHT.   It can also be caused by:

  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition 
  • Medications

Women can experience hair loss like men. Hair loss in women can result from traction of hair clips, vitamin deficiencies, hair products, metabolic diseases such as thyroid deficiencies and androgen hormone imbalance.

Because of the effect of hormones, hair loss can become more evident after the birth of a child, around menopause or after a total hysterectomy.

The most common types of hair loss in women are:

  • Diffuse hair loss, in which hair is evident all over the scalp. This results in     decreased hair density, coverage and volume of hair throughout.
  • A slight recession of the hairline, typically in the temple region.
  • Loss of density and coverage at the frontal half of the scalp, starting just behind the hairline and extending toward the crown.

When you visit with Dr. Bacon, he will assess the cause of your hair loss and determine if you are a good candidate for hair restoration. Dr. Bacon offers a multi-therapy approach for hair loss.  His approach utilizes a combination of treatments which may include nutritional supplementation, medications, specific hair care products or hair transplantation.  He may recommend one or several therapies to help you maintain and enhance the hair you have as well as restore what you have lost.

We understand how sensitive and emotional dealing with hair loss can be. We have treated many men and women in our center, working with them on a variety of hair loss issues and solutions.  To learn how we can help you achieve thicker, fuller hair, schedule your free consultation today.