The advertisements between shows, the media, and everything else make a big deal about male pattern baldness. However, female hair loss is a serious issue for millions of women across the United States alone. Not only does female hair loss exist, it occurs for several different reasons.

At Hair Surgery Seattle, Dr. Cole provides patients with ways to counter hair loss. He understands that thinning hair can significantly impact your quality of life, regardless of your gender. At his state-of-the-art facility in Seattle, he provides hair treatment and hair restoration to his patients.

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Female Hair Loss Causes

For many women, hair loss can occur at any age. The causes can vary, so it is essential to visit a hair doctor who can help you with a diagnosis. Understanding what is causing your hair loss is the first step in treating in.

Some hair loss causes might result in only temporary thinning, while others are more permanent. For temporary loss, lifestyle changes or various treatments are often enough to restore a full head of hair.

For more permanent hair loss, we provide hair restoration with NeoGraft. Using a follicular unit extraction method, the NeoGraft hair restoration system delivers natural-looking results and quicker recovery times.

Causes of female hair loss include:

  • Hereditary factors
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy or childbirth
  • Hormonal changes
  • Environmental factors
  • Medication or diet

Pattern hair loss is actually less common in women than men. Instead, female hair loss can prove more challenging to diagnose, especially on your own. That is why you need the help of a professional like Dr. Cole. With his experience, he will be able to determine the cause of your hair loss and how best to address it.

Female Hair Loss Treatment Seattle

Whatever your cause of female hair loss may be, Dr. Cole is prepared to help. When you schedule a consultation, you will meet with Dr. Cole personally to begin your hair restoration treatment. Depending on the cause of your hair loss, Dr. Cole will develop a personalized plan to tackle your needs.

Once you have a diagnosis from a hair specialist, you can take the next steps toward restoring your hair. For many causes, you will not even need surgery to restore your hair. Simply changes in lifestyle factors may be enough. However, for many patients, the best way to restore your hair and confidence is through hair transplant surgery.

NeoGraft Hair Restoration System

Using FUE methods, the revolutionary NeoGraft system provides patients with a comfortable and effective means of restoring lost hair. Unlike traditional “strip” methods that result in line scarring, NeoGraft harvests follicles individually. Each healthy follicle is then transplanted to the target area.

Once transplanted, the follicle will eventually begin growing hair again. The results show an immediate change. However, it takes about a year for most patients to reach their full results. Once the follicles begin growing hair, you will have a thick set of hair for years to come.

As your results improve, you will feel a growing confidence in your appearance. NeoGraft delivers results that are entirely natural-looking, avoiding the “plugged” look of older methods. The hair you grow looks like your own, because it is!

What Does Female Hair Loss Look Like?

Female hair loss can occur in several different patterns. The type of hair loss you experience is tied to the causes of your thinning.
Types 1-4 usually are treatable with hair restoration surgery.

  • Type1 Separate areas of alopecia with generalized thinning. Mostly in the frontal and crown vertex area.
  • Type2 Thinning across the head. No discrete areas of alopecia.
  • Type3 Hair thinning on the frontal area, similar to male pattern hair loss.
  • Type4 Scarring alopecia.
  • Type5 Thinning in various areas, typically caused by medication or hormone changes.