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Menopause and Hair Loss

Of all the many side effects of menopause, hair loss and thinning is something particularly hard to deal with.

During menopause, estrogen, the hormone most responsible for promoting hair growth, decreases and while estrogen (and progesterone) levels drop, testosterone levels increase disproportionately. 

menopause hair thinningThis hormonal imbalance can begin to cause your normal natural hair to thin – for the follicles to miniaturize. 

Several good strategies can help here.

The truth is it’s important to keep stress managed to help preserve hormonal balance. After lowering your stressful lifestyle, look at your diet. Reduce your intake of saturated fats and increase your intake of whole grains and fruits and vegetables. 

Vitamin B6 and folic acid may also help stimulate hair growth so adding that to your health plan would be wise should you find yourself in the midst of menopause and suffering from hair loss and thinning. 

Finally, exercise helps contribute to good hormonal balance, so be sure to walk daily and maintain a steady fitness regiment.

If you can, try to stay away from hair care products that contain chemicals and dyes as well as avoiding very heat-heavy treatments as they can compromise hair and scalp health. This won’t stop hair from falling out or thinning as a result of menopause but it will help maintain and keep healthy the hair you do have. Be sure that medicine your doctor has prescribed for menopause is not contributing to your hair loss and thinning. 

If something you are taking is contributing to hair thinning, see if there is are alternatives. Hair loss and thinning occurring during menopause can have a very significant impact on a woman’s mental health and wellbeing. 

To put is plainly: female hair loss and thinning is deeply embarrassing for most women. Add that to the fact that it is much less socially acceptable for women to suffer hair loss and thinning than it is for men and the combination is quite severe. And while the above will help, the only real true way to regain the lost hair is with an artfully and medically appropriate hair transplant. 

Hair transplants provides a very solid and reliable solution for women who are suffering from hair loss and thinning due to menopause. This is because transplanted hair follicles will behave as they did in their original site. 

Even in the most advanced cases of hair loss, hair follicles moved from appropriate areas on a patient’s scalp will take root and grow!

Hair transplantation works best for women who are suffering from hair loss and thinning due to menopause – the gold standard of transplants, FUE surgery, Dr. Amir Yazdan has performed crucially for over a decade. Reach out for a virtual evaluation.

Are you a candidate for hair transplant surgery?

Hair loss effects over 80% of men over their lifetime and over 50% of women over their lifetime. This common ailment used to have no recourse of solution.
But, thanks to modern advancements in medicine and science, hair transplants are helping men and women all around the world regain their hair.
This life-changing procedure involves extracting grafts from a ‘donor’ area (such as the back of the scalp) and transplanting the grafts into the ‘recipient’ area (aka area of hair loss).
While this procedure has helped so many not only get their hair back, but their confidence and youthfulness as well, unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for hair transplantation.
So, how do you know if you’re a candidate for hair transplant surgery or not?
Many factors play a role in determining your candidacy for hair transplantation. Below, are a few of the most prevalent reasons individuals are not ideal candidates for hair transplantation.

  • Gender – while this factor isn’t exclusive (we’ve done many successful female hair transplants), in general, most women are not ideal hair transplant candidates. This is due to the type of hair loss that most women experience. Most women experience diffuse thinning hair loss. While hair transplants can still be successful on patients with diffuse thinning hair loss, it can be more difficult on women due to the length and coverage of the hair.
  • Early stages of hair loss – if you are in the very early stages of hair loss, it may not be best for you to get a hair transplant just yet. Hair transplants don’t treat hair loss. That means you’re your hair loss will continue as you age. You will most likely need another hair transplant to make up for new hair loss. There are many ways to medically manage hair loss and even reverse it in the early stages. Right now, you may be a better candidate for laser therapy or PRP. You can save hair transplantation for later on down the road.
  • A weak donor area – hair transplants require a healthy, full donor area to extract grafts from. If your donor area is weak, this may cause you to not be a good candidate for surgery. The good news is, there are other donor areas besides the back of the scalp that grafts can be extracted from. We have conducted many successful body hair transplants for those with a weak scalp donor area.

Please keep in mind that to determine your actual candidacy for hair transplantation, you should meet with a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon. If you are not a candidate for surgery at this time, but are experiencing hair loss, make sure to schedule a medical management consultation so you can maintain your hair and ward off hair loss as long as possible.