Women’s Hair Loss – Androgenetic Alopecia in Women
Androgenetic alopecia in women is defined as thinning of hair in the front and top areas of the scalp. This type of thinning does not lead to complete loss of hair.
What causes androgenetic alopecia in women?
Androgenetic Alopecia is caused by an imbalance in female sex hormones or can be triggered when a woman has a genetic predisposition. An imbalance in the sex hormones leads to higher levels of Testosterone.
Testosterone turns into Dehydrotestoterone also known as DHT. DHT is responsible for the genetic hair loss in women because it chokes the hair follicle, and slows down the hair growth cycle. DHT turns healthy hair into fine, thin hair. Eventually the hair follicles die, and hair will not grow if there are no hair follicles.
There are signs that let a woman know if she has an over production of Testosterone. They include excessive facial hair and an increase in oiliness of the skin.
Treatments for androgenetic alopecia in women:
- Treatments available for women include topical treatments such as 2% Rogaine.
- Products made with Saw Palmetto. Saw Palmetto is an herb that inhibits DHT, and taking female hormones. Go to http://crownworthy.com/hairmaxlasercomb & find out more about the products we offer for androgentic alopecia.
- Low Level Laser Light Therapy. Go to http://crownworthy.com/laser-therapy to find out more about LLLLT.