According to the NHS, an estimated 8 million women in the UK suffer from hair loss.
Female hair loss can be particularly difficult, as women work so hard to style their hair. There can be quite a social stigma attached to alopecia for women.
Jackie McKillop, Alopecia UK spokesperson and junior nursing sister at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, explains:
“For women, there is a social stigma attached to going bald”
“Hair loss can affect your sensuality and how you perceive yourself. There are usually emotional trials and tribulations when it happens.”
“Some women question whether their partner will still love them, while I’ve known others become socially reclusive and give up enjoyable activities like swimming and going to the gym because they can’t bear using the communal changing rooms for fear of their hair loss being discovered.”
Female hair loss can lead to self-consciousness and a loss of confidence.
Causes of Female Hair Loss
Many women who have to have chemotherapy treatment will find that a side effect is hair loss.
This is not the only cause, female hair loss can also often be linked to hormonal changes such as pregnancy or the menopause, which can cause a decline in oestrogen and progesterone, causing the hair to thin.
PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) can cause an overproduction of testosterone which again can trigger hair loss on the scalp.
Other issues can be an underactive thyroid, or deficiency in certain nutrients such as iron.
It is important to understand any underlying medical causes before trying to treat hair loss in women, so as to understand whether it is a short or long term issue.
5 Non-Surgical Hair Loss Therapies
Registered physician, Dr Barbara Kubicka based in Belgravia, Knightsbridge, works with a number of women who have hair loss and offers a series of treatment options which can be used alone or else combined if that is more appropriate:
- Mesotherapy injections: carefully selected vitamins or solutions are injected directly into the scalp, where they can be most readily absorbed and serve the most immediate benefit in promoting stronger hair and reducing hair loss
- PRP: use of platelet rich plasma, injected back into the scalp where powerful healing agents are released
- Vitamins: a course of carefully chosen vitamins can address deficiencies which might be impeding normal hair growth
- Topical home treatment: Minoxidil is applied to the scalp at home. This treatment works by helping the blood flow to the hair follicles and increasing follicular size and hair shaft diameter, stimulating and prolonging hair growth
- The Triple Synergy Hair System is exclusive to Dr Barbara Kubicka at Clinicbe. This is the ultimate combination therapy comprising PRP, mesotherapy and home use vitamins
Clinicbe® is based in Belgravia, London and treats patients who live and work in West London, including Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Mayfair.
Dr Kubicka offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments, including botox injections, fillers, peels, mesotherapy and Dermaroller; as well as treatment for medical conditions such as Hyperhidrosis, Hyperpigmentation and thread veins.
To book a private consultation with Dr Kubicka, please telephone: 0207 125 0521; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org