At Sacramento Hair Doctor, we understand that excessive hair loss can be a life-altering condition that causes many women to feel unattractive and older. Hair thinning and hair loss hair loss can make a woman feel sad, lose confidence, feel self-conscious, and even develop feelings of depression.
Having visible hair thinning and hair loss is more common than most women realize. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, forty percent of women experience some degree of hair loss by the time they are age forty. In the U.S. alone, approximately thirty million women are affected by this condition. In our clinic, twenty percent of surgeries are performed on women. Women spend large amounts of money on hairpieces, hair systems, and wigs to hide their hair loss. They use colored sprays and sprinkle fibers to camouflage the color of their scalp.
What is important is that in many cases, this condition is treatable…and our innovative methods have proven to be highly successful.
We can’t wait to show you the results!
Dr. Prasad has a keen interest in helping women with hair loss look and feel good about themselves. She has undergone extensive training and has considerable experience helping women deal with this very important issue.
Why does the hair loss occur?
There are many reasons why hair loss (alopecia) can occur in women. These include: forms of scarring alopecias where the body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles, nutritional deficiencies such as low iron, and hormonal diseases such as thyroid problems or polycystic ovarian disease. Women can also lose hair because of prolonged braiding and pulling, known as traction alopecia.
Women can also experience so called “male pattern baldness” because of heightened sensitivity to the DHT in the hair follicles, causing miniaturization and subsequent falling out of hair on top of the scalp.
Various factors that may cause hair loss in women include: