female hair loss causes and solutions


Did you know that only 45% of women have a full head of hair at 80 years of age? Women will experience ‘waves’ of hair loss during their lives which can be attributed to events such as pregnancy, menopause or stressful times. Hair growth usually resumes to normal once the event is over. However, for patients suffering from alopecia, PRP Therapy, is a revolutionary treatment that helps women regenerate a full head of hair. In this article, we explain common causes for female hair loss and PRP therapy treatment that stimulates new hair growth.

If you have noticed a thinning of your hair and want to take preventative action, the highly experienced team at Gro can help. The most important first step is to get a correct diagnosis for your hair loss. There are many reasons that can trigger loss of hair and only a correct diagnosis will put you on the right path to an effective treatment.  

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Causes of Female Hair Loss

For temporary triggers of hair loss in women, the good news is that it is usually treatable and even reversible. Throughout life, thinning hair for women can be triggered by certain events, however it can also occur due to genetics and ageing.

For both men and women, losing your hair can have a profound impact on confidence and self esteem, particularly for women with modern society expectations. Thinning hair can be extremely stressful which can further impact hair loss. Hormone fluctuations is one of the most common causes for hair loss in women, and the top six causes are as follows:

  1. Hormonal imbalances can trigger temporary and even permanent loss of hair. Thyroid hormone imbalances and changes in estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy and menopause can cause hair loss and in women.
  2. Stress causes a range of health problems, but often one of the first symptoms of stress is hair loss. Unfortunately, losing your hair can often be a cause of stress and can make the problem worse.
  3. Genetics is the most common reason for hair loss and baldness. For about 90% of men and women who experience hair loss, the cause is related to changing hormone levels, a trait that is inherited from your parents. This is the leading cause of long term thinning of the hair.
  4. Crash dieting or a poor diet where the body is lacking essential nutrients supporting optimal hair growth may result in loss of hair. A diet lacking sufficient protein, the main component of hair, can inhibit follicle growth. When there is extreme dietary imbalance or weight loss, anorexia or Bulimia, this can cause hormonal damage.
  5. Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen and increases the level of carbon monoxide in the blood supply to the scalp, causing damage to the hair follicle. Its effects on restricting blood supply are well documented, this in turn accelerates premature aging of the skin and hair loss.
  6. Diseases, autoimmune disorders or infections causing fever, anaemia or damage to the skin (eczema, skin infections, trauma) can also contribute to hair loss. Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder, where the body attacks its own hair follicle.


PRP Therapy for Female Hair Loss

PRP Therapy is used in the medical industry for trauma care and to promote wound healing. It is also used in the hair restoration industry to promote new hair growth. Growth factors are natural body components that stimulate the growth and proliferation of cells that heal and repair.

For a natural solution to thinning hair and to avoid daily medication or lotions, Growth Factor Therapy featuring Factor4 has the following benefits:

  • 100% natural (growth factors isolated from your own blood) with no side effects
  • Treatment is once a month vs daily or twice daily
  • Minimally invasive vs traditional PRP – Factor4 is done by combining fractional skin needling
  • More effective than traditional PRP – when combined with fractional skin needling, all the weak hair follicles are treated. The smaller platelet size of Factor4 allows for it to be absorbed into the scalp more efficiently and avoids invasive subdermal injections.

This effective treatment can be used to both strengthen hair follicles and to rejuvenate dormant hair follicles to trigger the growth of new hair. 


Next Steps

If you think PRP Therapy could be right for you, come in for a consultation where your hair will be assessed by a professional and you will receive tailored information and guidance. Simply click on one of the buttons below to book or ask a question. Alternatively, you can Gro on 1300 787 563