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Female Hair Loss Treatment – Coping with Lost Locks

By on May 3, 2013

In this special blog post the team at HairConsultant.com brings you a special graphical report on Women’s Hair Loss and the treatment options available. If you are a women struggling with hair loss you can take comfort in the fact that it is most likely much more common than most women believe, and that there ARE treatment options available! HairConsultant.com exists to support and guide you on your search for the safest most effective treatment options and we hope this graphic representation does just that. Just click on the image to the right to see the full sized version, and make sure to leave your feedback here:  Contact Us.

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 Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow:  Coping with Lost Locks

 

A male-oriented study was recently conducted, in hopes of shedding light upon the age ole’ question: “Is it true that men prefer long hair on a woman?” While there were a few male stragglers who weren’t too fussed with lengthy locks, the majority of surveyed men were to quick to answer, “yes.”

 

So we know long hair is in, but do we know why? Psychologists attribute this aesthetic preference based on a number of factors, but the consensus appears to be that most men find long hair synonymous with: femininity, youthfulness and fertility (how very 1950s).

 In a society that places such superficial emphasis upon female aesthetics, the pressures to conform to a certain standard of beauty seems nearly impossible to achieve. Perhaps that can explain the 86.5% of women, worldwide, who annually seek professional treatments to remedy hair loss.

 Though the onset of hair loss may feel like a helpless struggle for many women, there are methods of coping. The following information highlights four common (and often ineffective) approaches to female hair loss, along with an innovative, restoration technique that has emerged as one of the most successful methods to date.

 

1.) Acceptance/Coping

 Every year, 21 million U.S. women experience some form of hair loss, which often proves detrimental to a woman’s self image and emotional well being.

 According to a recent Psychological Effects of Hair Loss study, “women are more likely than men to suffer psychologically-painful effects due to hair loss.”

 There are several factors that are attributed to hair loss in women: heredity, stress, hormonal changes, poor nutrition, illness and certain medications are typically the most common.

 There are numerous coping strategies for hair loss sufferers. Support groups, community chapters, online forums and counseling may serve as a reassuring outlet for women who are seeking support.

 

2.) Alternative Treatments

 An estimated $176 million is annually spent on hair loss treatments in the U.S., and 3.2% of American women purchase herbal supplements to offset hair loss.

 The downside of this approach? According to a special report conducted by the NY Times, “there are no specific vitamins that grow hair.”

 Currently, there are three, non-surgical hair loss products approved by the FDA. However, there is one major downside to these alternatives: the nasty sides effects. 7% of patients reportedly suffered a negative reaction when receiving one or more of these treatments.

 

3.) Camouflage

 Within the U.S., 19% of women wear hats and/or headscarves to conceal hair loss, and an estimated 75% of all faux-hair products are sold to women. Because of this, it comes as no surprise that the wig industry is a persistently-successful niche; one that is currently worth over $900 million.

 Wigs, hairpieces, hair systems and extensions are the most common hair cover-ups, but a staggering 95% of hair extension users will suffer premature hair loss!

 Why is this? Dr. Orly Avitzu of Consumer Reports rationalizes, “Extensions add excess weight, pulling on the hair, which can lead to damage of the hair follicles.”

 

4.) Hair Transplantation

 In 2012, the surgical hair restoration industry accounted for a global revenue of $1.87 billion, and 54.9% of women who undergo hair transplants are between 30-49 years of age.

 While hair restoration procedures are up 156% since 2004, there are some rather frightening risks associated with this method. Scarring, postoperative infection, excessive bleeding, delayed healing and damaged hair follicles are all serious side effects of post-transplant procedures.

 According to the Hair Transplant Network, these side effects generally occur because “the number one cause of a failed hair transplant is the proper care and handling of the follicular unit grafts during surgery, either during the graft dissecting process, placement process, or holding / storing process.”

 

5.) Laser Hair Therapy

 Now for the good news.

 An effective women’s hair loss treatment option has emerged in recent years, and is quickly gaining attention with its estimated 94.4% success rate!

 Low-Level Laser Hair Therapy (“LLLHT”) has been certified by Canada’s ‘National Public Health’ for the following therapeutic successes: hair strengthening, hair loss prevention and hair regrowth!

 Studies have shown that Laser Hair Therapy produces an average increase of hair growth at 19.8 hairs per centimeters squared.

Additionally, a recent Netherlands ISHRS Research Convention concluded, “100% of the [laser hair therapy] subjects saw an increase in hair growth, 97% increased hair count equal to or greater than 20%, 77% of the subjects increase of greater than or equal to 51%.”

While there are many ineffective products that fail to deliver successful results, Laser Hair Therapy is being hailed as a life-changing female hair loss treatment.  If you or someone you know is interested in Laser Hair Therapy, visit HairConsultant.com to learn more about LHT’s safe and alternative, hair loss solution (and don’t forget to check out their informative “Hair Loss” infographic, which has provided the information highlighted in this blog!)

 

sources:

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WomensHealth/reasons-losing-hair/story?id=13320129

http://www.statisticbrain.com/hair-loss-statistics/

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5498695_men-love-long-hair.html

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/consumer&id=8982982

http://www.ishrs.org/articles/hair-loss-effects.htm

http://www.hlcconline.com/laser-hair-treatment.html

http://hairlossconsult.com/why-me-the-psychology-of-hair-loss/

http://www.belgraviacentre.com/blog/hair-loss-facts-figures-and-statistics/

http://www.americanhairloss.org/women_hair_loss/introduction.asp

http://www.wigsonlinestore.com/article/wig-statistics:-how-many-american-women-wear-wigs

http://www.wigindustry.com/articles/090309.htm

http://www.aad.org/stories-and-news/news-releases/new-generation-of-laser-and-light-therapies-could-provide-future-treatment-options-for-skin-hair-and-nail-conditions

 

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