Marc Dauer

Los Angeles, California, United States

Some studies say that up to 50% of all women experience some significant amount of hair loss during their lifetimes. There are many different causes a female hair loss. In this blog entry I will focus on genetic female hair loss which is essentially a diagnosis of exclusion made after all other causes of hair loss in the female patient have been ruled out.

Possible treatments for a female patient with genetic hair loss include Spironolactone which is a diuretic with anti-androgen properties which has been shown to decrease the rate of hair loss in the female patient. Propecia, which is a DHT blocker approved for hair loss in male patients, is sometimes prescribed to female patients past menopause as it can be very dangerous in the patient who has the potential to get pregnant. Rogaine is also a treatment option in the topical form for the female patient with hair loss. The 5% Rogaine approved for men seems to be more effective in females but it can cause facial hair growth which is reversible when discontinued. There is also low light laser therapy which is available to treat female hair loss. Finally if the female patient has a high density of hair follicles in the donor zone, the back and sides of the scalp, then they may be a good candidate for a hair transplant procedure. It is imperative that you are examined by a hair transplant surgeon experienced in female hair loss prior to undergoing a hair transplant procedure. For More information Visit

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