Scalp Micropigmentation for Women
Losing hair can be extremely devastating for females due to how much their hair is such a major part of their feminine identity and beauty as a woman. The most significant cause of hair loss in women is female-pattern hair loss (FPHL), which affects about one-third of susceptible women.
Types of Female Hair Loss
Anagen Effluvium: This is caused by medications that poison growing hair follicles (like chemotherapy).
Telogen Effluvium: This is caused by an increased number of hair follicles reaching the telogen phase, which is the stage where hair falls out.
Androgenetic Alopecia or Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL): This type is the most common. Hair thins over the top of the head and on the sides.
Women’s Hair Loss Causes
Your style of hair can cause hair loss when it is arranged in ways that pull too tightly on your roots, like tight ponytails, braids, or corn rows. This type of hair loss is called traction alopecia. If hair follicles have too much of this stress, they can be badly damaged and the loss can be permanent.
This can be caused from bacteria trapped in your pores and hair follicles which is known as Folliculitis. Fungal infections such as Ringworm. Chronic conditions such as Scalp Psoriasis, an inflammatory skin disease characterized by an increased rate of skin cell turnover that causes thick scales on the scalp. Seborrhoeic Dermatitis more commonly known as Dandruff. Eczema which causes increased shedding of normal scalp skin cells and Lichen Planus which causes bald scarring patches.
Iron deficiency and anemia are the most prevalent nutritional deficiencies in the world, especially among women. It’s estimated that 30 percent or more of the world’s population is anemic from low iron levels which can cause fatigue, hair loss, weakness, dizziness, and headaches. Some other common vitamin deficiencies in women are:
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
Eating a vitamin and nutrient rich diet as well as taking high quality supplements can completely change this.
When you feel extremely stressed due to sickness, traumatic events, or just everyday life, your body can push more hairs into the telogen phase of the hair growth cycle for a longer period of time. When the hairs re-enter the growth phase, they typically fall out which causes rapid hair loss.
Levels of estrogen can vary for many reasons. Any condition that affects or damages the ovaries can cause a decrease in estrogen levels in the body.
The most significant risk factor for having low estrogen is age. As women approach menopause, it is normal for estrogen levels to drop.
Estrogen levels can also decline for other reasons including:
- Premature ovarian failure
- Congenital conditions
- Thyroid disorders
- Excessive exercise
- Being severely underweight
- Low functioning pituitary gland
This can cause issues such as irregular periods, hot flashes, and depression.
Sudden weight loss or decreased protein intake can also put your hair growth into the telogen phase which will cause more thinning and shedding of hair.
Restrictive diets that restrict calories too severely can cause hair loss. Adding a variety of healthy proteins to your diet to improve production of amino acids can help reverse this.
This occurs when there is an abuse or incorrect use of bleach, hair relaxers, perming and heat styling tools.
You’ll know your hair has had enough stress from this when it looks very frizzy and also may have white tips on the ends of the hair shaft.
Toxic substances including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and some medications. These can cause sudden hair loss that can occur anywhere on your body. It typically happens to hair in the growth stage. Sometimes this type of hair loss can be permanent if your hair follicles get badly damaged.
Extreme physical stress or shock to your body. This causes temporary hair loss. This can include events like losing a lot of weight, surgery, anemia, illness and having a baby.
Extreme emotional stress such as mental illness or very traumatic events.
An abnormal thyroid.
Medications and supplements such as blood pressure medicines, gout medicines and high doses of Vitamin A.
Hormone changes caused by pregnancy, menopause or birth control pills.
Genes: Your family’s genes can cause thinning of hair along the top of your head in various stages.
Aging: Hormone changes and decreases as you age can cause pattern hair loss.
Menopause: This type of hair loss often gets worse when estrogen is lost during menopause.
a good option for women?
It has quickly become the #1 hair loss solution for many thousands of women who have chosen scalp micropigmentation.
The main reason being it is instant and natural and creates the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.
Pigment impressions are layered over the scalp with the same 3 session layering technique, this slowly eliminates the bare skin that can show through the thinning hair and creates the look of a naturally dense scalp, making the overall appearance of the hair, thicker and fuller and even giving the natural illusion of more volume.
If you’re a female suffering from hair loss due to any of the above issues, have hope in knowing that many thousands of women have ended these issues with the life changing process of scalp micropigmentation, and so can you!
View the undetectable natural results on some of my female clients and find some more in the main gallery.