If you think hair loss is a condition which only affects men when they hit their 50s, think again, as more than a third of 25 to 35-year-old females suffer from the devastating condition.
There are a number of reasons why premature hair loss is now increasingly common in women, including crash dieting, low iron levels, hormone changes post-pregnancy and certain medications.
Genes also play a part, with the likelihood of bald patches increasing if a woman’s mother also has thin hair and for many, it can have a profound effect.
Leading psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos said: “In our culture, hair is bound up in notions of womanhood and sexual attractiveness. Plus, we live in such an appearance-driven society that our looks often become one of the largest factors contributing to our self-esteem”
We all naturally lose between 50 to 100 strands of hair a day, but how can you know when you are losing too much?
The simplest way to judge excess shedding is if you see more hairs than usual falling on a daily basis – over a period of at least a month. Often a change of diet can restore hair back to its former glory, but don’t despair, if eating well still doesn’t help, there are a number of cutting edge treatments available at The Hospital Group.
The Hospital Group carry out more hair transplant procedures than anyone else in the UK, using the very latest Follicular Unit Techniques and non-surgical therapies.
Leading hair transplant surgeon, Dr Peter Williams from The Hospital Group said: “For both women and men the loss of hair can be a very emotional experience but The Hospital Group can provide expert advice with experienced hair transplant surgeons.
“Hair transplants are becoming increasingly popular and the techniques used have advanced substantially. At The Hospital Group only state-of-the-art techniques are used to achieve the best possible results and men and women are now keen to benefit from the amazing results of hair restoration that are on offer.”
Providing expert advice and assistance, The Hospital Group carries out more hair transplantations than any other clinic in the UK, recognising that hair restoration is an art just as much as a surgical procedure.