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What You Need to Know About Female Hair Loss

2020 has been a big year for getting the word out about female hair loss. From U.S. congresswomen to celebrities, we’ve heard from a number of well-known women about their experience with hair loss. “Because our society has not been willing to have this conversation out in the open, it truly is news when women openly talk about their experience with hair loss,” says female hair loss specialist and Medical Director of Medi Tresse Dr. Mary Wendel.

Since opening in 2015, the staff at Medi Tresse has treated thousands of women experiencing hair loss, and Dr. Wendel says this lack of awareness has a profound effect. “Many of our patients felt like they had to suffer in silence,” she says. “They felt helpless about their situation as they thought their issue was unique to them, which caused a delay in them getting proper treatment. Personally, as a woman who has experienced hair loss, I know how emotional that experience can be, and it is important to know that you are not alone.”

If you’re experiencing hair loss, you should schedule an appointment with a female hair loss specialist as soon as possible. The causes of female hair loss can vary greatly and it is important to meet with a specialist that can diagnose the correct cause and guide you through your treatment options, while also providing you with the emotional support you need. From Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), there are great treatment options for women experiencing hair loss, but not all treatments are right for all types of hair loss. Your female hair loss specialist should be able to customize a treatment plan specific to your needs.

3 Tips for Hair Health

Manage Your Weight Safely. Avoid the appeal of a “quick fix” crash diet. Any rapid weight loss diet runs the risk of causing hair loss.

Get Your Vitamins. Iron deficiencies can lead to hair loss, especially during childbearing years.

Choose Oral Contraceptives Wisely. Some birth control pills can contribute to hair loss.

Dr. Mary Wendel founded Medi Tresse in 2015 and has more than 10 years of experience treating female hair loss. With locations in Wellesley and Worcester, Medi Tresse specializes in non-surgical treatments for hair loss. Video consultations are now available online. Call 800-381-4247 or visit meditresse.com for more information.