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What You Need to Know About Female Hair Loss

For many women, a thinning hairline can be distressing and result in a negative self-image. Now, an advanced new therapy called Optimal Platelet Concentration Therapy is helping to change that.

Did You Know?

  • 50 percent of women will experience some degree of hair loss in their lifetime
  • Women make up 40 percent of hair loss population in the U.S.
  • Once the scalp is visible, 50 percent of density is lost

Optimal Platelet Concentration Therapy helps repair hair follicles and the blood vessels around them to increase key nutrients needed for healthy hair. It’s the most advanced treatment available for female hair loss and is now offered at Medi Tresse. During the treatment, the staff runs a test of the patient’s blood to determine their baseline platelet count. This baseline count allows the staff to generate a final solution specific to that patient with an optimal platelet concentration known to stimulate blood vessel and hair restoration when injected into the scalp.

Optimal Platelet Concentration can be effective for the treatment of Androgenic Alopecia (female pattern hair loss) and traction alopecia. In some cases, there have been positive results in also treating Alopecia Areata and Scarring Alopecia.

3 Things to Do Before Starting Hair Loss Treatments

1. Get a diagnosis for the cause of your hair loss. There are many causes of female hair loss and not all treatments are appropriate for each type.

2. Meet with a female hair loss specialist.  Female hair loss can be very complex, so be sure to meet with a specialist to determine the best treatment plan for your specific hair loss.

3. Stick with the plan. While we all want immediate results, it can sometimes take six to 12 months to see the full benefit.

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 utilizes non-surgical treatments for hair loss.