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Many people are surprised to learn that women also experience hair loss. While it’s true that hair loss is somewhat more common for men, as many as 55% of women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives. If you’re a woman who is beginning to notice thinning hair, the most important thing to do is have your hair loss assessed by a professional at the Hair Restoration Institute as soon as possible so that you can begin treatments like MEP 90 Laser Hair Loss therapy immediately.

Is hair loss different for men and women?

There are some differences in the way hair loss happens for men and women. In men, one of the most common causes of hair loss is male pattern baldness. This is characterized by a receding hairline and a growing bald pattern on the top of the head, toward the back, that can increase without treatment.

For women, the similar cause of female pattern baldness has a different pattern of hair loss. In fact, there often isn’t any pattern at all – women tend to having overall thinning rather than having it all concentrated in certain areas. Over time, the thinning will become more noticeable without treatment in areas like your part because the thinning gradually becomes more pronounced.

Are there different reasons why men and women get hair loss?

There are multiple causes of hair loss, so it’s important to have an expert hair loss professional at the Hair Restoration Institute assess your overall health and extent of hair loss to help determine a cause.

The most common cause, female pattern baldness, is often caused by a combination of heredity and hormones. Many people inherit genes that make male pattern and female pattern baldness more likely, possibly because those genes make the hair follicles weaker or more sensitive. Then, a type of male hormone, testosterone, can act on those follicles causing them to shrink and stop producing hair.

Even women have testosterone, the male hormone because it has other health effects in the body. Most of the time, it’s effect on hair follicles is balanced by the female hormone estrogen, even if your genes have made your follicles sensitive. But sometimes hormones are out of balance, such as during menopause, when taking some medications, or for other reasons. When the balance is off, the testosterone in your system can affect your hair follicles if you’re prone to hair loss.

There are many other reasons besides female pattern baldness that cause hair loss, although it is the most common cause. Determining what your cause of hair loss may be will help your hair loss expert at Hair Restoration Institute determine the best treatments for you – including MEP 90 Laser Hair Loss Treatments.

What is MEP 90 and how can it help female hair loss?

The MEP-90 is a low-level laser device that is FDA approved for hair loss treatments. Many women think of lasers as something that removes hair – you may have even had a laser hair removal procedure done for unwanted hair on the legs, face, or other areas. The lasers used in those procedures is high-level, the type of laser that causes heat and damages the follicles.

Low-level lasers have the opposite effect and work as a therapy for your follicles, stimulating hair growth. The results work two ways: by stopping hair loss and by stimulating hair to regrow.

In a comprehensive clinical trial, the MEP-90 was shown to stabilize hair growth in 98% of the people in the study. Then, 89% of the people in the study had a higher hair count after the treatment.

How many MEP-90 treatments are needed for hair loss?

Everyone’s hair loss treatment needs are different, so your hair replacement plan will be different than everyone else’s. However, studies have shown that over 90% of people getting the treatments have results after 20 treatments. This effectiveness increases for more treatments as well.

Your expert hair replacement professional at the Hair Restoration Institute will explain how many treatments you can expect if MEP-90 Laser Hair Loss Treatments are part of your personalized hair replacement plan.

Are MEP-90 Laser Hair Loss treatments the only option?

The short answer is – no, there are many treatments available for hair loss! While MEP-90 Laser Hair Loss treatments are an effective way to stop hair loss and stimulate new hair growth, there are multiple treatment options that might be right for you. We’ll assess your individual needs and develop a plan that may contain MEP-90 treatments and/or one or more of the following:

  • FUT or FUE hair transplantation

  • Custom wigs

  • PRP hair loss treatment

  • Scalp micropigmentation

  • and many more

Whether you’re a man or a woman, hair loss can be very upsetting when it happens to you. Take control by making your free consultation appointment today at the Hair Restoration Institute. We’ll assess your individual hair loss needs and develop a personalized hair restoration plan that works for you. Our professional hair loss experts are always friendly, knowledgeable, and discreet. You can find us at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, or call or 817-854-HAIR (4247) for your complimentary consultation with an experienced hair loss professional.

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