Women make up 40% of Americans with hair loss.

There is no doubt that hair loss in women can be absolutely devastating. A woman's self image and emotional well being are undermined when her hair thins and falls out.

Sadly, most women suffer in silence.

It is acceptable for men to openly seek hair loss solutions. While male hair loss is openly discussed, there is little to no media exposure or conversation about female hair loss. Even though hair loss can be caused by medical conditions, physicians tend to shrug it off because it does not threaten good health.

At Michigan Hair and Skin Center we understand women's hair loss, and we have ways to reverse it.

Women never have to be self conscious at our center! Initial consultations are private, comprehensive and free of charge. In fact, the founder of Michigan Hair and Skin Center, Carol Wager has suffered from hair loss. We know what you are going through, and we can help. When you come in for your free consultation we will be happy to answer your questions and discuss your options for hair restoration.

Stop worrying and let's start restoring your hair!

Temporary hair loss can be easy to fix when it's cause is identified and treated correctly. Hair loss often becomes long lasting due to an incorrect diagnosis.

Learn the reasons for women's hair loss when you take advantage of our free consultation with exam.

Knowing why you are losing your hair, is the first step to reversing the loss.

Michigan Hair and Skin Center has treated women of all ages with hair loss at various stages for various reasons.

Andogenetic Alopecia
Androgenetic Alopecia can happen to women of all ages for a number of reasons.

The majority of women with androgenic alopecia have diffuse thinning on all areas of the scalp. Some women may have a combination of two pattern types.

Androgenic alopecia can be caused by a variety of factors tied to the actions of hormones, including, high androgen index birth control pills, ovarian cysts, pregnancy, and menopause. These factors can trigger hair loss that does not begin immediately. You may not see hair loss until weeks or months have passed.

At the first sign of hair loss and general thinning it's important to take action. The sooner therapy begins the better the results can be.

Telogen Effluvium
Events such as child birth, malnutrition, severe infection, major surgery, or extreme stress can be traumatic to your system. During such occurances up to 90% of the hair in the anagen (growing) phase or catagen (resting) phase can shift all at once into the shedding (telogen) phase.

The effects can be seen 6 weeks to 3 months after the stressful event. It can be alarming to lose large amounts of hair at the height of telogen effluvium.

Remission is probable for most women but for some telogen effluvium can persist for months or even years.

Hair loss is commonly associated with chemotherapy. Since chemotherapy targets your body’s rapidly dividing cancer cells, your body’s other rapidly dividing cells such as hair follicles in the growing (anagen) phase, are also greatly affected. Soon after chemotherapy begins approximately 90 percent or more of the hairs can fall out while still in the anagen phase.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information:
Studies have shown that LLLT stimulated hair growth in mice subjected to chemotherapy-induced alopecia and also in alopecia areata. Controlled clinical trials demonstrated that LLLT stimulated hair growth in both men and women. Among various mechanisms, the main mechanism is hypothesized to be stimulation of epidermal stem cells in the hair follicle bulge and shifting the follicles into anagen phase.

Hormonal changes can induce hair loss. Birth controll pills supress ovulation through hormonal action. which can trigger varying degrees of hair loss. Women will experience hair loss while on the pill and more commonly, several weeks or months after stopping the pill.

If your have genetic hair loss in your family it would be wise to consult your physician regarding non-hormonal forms of birth control.

It is also wise to investigate the cause of hair loss when you first notice it. Our free consultation with exam helps pinpoint the problem and leads us to the right solution to reverse your hair loss.

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that that causes a person's hair to fall out. Fall out often occurs in clumps the size and shape of a quarter. The extent of the hair loss varies from a few spots to severe hair loss.

Alopecia areata cannot be cured; however, it can be treated and hair can grow back.

Clients struggling with Alopecia areata report that hair seems to return more quickly with LLLT and overall hair seems thicker/stronger. LLLT can be used conjunction with topical minoxidil for maximum effect.

As hair loss can be cosmetically and psychologically distressing, it is important for practitioners to address diagnosis and treatment early to catch the opportunity for therapeutic success.

Tight ponytails, braids and hair extensions and can cause trauma to hair follicles. Wearing tight hairstyles that pull at hair over time cause the damage that results in localized hair loss.

You may have seen photos of actresses and models who have occasionally suffered traction alopecia due to harsh styling.

When Traction Alopecia is detected and treated early enough, the hair will regrow.

If you are starting to lose hair call us. Don't wait to take advantage of our free consultation and exam. You can stop the loss and start regrowing your hair today.