Female Hair Loss Diagnosis and Treatment in Chicago, IL

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Female Hair Loss Procedure - Dr. Sameea Chughtai


Female Hair Loss - Before and After

Female Hair Loss - Before and After

Although many individuals see balding as something that exclusively affects men, this actually couldn't be farther from the truth. In fact, roughly 40% of people who experience hair loss today are women. Like men, women can inherit androgenic alopecia, also known as female pattern baldness. This condition is often brought on by a similar response to DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is also the primary cause of male pattern baldness. There are also many other potential causes of female hair loss, including traction alopecia (often due to wearing one's hair up too tightly) or going through life-altering situations that can affect one's hormones, such as menopause, pregnancy, or childbirth.

To combat female hair loss, board-certified physician Dr. Sameea Chughtai and double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah offer a range of surgical and nonsurgical hair restoration options, including PRP therapy, FUE (follicular unit extraction), low-level light therapy, and others. Contact our team at Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago to learn more about your unique condition and possible solutions.


Ludwig ScaleSince balding is more common for men, the cause can sometimes be more clear for them, especially if the issue is androgenic alopecia. However, for women, hair loss can be caused by a wide range of conditions and situations, such as traction alopecia, hormone deficiency, or illness. During your consultation, we will assess the state of your scalp using advanced technologies to learn the extent of your hair loss, the depth of your follicles, and estimate the amount of hair present in certain locations. Typically, we identify the cause of female pattern baldness by a careful process of elimination because many possible causes of hair loss could exist, and we need to rule out each option via thorough diagnostic testing.


Male Hair Loss Treatment Procedure - Dr. Anil Shah

To figure out whether you're an ideal candidate for hair restoration treatments, surgical or nonsurgical, you will first attend a consultation with Dr. Chughtai, who specializes in treatment for female pattern baldness. In many cases, women who are most likely to benefit from restorative hair solutions are those who:

  • Have noticed a receding hairline or hair thinning because of traction alopecia
  • Have alopecia marginalis, a condition that closely resembles traction alopecia
  • Notice thinning at the hairline or hairline recession
  • Suffered hair loss as a result of an extreme injury, such as burns, scars, or compound burns
  • Have had plastic surgery and are worried about the possibility of hair loss near the incision site


Male Hair Loss Treatment Procedure - Dr. Anil Shah

To help women in the initial stages of female pattern baldness, we can perform nonsurgical treatments (including PRP, exosomes, or low-level light therapy) to encourage the natural growth and strengthening of your hair follicles. During your appointment with Drs. Shah or Chughtai, we will help you determine which treatment is ideal for you.

If a nonsurgical solution on its own isn't deemed enough to give you the results you want or to address your unique situation, we may combine PRP therapy with surgical hair restoration. At Aesthetic Scalp, we perform FUE treatments using the highly advanced ARTASĀ® Robotic Hair Transplant system. This technique involves taking healthy hairs on the scalp from their original location to fill in sparse regions, such as the hairline or certain bald patches, which allows for quick, safe healing and minimal discomfort. To produce stunning, comprehensive results, we typically offer FUE with the ARTAS alongside a regenerative treatment to improve hair strength.


While hair loss is most common among men due to biological makeup, it's been shown that one in four women develop some degree of hair loss throughout their lives, which can be distressing and lead to anxiety. The good news is that there is a range of solutions available to help women overcome hair thinning, including surgical and nonsurgical services. If you have noticed a change in your hairline and suspect you may have hair loss, reach out to our team at Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL. Our board-certified doctors can figure out the cause of your female pattern balding and discuss all of your options in detail.

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