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How to Stop Hair Thinning in Women

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Hi, I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish with Skinpeccable Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center, here in Los Angeles, California. Today, I'm going to be speaking with you about how to stop thinning hair in women. Losing hair for women is a very psychologically distressing issue. A lot of women have a very difficult time dealing with hair loss. Generally, hair loss in women occurs as a decrease in the density of hair, and we have a few options to treat hair loss in women. But, before we embark on those options, it is very important for the patient to visit with their physician to make sure that the hair loss isn't the result of another underlying medical condition. So, sometimes a slow acting thyroid, for instance, can cause hair loss. So, a visit with a physician to make sure that an underlying condition isn't the cause of the hair loss is going to be important, and obviously treating that underlying condition, in most cases, helps increase the density of the hair on the head. But, if there is no underlying condition, there are a couple options. Firstly, there is Rogaine or Minoxidil for women, that is applied twice a day to the area in which the density has been lost. And secondly, hair transplantation has been very successful where a transplant physician will take hairs from the back of the head that is more dense, and transplant them and put them in the area that is less dense. There are specialized physicians who do that type of surgery. They can be found online or through some of the board related websites that can be found via Google. I'm Dr. Raphael Darvish, and that's a brief overview of how to stop thinning hair in women.

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