Thin hair in women
The biggest problem women face with their hair is a lack of volume.
In today’s contemporary society, more and more women face thinning hair due to stress and other factors. Over the last several years, women with thinning hair have increased 3-4 fold.
It is critical that female androgenetic alopecia (FAGA) be treated at a specialty hair clinic. At the Osaka AGA Kato Clinic, we actively pursue hair regrowth treatment not only for men, but for women, too. Drawing on our rich experience with hair treatment, we provide order-made solutions optimized to thinning hair in women. AGA mesotherapy is also effective for female patients.
Aspects of thin hair in women
Many women worry about whether thinning hair can be cured. Through proper prevention and treatment, hair thinning and loss can in fact be treated. The mechanisms underlying thinning hair are the same in men and women. Under normal circumstances, the cycle of hair growth involves hair growing thick and then, after several years, falling out, to be replaced by new hair. However, various factors can disturb this growth and cause hair to fall out without being replaced.
Hair loss in women is a major issue, so the stress caused by early onset symptoms can further aggravate the issue.
The causes of thinning hair in women differ from those experienced by men, so targeted treatment at a clinic of these specific causes is the most direct and optimal solution. One aspect of female alopecia is that it is comparatively easy to treat and rectify by identifying the underlying causes.
At our clinic, specialists examine the state of hair loss and thinning in the patient to determine the key factors and provide customized treatment. As with our male patients, women enjoy a 95% and higher rate of successful regrowth.
What is female androgenetic alopecia (FAGA)?
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a form of hair thinning found in both men and women; as FAGA, it is found particularly in women. FAGA tends to affect the scalp as a whole, rather than a dedicated area. It also occurs irrespective of age.
The first sign is increased hair loss accompanying an initial awareness of thinning hair. FAGA occurs at least once in about 40% of women over age 20.
There are many causes of FAGA, among them psychological and physical (bodily) factors.
- Excess fatigue/stress
- State of mind
- Fever, infection, rheumatoid arthritis
- Metabolic disorders, such as thyroid disease
- While pregnant or breastfeeding
- Poor nutrition, diet, or alcoholism
- Use of cytostatics or treatment for lipid disorders
Chronic alopecia in women is generally treated by customized regimens of care. Another solution is "Pantogar", a medicated product. Pantogar works on hair by providing the body with essential nutrients and active ingredients.
Through cell metabolism, essential nutrients (a special combination of amino acids, proteins, and Vitamin B-complex) are delivered to the hair to foster strong, supple, and healthy hair.
"Pantogar" has been demonstrated in a range of scientific research to reduce hair loss, promote healthy hair growth, and improve hair quality and resistance.
- Pervasive female hair loss
- Degenerative changes to hair structure
- Hair that is thin and brittle due to stress, or dull in color
- Hair damaged by exposure to sunlight and UV rays
- Poor nail growth
- Brittle hair, split ends, lack of elasticity
- Vitamin B1 (60mg)
- Calcium pantothenate (60mg)
- Medical yeast (100mg)
- L-cystine (20mg)
- Keratin (20mg)
- Para-amino benzoic acid (20mg)
What is Pantostin?
Pantostin obstructs testosterone from being converted to DHT, which harms the hair follicles. It effectively protects them from damage and prevents hair loss. Pantostin has a high tolerability in men and women and can be used with the first onset of hereditary hair loss disorders.
The active ingredient alfatradiol is applied to specific parts of the scalp and follicles. Exceedingly easy to use, the product is applied once a day, such as before bed. The hair does not feel wet, moist, or sticky, and it will not affect your hairstyle.
Once hair loss improves, you can reduce application to once every two days or once every three days. The key step to this treatment is beginning using it as soon as the first signs of hereditary hair loss occur.
Alfatradiol selectively inhibits 5-alpha-reductase enzyme to block testosterone from converting to DHT which harms the hair follicles.
The follicles then stop being damaged beyond that.
Because the hair follicles are still active when the product is first used, they can be restored to promote new hair growth.
Alfatradiol, the active ingredient in Pantostin, is applied to the scalp in the form of a liquid, making it an easy and effective treatment method. Alfatradiol acts by blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT in the follicles, offering a complete and selective blocking of hair loss.
Key points to treatment:
Over time, DHT damages the hair follicles and eventually causes death of the hair. Therefore, the key step to this treatment is beginning using it as soon as the first signs of hereditary hair loss occur.
Pantostin is extremely effective at treating hereditary hair loss. However, Pantostin is not a miracle drug -- it will not cause regrowth overnight. It is therefore essential to patiently continue with treatment. Properly using it according to schedule will allow Pantostin to leverage its full potential.
This is because hair has a specific cycle of regrowth, so it takes tome time for the follicles to regrow and then foster healthy hair during that period. Apply Pantostin once daily. Once hair loss improves, you can reduce application to once every two days or once every three days.