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A typical head of hair loses approximately 100 strands per day, but if you’re noticing an excessive number of hairs on the pillow in the morning, in the shower drain or in your comb, this may be a sign of female pattern hair loss. Rather than causing large balding areas, female hair loss typically presents as a widening part or scalp visibility in some areas. Excessive shedding can also be due to an underlying health problem or scalp issue, which results in temporary hair loss called Telogen Effluvium.
Regardless of cause, hair loss typically worsens if left untreated, which is why it’s important to visit a qualified hair restoration physician if you suspect a problem. He or she will
For the first time in 23 years, the FDA has approved a new treatment for female pattern hair loss – the HairMax Laser Comb Lux9, manufactured by Lexington Intl, LLC, which uses low level laser energy to stimulate dormant and active hair follicles. The company has similar devices for men, but this is the first time one has been approved to treat female Androgenic Alopecia.
The last treatment to receive FDA approval for female hair loss was minoxidil in 1988 – you may know this as Rogaine for Women. The HairMax is now the first home-use medical device cleared to treat the estimated 80 million men and women suffering from hereditary hair loss.