I’m a woman in my mid-50’s and I’m losing my hair, what are my options and why don’t the magazines ever discuss this?
Hair loss and thinning affects the majority of woman particularly after menopause. It's amazing that the media offers so few stories about this widespread issue. The first step is to get a regular check-up by your doctor. Simple blood tests can determine whether you might be having thyroid, hormone or iron issues. After that, you might require a trip to your dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for a complete history and possibly a biopsy. Medical conditions can be treated and the hair loss may be reversible. If not, your facial plastic surgeon can discuss whether you are a candidate for a hair transplant.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS