Specific solutions for hair loss in women

One in three women experience hair loss problems at some point in their lives, and up to 40% suffer from hair loss after the age of 50.

There are different factors involved in female hair loss, and these allow us to distinguish between the different types of hair loss.

At Pilopeptan, we have designed the Woman range to help women combat abnormal hair loss, providing specific solutions to restore women’s hair health, depending on each individual case.

Causes of female hair loss: why does it occur?

There are different reasons why hair loss occurs in women, including both external and environmental factors, as well as internal hormonal, or genetic, processes. It is quite common to find multifactorial triggers for hair loss.

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Genetic and hormonal causes

  • An increased presence of androgen receptors.
  • An increased sensitivity of androgen receptors to normal hormone levels that trigger increased signal-response cascades.
  • Altered hormone levels.
  • Maternity: Many women experience a period of postpartum hair loss caused by the many physiological changes that the body undergoes during this period; these also alter the normal hair cycle.
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External causes

  • Nutrition:Certain nutritional deficiencies in women can cause temporary hair loss. A lack of iron or certain vitamins are among the most common here.
  • Emotional changes: Stressful situations and a lack of sleep can trigger occasional hair loss.
  • Other factors: Exposure to environmental factors (solar radiation, pollution, or temperature changes), aggressive hairdressing processes (such as straightening or dyeing), or taking certain medications can have negative consequences on women’s hair health.

Types of hair loss in women

Among all the different types of female alopecia and hair loss, we can highlight two fairly common processes, although they are not the only ones. Pilopeptan is recommended to specifically treat two types of alopecia in women.

Diffuse seasonal hair loss in women

Seasonal hair loss, or telogen effluvium, is of particular concern to women. This type of hair loss in women is perceived as an acute, but diffuse hair loss (no clear areas are visible in most cases).
Large amounts of hair are lost while showering and brushing, and people can wake up with a fair amount of hair on their pillows. This type of hair loss can last for several months and, in most cases, the situation will eventually return to normal. However, reinforcement with specific nutritional supplements contributes to a faster recovery.

Androgenic alopecia in women

Androgenic alopecia in women occurs especially after the onset of menopause, although 15% of women suffer from it before the age of 40. In fact, more and more cases are being diagnosed at a younger age. There is a progressive thinning of the hair and evidence of chronic hair loss, with clear localised patterns in certain areas, with specific parts of the head where a loss of hair density can be clearly seen. It is classified into different degrees according to its intensity.

How to differentiate seasonal hair loss from androgenic alopecia in women

Several symptoms of hair loss in women allow us to differentiate between the two types.
There is no specific age at which telogen effluvium is more prevalent, and it can appear at any time. On the other hand, androgenic alopecia is more common at an older age, although it is true that diagnoses in young women are becoming increasingly more common.

There are also differences in duration and causes. In androgenic alopecia, we find genetic and hormonal triggers and it is a sustained chronic process. Seasonal female hair loss, on the other hand, is a transitory situation caused by other factors, and the hair usually returns to normal once the causes have been eliminated.

The pattern of hair loss is also different. In transitory situations we will observe a more diffuse, abundant and abrupt onset of hair loss, while in female androgenic alopecia the main symptom is the gradual loss of hair density in the central-frontal hairline.

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How to treat hair loss in women

The Pilopeptan Woman product range offers specific solutions to stop or slow down androgenic and seasonal alopecia in women.

We will now bring you a special selection of some of our featured products, but bear in mind that you can also consult all Pilopeptan Woman products here.

Frequently asked questions about hair loss

Among the different Pilopeptan solutions for female alopecia, you will find a range of oral and topical products formulated in close collaboration with dermatologists. A good diagnosis is essential in order to identify the cause of the hair loss and to be able to choose the most appropriate solution in each case, depending on whether we are dealing with seasonal or chronic hair loss.

One in three women experience hair loss of some kind at some point in their lives Commonly known as seasonal hair loss, or telogen effluvium, it can appear temporarily at any age and is most typical in the spring and autumn months. Forty percent of women over the age of 50 suffer from androgenic hair loss, but it is becoming increasingly common in younger women.

B vitamins, minerals such as iron and zinc, and sulphur amino acids are all essential when seeking to promote hair regeneration. For this reason, you will find products created using these ingredients in our Pilopeptan Woman product range.

Abnormal hair loss after childbirth can frequently last up to 16 weeks. You should bear in mind that, during pregnancy, your body has undergone many hormonal changes that also affect your hair. Because of this, postpartum hair loss is completely normal, as the cycle tends to regulate itself naturally. However, taking specific nutritional supplements can help you recover faster. If you have any questions about this, we recommend that you consult your doctor about your particular case.

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