Shapiro MD

Female Pattern Baldness

Female pattern baldness is a LOT like male pattern baldness.

Hair Loss Treatment for Women

Our female hair loss treatment has revolutionized women’s hair care and hair-loss, and women are some of our happiest customers. So we’ve put together a list of some of the top questions that we can get from women, about female hair loss.

When does female hair loss begin?

Don’t worry, female hair loss is much more common than you might think (in fact, even some female celebrities deal with hair loss). Many women start noticing hair falling out in the shower in their 30s or 40s, which gets worse over time. Unlike men, women don’t usually have entire bald patches on the top of their had. Instead, female hair thins and becomes more brittle.

How to hide hair loss

Most women first attempt to hide their hair loss. But at a certain point, we know it’s hard to keep up. How do you disguise your hair loss?

Most women begin with more volume and coloring . That can work well for a while, but at a certain point, that’s just not enough. And that’s when women begin searching for natural solutions to hair loss. Most of us just want something easy, and a shampoo and/or conditioner is a perfect solution if we can use it each day in the shower, just like normal.

What Hormones Cause Female Hair Loss?

Over time, your hair follicles become sensitized to something called DHT, or dihydrotestosterone. DHT comes from testosterone when it’s converted by a particular enzyme. Yes, even women have some testosterone in their bodies, and it’s important that his is balanced by estrogen, the female sex hormone. Sometimes, these can come out of balance, and that can contribute to hair loss as we age.

DHT is the main contributor to hair loss - your hair follicles basically become more sensitive to DHT over time. DHT present at the follicle makes the hair stay in its resting phase longer - when it’s not growing. And of course when more follicles aren’t growing, that means fewer hairs on your head.

Blocking DHT is a proven and effective way to get thicker and fuller looking hair.

How Do I Diagnose Hair Loss?

Most women don’t know what normal hair loss looks like, but we’re here to help you fix female hair loss.

Hair loss in women usually starts with seeing more hair in the drain at the end of a shower, or seeing more hair in your brush. The hair gets thinner and more brittle. Over time, it can get worse and your hair might start to look patchy.

How To Stop Female Hair Loss Naturally

There aren’t many ways to put new hair right on your head - except expensive hair transplants. Luckily, there are ways to slow down and even regrow hair. Certain natural substances have been shown to block DHT, which we discussed earlier. After ten years of research at our clinic, we picked three natural ingredients with potent DHT blocking activity, that can be used on the scalp: caffeine, saw palmetto berry extract, and ECGC. When applied to the scalp in a special shampoo and conditioner formulation, they’ve helped countless women get thicker, fuller hair once again.

Everyone has androgenic hormones in their body, like DHT (read all about it here), and some people, women included, are just genetically predisposed to be sensitive to these hormones.

More specifically, the cells in their hair follicles are sensitive to these hormones.

Over time, they get weaker from DHT. Instead of producing long, thick hairs, the DHT hormone shrinks the hair follicle, causing it to eventually die off.

In either men OR women, hair loss from androgenetic alopecia occurs because of a genetically determined shortening of the hair’s growing phase. This is called the “anagen” phase. The time between the shedding of the hair and the start of a new anagen phase also gets longer. It takes longer for a new hair to start growing back after the previous hair has been shed.

Our Mission

Thicker, Fuller, Healthier Hair.

We treat hundreds of patients every day at our Palm Beach dermatology practice, so we know firsthand how important it is for men and women to maintain their hair at every stage of life. Hair loss is a frustrating and difficult thing for a lot of people, even us, and this is why we invested so many years of our lives into developing the Shapiro MD product line.

Clinically Studied

Take control of your hair and trust in Dr. Shapiro and his team to naturally achieve thicker, fuller and healthier hair.

Our products are protected by 2 United States patents. We are the only company in the world that manufactures a shampoo and conditioner with all 3 of our powerful and natural ingredients. And, the nutrient rich base that everyone loves is also proprietary, and is why most people that uses our products love the way their hair starts to feel.