Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Top Reasons for Hair Loss in Women

While more common in men, hair loss an occur in both genders. Unfortunately, women with thinning or balding hair suffer a much greater hit to their self-esteem than men. For men, hair loss due to aging is common and much more accepted. For women, a full head of healthy hair is a sign of beauty and has remained a desirable trait for females through the decades.

Since female hair loss is less discussed, women who experience alopecia or thinning hair can face substantial societal pressure. They may even resort to covering up their hair loss with wigs or certain hairstyles instead of seeking professional treatment. At Olanksy Dermatology, we help women discover the underlying cause of their hair loss so that we can implement an effective treatment plan. There are a wide variety of solutions available, but it is imperative to reveal the primary culprit to hair loss first.

For women, hair loss can be traced back to a number of factors, ranging from certain health conditions to family history or even your hairstyling habits. If you are noticing an increasing amount of hair on your brush or in the shower drain, one of the following reasons for female hair loss may be to blame:

  • Hormones – Hormone imbalance is a leading cause of female hair loss. When estrogen and testosterone levels are off, you may grow and shed hair at an abnormal pace. You will likely suffer from skin problems as well. Hormone imbalance can occur in women of all ages due to pregnancy, PCOS, menopause and post-partum.
  • Anemia – Research shows a strong link between iron deficiency and hair loss in women. If you are experiencing hair loss and suffer from fatigue, it may be time to get tested for anemia.
  • Rapid Weight Loss – Hair loss can also occur from a sudden crash diet or abrupt restriction in calories. Just like other parts of your body, the function and growth of your hair relies on proper nutrition.
  • Stress and Anxiety – Never underestimate the power that the mind has over the body. Psychological problems, especially stress and anxiety, are known for manifesting themselves in physical ways. Hair loss is among them. Stress can cause some women to actually pull out their hair, while others may experience alopecia areata, a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy hair follicles.
  • Family History – You may have to blame genetics on your hair loss. Take a closer look at your mother, aunt, sisters or grandmother. If they suffered from female pattern hair loss, you are at a greater risk yourself. This is referred to as androgenetic alopecia, where the hair follicles themselves shrink over time. Women in their late 50’s and 60’s are more likely to suffer from this type of hair loss.
  • Aggressive Styling Habits – There are lots of ways we style our hair and numerous products we use to achieve that ideal look. Unfortunately, excessive styling and hair coloring can backfire and cause hair loss if you aren’t careful. This occurs when the hair becomes weak and brittle and actually breaks. Everything from tight braids and ponytails to curling irons and hair dyes can lead to this problem

If you are a woman dealing with hair loss, we understand how difficult it is. At Olansky Dermatology, we offer a wide variety of effective treatment options for female hair loss or alopecia. A simple office visit and discussion with one of our physicians can be the first step towards a full and confident head of hair.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.