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

Why Is My Hair Falling Out? Women’s Hair Loss

Olansky Dermatologist Associates

Are you noticing more hair than usual in your hairbrush or in your shower drain? Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Although you may consider hair loss a male condition, it affects females too. Hair loss for women can either be a permanent or temporary condition. The two main types of hair loss are alopecia areata, which is hair loss caused by an attack in your immune system, and the more common androgenetic alopecia, which involves hereditary thinning or baldness. The good news is that, regardless of your specific type, there is treatment available. Olansky Dermatology Associates helps women of all ages find the cause of their alopecia and put their minds at ease with a customized treatment plan.

If you have ruled out an immune system attack and genetics as the cause of your hair loss, there are other factors to consider. Women may also experience thinning hair from the following influences:

Nutrition Deficiency
Poor nutrition impacts many parts and functions of your body and your hair is no different. Your hair needs protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B, iron and biotin to be strong.
A woman’s hormones should be in balance for healthy hair. Many women will notice that their hair falls out after having a baby due to the post partum hormone shift. Likewise, women also may experience thinning hair at the onset of menopause.
A period of stress or trauma in your life can cause your hair to fall out as well. There is a specific type of hair loss caused when significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, these hairs can fall out suddenly after simply brushing or washing your hair.
Allergies are manifesting in a variety of ways, and thinning hair is one. Allergic reactions can cause the capillaries to constrict, which weakens the blood flow to the base of your hair follicles and inhibits healthy hair growth.

A dermatologist is the best place to go if you are concerned about your thinning hair. This type of medical practice specializes in skin, nails and hair. Discovering the ‘root’ cause of your alopecia can be the first step towards healthy, full hair!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

3379 Peachtree Rd, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326

(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

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 900 reviews

Suzanne H.

This was probably the best experience I’ve ever had going to a dermatologist. Every interaction I had with the staff was pleasant and they were so helpful. I had accidentally cancelled my appointment and the girls at the front desk help me get in so I could be seen and someone could help me. Which I really appreciated, most places would have just turned me away. The doctor or pa I saw that day I can’t remember her name was lovely and took great care of me. I will be going to Olansky’s going forward. You will not be disappointed! The staff is excellent!

Coriana W.

Dr. Bender honestly changed my life around. I had extremely bad hormonal and cystic acne, and have been told for years that there is nothing I can do but wash my face and etc.. Dr. Bender gave me hope that there is hope she helped get my confidence back and now I’m finally free. She cares about her patients and takes her time with you every visit. If you need help in anything derma-logical then you really need to go to her.

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.
Thank You

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!