Most people only associate hair loss with men. However, about 40% of those suffering from hair loss are women, making the issue a concern for everyone. Like men, women inherit androgenetic alopecia, female-pattern baldness. Genetic alopecia in women is caused by a similar reaction to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that causes male hair loss. Women harbor low levels of the testosterone derivative DHT, and if these hormones become imbalanced and their hair follicles are sensitive to DHT, the result is damaged and ineffective hair follicles. In other cases, women who suffer a traumatic or life-changing event, such as pregnancy or menopause, can be subjected to large amounts of hair falling out due to stress and hormonal changes. Board-certified Dermatologist Dr. Anthony Nikko offers several options to treat and restore the baldness, depending on each person’s needs. Women who want to learn more about the causes of hair loss and their treatment options should schedule a consultation at The Nikko Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, TX.
"I've been coming to Dr. Nikko for over 3 years for Botox and I can say that Crystal does a fantastic job! A very natural look! I've been to other places and they don't get what I want! If you don't want to look frozen, but instead look natural, Dr. Nikko's office is the place! I recommend to all!"- Z.A. / Yelp / Aug 10, 2017
"Gracias Nikko y todo su equipo son excelentes en todo su trabajo y atención, me siento feliz por ser atendidas por este equipo mil gracias, definitivamente volveré ."- J.B. / Google / Jan 12, 2019
"I met Dr Nikko & his team in July 2018 I think. I was getting a consultation for a tummy tuck& Lipo. From the first time I met the Nikko Office Family I fell in love with them, they greet me by name when I come for my appointments we laugh & talk as if we’ve been knowing each other for years. (Great Friendly Staff with Great customer service skills) I ended up getting a Tummy Tuck & Lipo on 9/13/18. I am 3mths post op & I feel great & look Great. Every month it gets better. I Love Dr Nikkos work he did a Fantastic job on me. I am a 54 yr old female & he has me feeling like I’m in my 30’s... I never had any complications from surgery. My down time was 2wks after that I was back to work. At 3mths I have started walking & lift a little weights. I give Dr. Nikko 5 stars because he genuinely cares about his work & what he does & wants the best results for you. He takes the time out to listen to your concerns. Again thank you so much Dr Nikko & Office family for changing my life I’m forever grateful & looking forward to my next visit.."- D.P. / Google / Dec 22, 2018
"Love, love, love Dr Nikko and his staff. The new office is amazing. I know every time I go to Dr Nikko office. To expect nothing but the best. Dr Nikko and his team go beyond to please his patience."- T.C. / Google / Dec 19, 2018
"Crystal did my Botox and she is always amazing! She makes you feel very comfortable and she is sweet! I always love my results here :) highly recommended!"- A.P. / Google / Dec 13, 2018
Unlike with men, most physicians and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not recommend oral medications to treat hair loss due to the possible risks it can produce when combined with the different hormonal factors found in women. For women in the early stages of hair loss, nonsurgical PRP therapy can be used to encourage the natural growth of the hair follicles. A consultation with Dr. Nikko will help determine if this option is right for you.
If the nonsurgical options prove to be ineffective or unfit to address your current hair loss condition, women can be excellent candidates for hair transplants, specifically follicle unit extraction (FUE) procedures like SmartGraft. SmartGraft is a minimally-invasive procedure that Dr. Nikko and his team specialize in, allowing healthy hairs to be extracted from their location, preserved, and then implanted into small openings around the balding areas all in the same day, allowing for fast, effective recovery. To determine what surgical option is best for you, schedule a consultation to learn more.