Issue No. 5
Hair LossDate: June 24, 2009
More Than a Man’s Problem
Most people envision balding older men when it comes to hair loss. But hair loss affects almost as many women as men, says Lisa Ishii, M.D., MHS, a Johns Hopkins facial plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist.
Unfortunately, many women are too embarrassed to seek treatment—seeing it as a cosmetic rather than a medical issue. But waiting too long might make it too late to reverse.
“For women, this can be traumatic,” Ishii says.
Ishii performs a hair transplant procedure, placing hundreds or even thousands of new follicles throughout the scalp. Results usually occur within about six months, when hair begins reappearing.
“This is a huge issue,” Ishii says. “Our hair is a big part of how we present ourselves to the world.”
Learn more about hair loss in women at hopkinsmedicine.org/facialplastics or call 877-546-1872.
Also, watch an online seminar about hair loss at hopkinsmedicine.org/healthseminars.