What is Thinning Hair? NYC New York NY

Twenty five percent of healthy women will develop scalp hair thinning in their lifetime. It will not become visible until 50% of the hair is gone. Contrary to common belief, thinning is not the result of hairs falling out.  It’s caused by a progressive reduction in the hair’s diameter and length. As the hair diameter gets smaller and smaller, the underlying skin becomes more and more visible. Eventually the hair vanishes and a hairless area appears. The process starts 15 to 20 years before the underlying skin becomes visible.  If detected early, treatment success approaches 100%.