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Female Hair Loss Treatments in Minneapolis

Female hair loss and alopecia have become trending topics lately. Recent events have highlighted the conditions, bringing them to the mainstream consciousness. Now, more people know the impact alopecia and hair loss in women can have in their lives. Thankfully, these conditions can be treated. Shapiro Medical Group offers a variety of treatments and procedures that can improve our patients’ hairlines, enhancing their lives and restoring their confidence. 

Non-Invasive Non-Surgical Medical Treatment for Hair Loss in Women

Minoxidil or Rogaine is an FDA-approved medication for hair loss. Its active ingredient is minoxidil. Usually, Rogaine is prescribed in the form of a foam or liquid that is applied to the scalp once or twice daily. With regular use, Rogaine can slow down further hair loss and help patients keep more of their existing hair.

Minoxidil or Rogaine is also prescribed to treat female pattern hair loss. Unlike Rogaine, Propecia is not FDA approved for use in women and is actually contraindicated in women of the child-bearing age because of possible birth abnormalities that could occur to the fetus. Minoxidil or Rogaine has no such complications. 

Rogaine works by dilating blood vessels that nourish hair follicles in the scalp, directly counteracting the follicle-shrinking effects of DHT. Rogaine will not completely stop hair loss, however, and hair growth will continue to decrease, albeit at a much slower rate. A treatment plan consisting of both Rogaine and other measures can be used for extra effect.

Female Hair Transplant Surgery in Minneapolis

Shapiro Medical Group offers hair transplant surgery for women utilizing the latest techniques for follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results for female patients.

In hair transplant surgery, healthy follicles are harvested and relocated to thinning areas. The process redistributes the hair to provide more uniform density, filling in bald spots and rebuilding a high or thinning hairline in a way that looks natural.

In Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT, a thin section of scalp containing healthy follicles is extracted and the follicles are then isolated and transplanted into the thinning areas. The donor site is sutured close, leaving a thin linear scar that is easily concealable by surrounding hair after the procedure.

In Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE, healthy hair follicles are extracted one by one with a small punch device and transferred one at a time to the thinning areas. It leaves no linear scar and leaves surrounding hair intact, which can conceal the donor area once they grow long.


Contact us for any inquiries or to schedule a consultation. Shapiro Medical Group meets the needs of patients in and around Minneapolis, including Saint Paul, Lakeville, St. Cloud and the surrounding areas.

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