Need A Hairy Hero? Here’s The Fix To Female Pattern Hair Loss

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 26th August 2021

It’s time to stop whispering about female pattern hair loss, says Dr Heather Jenkins of The Skin Lab.

For many women, our hair is our crowning glory. Deeply connected with ideals of femininity and youth, it is often one of the most important ways we express ourselves aesthetically, and for some, culturally. How we style it often makes a statement about who we are.

Now, imagine looking in the mirror and not understanding why you’re losing your hair. We’re talking about a condition called Androgenetic Alopecia, which in women presents as Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL). It looks different to our male counterparts; it presents as a thinning of hair on the scalp due to increased hair shedding or a reduction in hair volume, or both. The hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. It is normal to lose up to 50-100 hairs a day.


So why is FPHL such a taboo subject? We now talk openly about cosmetic procedures, injectables, and anti-ageing treatments, but oddly, many people still think of hair loss as something that only affects men.

It can feel scary to admit we need help with our thinning hair. It can make us feel vulnerable or even embarrassed, even with friends and family. My youngest daughter suffers from stage one FPHL, so it’s a personal journey that I’m familiar with. It’s why I’m interested in treatments in this space, which are often divided into two categories: medications or surgery. But, it’s micrografting that has me excited, and the results are there to see.

I’m talking about Regenera Activa, which is quickly being recognised all over the world by the medical community. A consultation with us at The Skin Lab will be able to tell you why you might be losing your hair, and if Regenera Activa will be suitable for you. It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes micrografts from existing healthy follicle stores, usually at the back of your scalp, from which ‘progenitor cells’ are extracted. These cells are then broken down into injectable form and re-implanted into areas of hair loss.

A highly trained hand is needed for the treatment which is why it is performed by myself as the Medical Director and Founder alongside my highly trained team. It’s easy to book, there’s no obligation, and Medicare rebates apply for your initial consultation. Together let’s start learning more about who it affects and why, and slowly start working together to break down the barriers of social acceptance.

Pricing starts at $3,000 and The Skin Lab is offering a $300 gift voucher for those who book and pay for their treatment before December 31 2021. Conditions apply. Book here.

By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.




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