Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Hair Loss

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects roughly eight to 10 percent of women who are of reproductive age. PCOS is characterized by the development of many small cysts on the ovaries. While these growths are not directly harmful to a patient's health, they disrupt hormonal balance, causing many different complications. Among those suffering with PCOS, hair loss is a common side effect thought to be caused by the overproduction of androgen. At True & Dorin Medical Group, we can help patients regain confidence in their appearance by providing different treatment options to restore a natural-looking hairline. If you are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome and hair loss, Drs. Robert True and Robert Dorin can assess the state of your hair, review your medical history, and take note of your goals to develop a treatment plan for you.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Hormone Production

pcosPCOS is an endocrine disorder that is typically diagnosed by ultrasound. The cause is unknown. However, it is known to affect hormone production. 

The ovaries normally produce only a small amount of androgen, which triggers the production of other hormones. PCOS patients produce excessive androgen, which may cause hair loss and other symptoms, including:

  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Irregular periods
  • Depression
  • Fertility problems
If you are suffering with PCOS and hair loss, we can determine a solution to restore your hairline and help you feel confident and attractive.

Hair Loss in PCOS Patients

Hair loss related to the effects of androgen in PCOS patients is called androgenic alopecia. This male-pattern hair loss is also seen in women with other disorders that affect hormone production in the same manner that PCOS does. Typically, patients will first notice a thinning of the hair at the crown of the scalp or an excess of hairs lost after washing or combing. If you or someone you love is experiencing this side-effect of PCOS, we are here to help.

Hair Restoration Treatments

Thinning hair or complete hair loss can add stress to the process of managing the other symptoms of PCOS. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help to restore your hairline. At True & Dorin Medical Group, our hair restoration specialists can help you determine the best treatment option to help you look and feel your best. Both follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT) can provide natural-looking results using your own hair. We can also explain medical therapy options, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and bio-enhanced hair transplants that may be beneficial for some patients. Under our care, you can expect that we will provide a thorough assessment in order to provide you with the best possible long-term results.

Schedule a Hair Restoration Consultation

At True & Dorin Medical Group, we take pride in finding unique hair restoration solutions for every patient. If you are suffering with PCOS and hair loss, we can determine a solution to restore your hairline and help you feel confident and attractive. To learn more about our treatment options, please contact us through the website, or call (866) 629-0866.