Hair Transplant And Women: A Yes Or No? Long, healthy and shiny hair that stays strong is every woman’s dream. Sometimes, certain bodily situations make this difficult to retain or achieve. And with each different situation, your treatment options and procedures could vary.
While hair transplant surgery is a good option for nearly 90% of balding men, we can not say the same for women.
Very few women have the type of hair loss that makes them good candidates for this surgery. Most women have diffuse hair loss. This is an overall thinning of your hair, as a whole, all over your scalp. Since this includes the sides and back of your head, you can not use them as effective donor areas for grafts. Therefore, you can not replace the balding spots with these grafts, as the hair is
just too thin.
In female pattern baldness, however, these donor areas are usually unstable. The donor areas in women are affected by this dihydrotestosterone. That means that if you remove hair and accompanying follicles from these donor areas in women and transplant them to other areas, it will cause them to fall out, irrespective.
Difference between male and female pattern baldness is the frontal hairline. Women with hair loss tend to keep their frontal hairline. Men on the other hand, do not. They do not have to worry about needing a hair transplant to frame their face and are instead more concerned about the loss of volume from the top and back parts of their scalp.
Hair transplants do not do much to increase volume. Very few women make good candidates for hair transplant. This is because, firstly, females have unstable donor sites.
Also, women do not face receding hairlines much. They are concerned with the loss of volume and thickness, especially from the top and back and hair transplant surgery does not help improve this.
Non-surgical hair loss treatments can inhibit hair loss and stimulate regrowth. Around 20-50% of women with hair loss benefit from hair restoration surgery if a patient selection is done properly. So we can say that in certain cases, women can be good candidates for hair transplant. When is this possible? This is possible when women who face hair loss because of hormonal alopecia are patients. Women with alopecia marginalis are also ideal candidates. If your condition includes a distinct pattern of baldness, similar to male pattern baldness, a receding hairline, vertex thinning, and a stable donor area, the clinical procedure is made easier and more productive.
Women who have had previous cosmetic or plastic surgery and are concerned about hair loss around the incision sites, women who have a distinct pattern of baldness, similar to that of male pattern baldness, which includes hairline recession, vertex or top-scalp thinning , and a donor area that is not affected by androgenetic alopecia, are great candidates.
If you are a female patient with hair loss due to trauma, including burn victims, chemical burns and scarring from accidents, you can benefit as well. According to experts a very small percentage of women are candidates for hair transplant surgery. About 2% to 5% of women with hair loss will benefit from this procedure.
You can opt for different hair transplant surgeries which suit you. There are different procedures such as FUT and FUE. Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is the type of procedure that is usually adopted for a hair transplant, where individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area, using small straight punches and then placed on bald spots or the recipient area.
After the surgery, the patient is given certain medicines to ensure patient comfort such as some pain medication, antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection or anti-inflammatory medications to keep the swelling down.
It is all part and parcel of the procedure. Once this is dealt with, within the 2-3 weeks after your surgery, your transplanted hair will fall out. This is when new hair begins to grow. It takes a few months for it to grow out to a good length. On average, 60% of new hair growth occurs after 6-9 months.
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