Hair loss is difficult for men, but for women, hair is their identity and hair loss is very difficult to bear. If a woman notices excessive hair loss for an uninterrupted period, they get panic and find a way to cover up their hair loss. Hair transplantation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in male patients. However, this is also common in women.
Hair transplantation for women has quickly become a trend to combat hair loss in women. Before you think about hair transplants, you must know why women experience hair loss. Many forms of hair loss can occur, such as telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, hair loss associated with low B12, chronic hair loss due to iron deficiency, and many others. Many scalp diseases can cause hair loss, including psoriasis (depending on the type), pityriasis, scalp eczema, and allergic contact reactions. In such cases, hair and scalp treatments are available.
Whether you suffer from hair loss or female pattern baldness, Hairsure Clinic can help you. If you want to have your hairline back or fill in the part that got bald, contact us and find out how we can help you.
This article will help you to know about good female candidates for hair transplantation, hair transplantation methods in female, and why hair transplant was done in female, and differences between male and female hair transplant.
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Who are good Female candidates for hair transplants?
Many women with diffuse hair loss are not good candidates for hair transplants, because donors’ supply is not adequate at the back and sides of their scalp or elsewhere in the body. However, there are some cases where hair transplantation in women can significantly improve a patient’s appearance:
- A female version of male pattern hair loss: A common cause of hair loss in women, where they lose hair from the front, top and crown. The hair on the back and sides usually remains intact.
- Congenital elevated Hairline: This makes the woman’s face look less feminine, making hair transplant the right choice for this patient.
- Transgender Women’s hairline creation: For many transgender men to women (MTF), hair transplantation is considered the most important way to adjust one’s face to the characteristics of women.
- Scarring Alopecia: If scarring occurs due to trauma, a surgical hair transplant can fill in the scar and remove its visibility.
- Hair loss after facelift procedures: It’s not uncommon for women to lose hair in their temporal points because of the face lifting procedure. Also, scars in the facelift procedure can make hair loss more visible.
- Traction alopecia: This is hair loss due to traction or pulls of hair caused by hairstyles and tools such as ponytails and heat dryers. A hair transplant can restore lost hair in the area as long as the patient can stop the cause of this condition.
- Trichotillomania: A condition in which the patient has an urge to pull hair from the scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of the body. This condition must be treated with psychological treatment, but persistent hair loss can be treated with hair transplants.
Why hair transplants in women?
A woman can use hair transplants for two purposes:
- To reduce the high hairline.
- For the treatment of female pattern baldness
Lowering the hairline by a hair transplant is a procedure where healthy hair is removed from the donor area and implanted with the FUE or FUT method to create a more feminine hairline. Women can have female pattern baldness like a male. Sometimes women’s hair loss is different from male pattern baldness.
Hair transplantation in women improves their lives by:
- Women who regain their hair by hair transplantation achieve natural and healthy hair.
- After a hair transplant, women can grow their hair longer and style their hair as desired.
- Women with hair regain their confidence back.
Hair Transplantation options for women:
Before considering hair transplants, patients should be examined by the best hair transplant doctor to rule out treatable diseases that contribute to hair loss. The doctor will also do a microscopic examination of the hair to determine the location and percentage of hair miniaturization. Female patients with high diffuse hair are not good candidates for hair transplantation.
Options for hair transplantation for women are the same as those for men. The surgeon decides whether the follicular unit extraction(FUE) or follicular unit transplantation (FUT) is the best choice to achieve the desired results. Doctors can also choose to use some medical procedures during or before surgical hair restoration.
First, there are two types of treatments:
- FUE (follicular unit extraction)
- FUT (follicular unit transplant)
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction):
FUE is considered the most sophisticated method for grafting women’s hair. It is a technical process in which a unique tool is used (less than 1 mm) to remove hair from the donor site. Then the hair is transplanted. After transfer, hair grows back to normal. Hair can be implanted in groups of 1 to 4 depending on the thickness and number of donor locations. This method has the fastest recovery time, and surgery does not require an overnight stay. The patient received local anaesthesia and was fully awake throughout the procedure. It is truly the best method for female hair surgery.
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant)
In FUT procedure, pieces of skin taken from the back of the head. The size of the donor and the size of the hair varies. Surgeons can implant it in the desired location. Then the wound is sutured, but a linear scar can be seen. It’s fair to say that this scar won’t be seen because the gap is closed and full hair covers it.
Most women prefer this method. You don’t have to shave your head at the donor site. The result is the same for both methods. Recovery time for FUT is about five weeks. However, you can work again in a few days. We recommend you take a week off to relax.
The difference between hair transplants in men and women?
- Women often don’t oppose donor scars: Many male patients keep short hair in the donor area, so procedures like FUT may not be the best choice. Women rarely consider short haircuts so they can have FUT to maximize the number of grafts while reducing hair transplant costs.
- Women have more availability of donor scalp: Women without male pattern hair loss have a larger donor area because the hair at the top and the crown is not susceptible to hair loss. It is different from men with advanced stages of hair loss, which is only limited to limited area hair on the back and sides.
- Women cannot use body hair: Many men can benefit from hair from other body parts, such as beards and body hair, which most women don’t have.
Hair transplant is not an easy procedure. Get advice from one of the trichologists. A Hairsure Clinic will first diagnose the condition of hair loss and then decide whether the surgery is appropriate. Over the years, we have seen thousands of women with hair loss. Many of them are suitable candidates for women’s hair transplantation surgery. If you are a suitable candidate, Hairsure will discuss how your needs can be transplanted and give you perfect hair.
Please note that most hair restoration surgeons are not certified trichologists, which means they are experts in transplant surgery and are not experts in diagnosing hair loss. Many hair surgery clinics have untrained doctors. Of course, they have good knowledge about surgical procedures, but not about diagnosis and confirmation of conformity. Whatever you choose, ask for the credentials of the doctor to whom you are talking.
Contact the Hairsure Clinic at 94 94 02 02 02 or book your appointment at https://www.hairsure.in/book-an-appointment/. In consultation, the Hairsure Clinic will discuss your fitness, examine your hair and scalp (by a trichologist) to make sure there is no other way to let your hair fall. We will thoroughly explain the procedure and answer any questions you might have. In some cases, hair loss can be overcome by women without surgery.