Hair Transplant Surgery for Women

Advances in transplant surgery have made this option available for both men and women over the last few decades, however, it is often more difficult to tell which woman is best suited for this type of surgery so ensure you are a good candidate before undergoing the operation. Before the surgery is undertaken, it is important to first establish the reason for your hair loss to ensure that it is actually a case of female-pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. In men, hair loss is caused by androgenetic alopecia in about 90% of the cases, so it is generally unnecessary establish the cause of their baldness. Female hair loss, on the other hand, must be diagnosed case by case to ensure that another disease or health issue is not the cause of this comparatively rare condition. Diagnosing the source of the problem is essential because if androgenetic alopecia is not the cause of the hair loss, then the surgery may make the scalp look worse than it currently does especially if it is trying to correct a problem which may not be correctable or may not even need correcting as it may right itself with time.

Once the diagnosis is confirmed, like male transplant patients, you must discuss the surgical options with a surgeon to decide if you are a good candidate for micrografting or FUE. You are a better candidate if you have a lot of donor hair, if the balding process is slow, and if you do not need a large number of grafts. Ensure you know the risks and have your expectations at a reasonable level. Hair transplant surgery for men or women, will not turn back the hands of time, but it will certainly be able to restore some of your hair’s original density and it may look thicker and healthier.

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