Hair Transplant in Woman
Hair transplantation is not just for men with hair loss. It is a treatment for women, too. Modern techniques of hair transplantation are successful in treating typically diffuse female-pattern hair loss as well as the more familiar forms of male-pattern hair loss. A woman who becomes concerned about hair loss can discuss this option with her physician hair restoration specialist.
In general, hair transplantation is likely to result in a more satisfying outcome for a woman when there is adequate donor hair for successful transplantation. A less satisfying outcome is more likely when transplantation is a "last ditch" treatment for advanced hair loss when donor hair is in short supply.
Women and Hair Transplants - Are You a Good Candidate?
According to experts a very small percentage of women are actually candidates for hair transplant surgery. The only women who are potential candidates for surgical hair restoration are:
- Women who have suffered hair loss due to mechanical or traction Alopecia (non hormonal)
- 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. This includes hairline recession, vertex thinning, and a donor area that is not affected by androgenetic alopecia.
- Women who have scarring alopecia suffering hair loss due to trauma, including burn victims, scarring from accidents and chemical burns.
- Women with alopecia marginalis, a condition that looks very similar to traction alopecia.
Due to the lack of stability in women suffering with female pattern baldness, women generally make very poor candidates for hair transplant surgery. However, if your hair loss is caused by any of the above mentioned, and then you may benefit from this procedure.