Hair loss treatment for women
Say goodbye to high forehead and light hair!
For many men and women alopecia usually results in low self-esteem and depression. Especially in our society, where a long and voluminous hair is usually a symbol of femininity and health. As a matter of fact women usually invests a lot of time and money in hair care. But what can be done when drugs or lotions cannot curb a hair loss ?
A female hair transplant is, in these cases, the definitive solution to the problem. The purpose of this page is to tell you more about this treatment, how to supplement it and in what cases it is possible to undergo it.
When to consider a female hair transplant ?
Although it is mostly men who suffer from baldness, there are different reasons for hair loss that can also affect women. Those can be : stress, hormonal changes, poor diet, poor hair care, or hereditary issues amongst others. It is therefore important to understand the types baldness issues that usually occur among women:
Diffuse pattern alopecia: this is the most common type of hair loss among women. It is usually symptomized by a thinning of the hair on the scalp. This condition is hard to diagnose as it manifest itself several month after the initial cause. Fortunately in many cases this phenomenon subsides naturally and the hair is restored
Androgenetic alopecia: in this case, hair loss is caused by the male hormone called testosterone when combined with the enzyme 5α-reductase. This catalyzes the formation of dihydrotestosterone that usually causes the baldness. This occurs mainly if the hair follicles have a high sensitivity to DHT. Androgenetic alopecia manifest itself by creating large gaps at the top of the scalp. However the hair in the back and side areas of the head does not suffer a significant fall.
Alopecia areata: is a type of localized hair loss generated by an autoimmune disorder of the body. Usually it is distinguished by the appearance of bald patches on the scalp. In very extreme cases a general hair loss can occur, also called alopecia totalis.
Scarring alopecia: a very specific type of alopecia where the hair follicle is completely damaged. It occurs in situations where the scalp suffered burns, an infection, trichotillomania or a scar that generated irreversible destruction.
When is a hair loss treatment for women recommended ?
By all means it is important to take into account whether one is qualified for surgery before undergoing a female hair transplant :
It is necessary to have enough follicles in the donor area. In order for the result of hair loss treatment for women to be visually dense and bulky. Please note that least 50% of available hair is needed to be able to extract the necessary follicular units.
When the cause of the problem is hormonal, then it is very possible that some type of medication is the right solution. A hair transplant in these cases is not usually the best alternative.
The type of hair loss that is suffered is an important factor in deciding whether or not to undergo a hair transplant. In general androgenetic or scarring alopecia are the ideal culprits that can be treated through a female hair transplant. However, in cases of diffuse hair loss and alopecia areata, a hair transplant is usually not possible.
All those baldness pattern issues must be discussed beforehand with a specialist or dermatologist. Only a detailed capillary diagnostic can clarify if a hair transplant is a good alternative. Remember that baldness issues can have several causes and that the best treatment is the one that has been tailored for your particular situation.
How does the procedure of a hair transplant for women takes place ?
Several methods are used for hair transplantation. In our clinic, we have specialized in the so-called FUE technique, which is particularly successful and extremely gentle for the patient. The widely used FUE method (F = Follicular, U = Unit, E = Extraction), consists of the removal of hair follicles (grafts) from the donor area. Those are then implanted in the recipient area. Those are small groups of hair that are extracted with a special hollow needle from a healthy part of the scalp. The most important advantage of this method is that there are no long-term wounds or scars.
Another method that is usually recommended for women is the DHI technique. During it, it is not necessary to shave the donor area, which is a great advantage for women. With these procedures, if there is a good donor area, up to 5000 groups of hair roots can be extracted in a single operation, without cutting the hair.
Another great advantage of these is the absence of marks after the procedure and healing. Therefore, these methods are also advantageous in those cases in which the hair must be worn especially short.
Advantages of a hair loss treatment for women
It is not necessary to shave hair.
You can achieve high capillary density.
The techniques used are simple, fast and painless.
You can continue with your daily life after a few days.
The price of hair transplantation for women is very accessible and according to the quality of the treatment.
Hair grafting for women, as can be concluded, provides great advantages for those who are suffering from hair loss or baldness. There are also other alternatives that can be used as complementary to the transplant, such as PRP treatment, or an eyebrow implant in cases where the problem has also affected this area. Finally, if you are not suitable for a hair transplant, you might consider the option of a hair pigmentation, a service we offer in our various branches in Germany.