Womens hair loss

Women’s Hair Loss and Restoration

Women lose hair differently than men. Women generally suffer from diffuse hair loss, compared to men’s characteristic frontal and crown pattern hair loss. Diffuse hair loss refers to the diminishing or shedding of hair across the scalp. There are cosmetic solutions, such as hair extensions, but the traction on weak hair often leads to more hair loss.

How Can Hair Loss Be Treated in Women?

For thinning hair, some treatments can improve the condition of a woman’s hair, such as clinically nourishing the scalp with medicinal hair products and other experimental treatments.
If the issue is balding, hair restoration procedures are used to transplant hair follicles individually from the thicker areas to the thin areas in the front or top of the head. The process fills in patches of hair loss and results in a healthier and more youthful appearance.

Women's hair loss

Are Women Good Candidates for Hair Transplantation?

Here are some traits shared by women who are typically good candidates:

  • Women who have suffered hair loss due to mechanical or traction nonhormonal (menopause) alopecia–that is when the immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair loss
  • 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
  • Women who suffer hair loss due to trauma, including burns, scarring from accidents, and chemical damage
  • Women with alopecia marginalis (hair loss at the hairline)

Who Is Not A Good Candidate For A Women’s Hair Transplant?

Not all suffering from women’s hair loss are candidates for Hair Transplant surgery. All Hair Replacement techniques use the patient’s existing hair. Surgery aims to find the most productive uses for existing hair.
If someone has a low density of hair follicles, they will probably not be a good candidate for a Hair Transplant. You need to have a moderate-to-high level of hair density to transplant donor follicles across the scalp. You will need to consult a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if hair transplantation is right for you.

Are Hair Grafts For Women Effective?

Hair Transplants for women work well for candidates who have lost hair because of traction alopecia, trauma, or accidents, as well as plastic surgery patients who want to restore hair growth on their incision site areas.

How Many Hair Grafts Will I Need?

Generally, it’s usually anywhere from 600 grafts (for minimal hair loss) to 3,000 or more grafts (for extensive hair loss). You can identify your hair loss stage by using the Ludwig Scale, a method of classifying female pattern baldness.

Is a Female Hair Transplant Painful?

Thanks to advances in local anesthesia and post-operative care, hair transplants are not very painful. While no surgery can be completely painless, and some brief and temporary discomfort is to be expected, a hair transplant is typically a pleasant and easy experience for most female hair loss sufferers.

How Can I Get Women’s Hair Restoration Treatment?

Dr. James Aronovitz is board-certified and has over 16 years of experience with hair restoration procedures. If you are affected by women’s hair loss and think you might be a candidate for Women’s Hair Transplant, schedule a consultation today!