Women suffering with hair loss require a different approach than men when considering hair and eyebrow restoration. Compared to men, hair loss in women manifests in different patterns, generally is more diffuse, and can occur at any age. In men, there is a strong genetic pattern, whereas in women other underlying conditions play major role in thinning of the hair.
Women typically notice hair loss during the menopausal period with reduced hair density usually in the middle of the scalp that thins laterally. The hair is often miniaturized because of a longer resting telogen phase. Sometimes hair loss occurs in the frontal hairline. Female patterned hair loss can be treated successfully surgically.
Hair transplant surgery, is an outpatient surgical procedure performed in the hospital environment. New technology and improved surgical techniques are transforming the hair transplant industry. For the female hair transplantation, we use FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method. This method does not leave a large linear scar at the donor area.
Women with localized hair loss (hair thinning in the frontal hairline and the top of the scalp) are the excellent candidates for surgical hair restoration. Women with diffuse hair loss is not considered as good candidates for surgery. Generally speaking, women hair transplant is a good surgery option if hairline restoration is needed or if localized balding pattern is available.
Female hair transplant takes approximately 3-6 hours depending number of grafts can be harvested and transplanted. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and no hospital stay is required after the operation. The patients is having the first follow-up checks on the next day of transplantation and the follow-up checks will continue until the departure. As we perform hair transplant with FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method, the patient won't have any stitches or incisions. That means, patient can resume her normal life couple of days after her operation.