Women’s Hair Transplants
While hair transplants are frequently thought of as hair loss surgery technique for men, almost a third of our hair restoration patients are women. In basic terms, a hair transplant involves transposing hair from the back of the scalp (the donor site) and placing it in the front or mid portion of the scalp where the hair has fallen out. The technique of hair transplantation in women is very similar to that performed for men but there are some subtle differences as well. For example, a women’s natural hair is often more susceptible to “shock loss” if the transplant is performed too aggressively. In addition, the softer quality of the donor hair in some women will favor the use of slightly larger grafts in some patients to provide increased density, yet still maintain a completely natural result. Your individual consultation will provide you with an understanding of your individual options to obtain the best possible hair restoration result.
Treatment Options for Female Pattern Hair Loss
Pattern hair loss is a progressive condition, and our surgeons encourage women who are experiencing thinning hair to seek proper diagnosis and treatment from a doctor experienced in hair restoration. Female pattern hair loss can have a tremendous impact on a woman’s quality of life and it’s important for them to understand there are solutions available. With the latest hair restoration and transplantation techniques, Dr. Houssock can potentially reverse the appearance of hair loss, to create a fuller, thicker head of natural hair. She understands that a woman’s hair is often a significant part of her identity and she has helped many women reclaim their confidence with hair transplant surgery and other treatment options.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many questions patients ask about hair transplants. Visit our page with frequently asked questions about hair restoration surgery for further information.