Women and Hair Transplants
Women have always yearned to have beautiful thick, full hair. Regardless of length, style or color, a full head of hair is always in style. Like men, women may suffer from hair thinning and loss. As a solution, some ladies look into hair transplant or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
What is A Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant, also known as follicular unit extraction or FUE, is a medical procedure where a physician surgically moves hair follicles from one area to another area for growth. Doctors take the needed follicles and then graft them in the area where the patient has a need for new hair growth. Physicians arrange the grafts in a random pattern so the hair looks natural as it begins to grow back.
Are transplants for women different than transplants for men?
Transplants for women are gaining popularity as they are somewhat newer, but they are no different than those from men. Doctors do give extra attention to how female physiology can influence hair growth and healing of the graft.
What type of woman is a good candidate for a hair transplant?
In general, women whom suffer from hair loss in any particular area of the scalp are good candidates. Women who have female-pattern baldness also are good candidates. Hair loss that is generalized over the entire scalp is much harder to treat, but not impossible. It is important to see a physician that specializes in hair transplants to be sure you are receiving the highest level of expertise and attention to detail.
What should I expect after surgery and what are the benefits
Just like men, women sometimes do experience side effects from hair transplants. These tend to be minor and are not permanent. Examples of side effects women may experience include numbness or tenderness of the scalp, redness, and possible itching. After surgery, Dr. DeLange suggests using a unique formula for post operative care. This formula consist of copper tri-peptide technology, sea kelp extracts and keratinocyte growth factors.
To make sure your recovery is nothing less than perfect and as easy as can be, Dr. DeLange is happy to provide this to every hair transplant surgery patient. Hair transplants for woman can be life changing (in a good way of course)! Women and Hair Transplants. When a woman goes through the process of a hair transplant, the extra hair growth gives her style more volume and dimension to her hair. In a recent study, about 41% of hair transplant surgeries in 2016 throughout the United States were women. Don’t let hair loss stand in the way of feeling and looking your best!