Female Hair Loss
Male-pattern hair loss is s cosmetic problem for some; however, it is also a sign of maturity and some kind of a manly feature. But when it’s a female-hair transplant, it is completely a cosmetic problem because norms of society by no means consider bald women as sexually attractive or mature. So it is a significant problem for women if their hair starts to shed no matter how old they are. So female hair transplant is the best treatment option for women who would like to recover their hair permanently.
Causes Of Female Pattern hair Loss
There are a variety of causes that may lead to female hair loss. But it is the female-pattern hair loss, also called androgenetic alopecia and male-pattern hair loss, which is responsible for most female hair loss cases. Other than that, vitamin deficiencies, certain autoimmune diseases, and hormonal disorders may result in female hair loss.
Female-pattern hair loss is the female version of male-pattern hair loss, with a few differences in play. It is caused by a combination of androgens and genetic make-up. Androgens, particularly the DHT hormone, accumulate in the hair follicles, causing irreversible damage in women genetically susceptible to this hormone. Hair follicles eventually fall out because of the DHT hormone's weakening effects. Caused more or less the same reasons as male-pattern hair loss, female-pattern hair loss can be affected by other hormones than male hormones, and has a distinctive hair-loss pattern. While male-pattern hair loss presents itself with receding hairline and bald patches on the crown. However, female-pattern hair loss presents itself with diffuse hair loss all over the head and usually does not progress to severe hair loss.
Hair Transplant For Women and DHI Hair Transplant
Hair transplant for women is performed more or less the same way as hair transplantation for men. However, women generally opt for the DHT hair transplant method, which does need shaving of hair. In other hair transplant methods, your doctor will need to shave your hair to see the area of surgery matter and to avoid any mistakes.
Your doctor will first collect grafts from the donor area. The donor area is usually the back of your neck where the hair follicles are resistant to the effects of the DHT hormone. Right after collecting the grafts, your doctor will begin the implantation process. In FUE hair transplant, your doctor has to open channels to implant grafts so they also need to shave your hair to better see the channels during implantation.
However, in the DHI technique, they can open channels and implant grafts at the same time thanks to the Choi implanter pen. Choi implanter pen is a special pen-shaped tool that enables your doctor to transplant the grafts with only one touch on the scalp. So this technique is quite innovative and efficient, especially for those who do not like their hair shaved.
Before And After Female Hair transplant
There are some points to consider before and after a female hair transplant. Your doctor will first conduct a physical examination to see the condition of your scalp. After the right diagnosis, they can decide whether you are a good candidate for the hair transplant procedure. They will also run some tests to check if you have any health conditions or problems. If you have any problem that makes you ineligible for this surgery, then the procedure will be canceled.
Before the procedure, your doctor will also draw a hairline for your new hair. This is also an important step as with a wrong hairline your forehead may look too wide or narrow. Apart from that, your doctor will decide how many grafts to collect to cover the bald spots on your scalp. During the procedure, your doctor will collect the number of grafts accordingly, however they may need to make some changes if necessary.
After the procedure, you need to protect your head from water for the first 3 days. On the third day of the surgery, your doctor will wash your hair with a special lotion. And then you will have to wash your every day for 15 days to help crusts on your head fall out. You also should not itch your scalp to avoid damage to the newly transplanted hair follicles. You also avoid heavy exercises for a few months after the hair transplant procedure but you can mild exercises like yoga and walking in a week after the procedure. You should also eat well and avoid smoking and alcohol for healthy hair growth.
Women Hair Transplant Before After Photos
Here are examples and results of women hair transplants, below you can find women hair transplant before after photos.