Hair Restoration is not just for men.
There Are Two Types of
Female Hair Loss
YES, hair transplants work for women! Female hair loss affects nearly 40% of all women at some point in their life. The majority of women begin seeing hair loss in their 40’s and 50’s but it can affect women at any age.
Which type do you have?
To determine your most effective treatment for female hair loss: First, identify the type of hair loss you have:
Female Hair Loss Corrected with a Hair Transplant
Diffuse Hair Loss
CAN I even get a Hair Transplant?
For those with Diffuse hair loss, a hair transplant is not recommended until diffuse thinning is under control. But Why? Hair taken from thinning areas is unpredictable! If the patient has diffuse thinning (thinning everywhere including the sides and back of the head), a transplant will be ineffective. In other words, the transplanted hair would be unpredictable because it may or may not fall out in the future.
I Have Diffuse Thinning, What Are My Options?
It is recommended that patients with diffuse thinning must first get thinning under control with alternative treatments such as Enhanced Plasma Therapy, FDA Approved Shampoos, Vitamins or Laser Therapy.
Does this mean I can NEVER get a Hair Transplant?
No! Although it can be risky (meaning that transplanted hair may still fall out in the future), if diffuse thinning is corrected and evidence of pattern baldness is still present, a hair transplant can be effective. You must work closely with our doctors to determine if a hair transplant is right for you, however, you must be aware of the risks because there is no guarantee with patients who have diffuse thinning.
Female Pattern Hair Loss
Identify Your Stage
Female pattern baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia) is the most common type of female hair loss which CAN be treated with a hair transplant.
This type of thinning is caused by genetics, meaning that someone in your family on either side (male or female) had pattern baldness (thinning on the top of the head and / or the crown).
If you find that your hair loss resembles one of the 9 images in the diagram, you probably have female pattern hair loss. The good news is, there are many ways to treat this!
The Science Behind a Hair Transplant
The success of a hair transplant depends on the availability of healthy hair, which is needed to guarantee a lasting result. A hormone called DHT is the cause of hair loss but it has no effect on healthy hair. In patients with Female Pattern Hair Loss also known as pattern baldness, hairs on the top and crown area grow weaker, more fragile and eventually die because they are suseptable to DHT while healthy hair on the sides and back of the head remain constant. This resilient hair can last a lifetime making it a permanent solution for those who need a hair transplant.
The Miracle of the Safe Zone
Doctors call the area on the sides and the back of the head “the safe zone”. The reason a hair transplant is so effective is because hair taken from the safe zone and transplanted to thinning areas remains resilient and can last a lifetime.
Causes of Hair Loss
The most common cause of hair loss is pattern baldness. Effective treatments include: hair transplants, Enhanced Plasma Therapy, Laser Therapy and FDA medications and approved shampoos. A fluctuation in hormones can also cause hair loss which makes diagnosis and treatment much more complicated for women. Fluctuations can be seen during and after pregnancy as well as before, during and after menopause. Other common causes include disease, medications and injury that results in scarring. Certain type of hair styles such as pony tails or braids can cause scarring which result in hair loss. Hair extensions of any type are extremely harmful and can cause extensive hair loss. African American women often see extensive hair loss in the temples and frontal hair line from braids and extensions.
Causes and Solutions
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Enhanced Plasma Therapy
Also used in conjunction with a hair transplant or as an alternative to a hair transplant, Enhanced Plasma Therapy can slow or stop hair loss and even stimulate hair growth.