Hair Loss in Women
Nearly 30% of females over the age of 30 years old experience hair thinning. So believe it or not, hair transplants in females is not uncommon. This procedure improves hair density and shape in cases of female hair loss. Furthermore, hair transplants are also offered to females after our signature hairline lowering surgery. This provides further hair density at the front of the hairline but also helps camouflage the scar better.
Female hairline restoration is both an art and a science. It is crucial not only to maintain a natural shape but also to accurately recreate all of the subtleties of a female hairline. Each patient varies slightly but a female hairline could be round, oval, or even rectangular.
Many women lose hair and experience thinning hair as they age. While female hair loss may also be genetic similar to males, there are many medical conditions that may preclude surgery as a safe treatment option. If hair loss is actively occurring at a fast rate, then surgery is likely not an option. A thorough evaluation into your medical history, hormone levels and skin would be a good idea. Low iron levels, recent pregnancy, or even hypothyroidism may be the cause of hair loss. As such, it is important to be seen and evaluated for all possible causes.
Sometimes females do not lose as much hair as the hair shaft itself thins. This process makes the hair look much thinner overall and the bald scalp more visible even though the actual number of hair shafts may not be less. Other women undergo both thinning of the hair shaft and also reduction in the total number of hair shafts. This combination of hair loss is actually the more common scenario and poses a larger challenge for achieving full hair restoration. When we perform hair transplantation, the success rate largely relies on the thickness and density of the donor hair area. As such, non-surgical therapies represent a significant component to hair restoration for women when surgical hair transplants may not be a viable option.
When Should I Consider Getting a Hair Restoration Treatment?
Hair loss in women varies from woman to woman due to genetics and lifestyle factors. It is normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. If you feel that you’re losing more than that, you should consult with Dr. Demetri.
Most people are still developing their hairline until the age of 30. As long as the hairline is still developing, what some candidates may think of as a receding hairline may not be the case.
What Can I Expect During the Consultation?
During the consultation, patients will be asked about their complete medical history. This will help us identify which factors are affecting the rate of your hair loss. Hair loss in women can be caused by medication, an underlying medical condition, genetics, lifestyle, and many other factors. You may also be asked to provide previous lab test results to give us a complete background check.
Your current hair’s condition will also be observed. Those with severe hair loss may not have enough hair graft donor sites to qualify for the treatment.
Once your eligibility is confirmed, a treatment plan will be prepared for you. Hair restoration for women is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Your recommended treatment plan will match your hair-regrowth needs.
How to Prepare for Hair Restoration Treatments
Hair restoration treatments work best when patients practice a healthy lifestyle. Before undergoing a treatment session, you may need to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
Women who are recommended to undergo hair transplant surgery will be asked to take a break from anti-coagulants, anti-inflammatory medications, and herbal supplements.
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Contact Dr. Demetri for more information regarding hair loss in women in Tampa and Beverly Hills, or to schedule your consultation.