Although many people mistakenly think of pattern hair loss as a distinctly male issue, millions of women throughout the United States suffer from the condition. In fact, female hair loss affects more than 10 percent of pre-menopausal women and over half of all women aged 65 and older. Many of these women are forced to deal with depression, low self-esteem, and a dramatic loss of confidence, especially since, unlike male hair loss, female hair loss is not considered “normal” by a large segment of society.
Of course, female hair loss is quite common, which is why the hair loss experts at True & Dorin regularly tailor hair restoration solutions to the unique needs of female patients. At our hair loss clinic in New York, hair transplants for women can be customized to treat the most common types of female hair loss. If you or someone you love is experiencing female hair loss, our hair transplant surgeons would welcome the opportunity to explain the available solutions during a confidential, one-on-one consultation at our state-of-the-art clinic.
Why do women lose hair?
Most women begin to lose their hair for the same reason that most men begin to lose their hair: it is simply part of their genetic programming. Although hair loss can begin when a woman is still in her twenties, it generally starts later in life and is usually triggered by an event such as menopause or pregnancy. Female pattern baldness generally differs from male pattern baldness in that the former tends to involve thinning on the top of the scalp, while the hairline remains more or less intact. Total or near total baldness is extremely rare in women.
Hair Transplant Surgery for Women
As is the case with male pattern baldness, hair transplant surgery is the most effective permanent solution for female hair loss. Hair transplant surgery gives women who are experiencing hair loss the opportunity to once again have full heads of their own healthy, growing hair. At True & Dorin, we use two advanced hair transplant techniques to treat hair loss in women:
- Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): During this procedure, strips of hair follicles are carefully harvested and then transplanted into areas of the scalp where the hair is thinning.
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): During this minimally invasive procedure, individual hair follicles are meticulously extracted and implanted into balding areas of the scalp.
Both methods of hair transplantation result in significantly thicker, fuller hair, with final results becoming evident roughly nine to twelve months after surgery. The transplanted hair is permanent; it will not fall out and can be styled and cut however the patient pleases. Most patients feel more attractive, confident, and self-assured after the procedure and are grateful for the second chance to have a head full of their own healthy hair.
Learn More about Hair Transplants for Women
To learn more about hair transplants for women, or to schedule your initial consultation with one of our renowned hair loss experts, please contact True & Dorin today.