Hair transplantation for women
If you are asking if hair transplantation can be performed on women, the answer to this question is both yes and no. In fact, this situation, which keeps women very busy, revolves around the types of hair loss. Let us first give you the following information: A hair transplant can be performed on women. However, the issue to be considered here is the type of hair loss.
Although hair transplants are much less necessary for women than for men, it can also be an ideal treatment method for women who are at the right hair loss level.
For hair problems that occur in women for permanent reasons, the following operations can be performed:
- Hair transplantation,
- Hair density,
- Forehead contraction,
- Correction of the front hairline,
- Eyebrow transplant,
- Eyelash transplants.
The application of hair transplantation procedures in women works similarly to that of male patients. Accordingly, it must first be decided whether the patient is suitable for hair transplantation. Before hair transplantation in women, it is examined whether there is a metabolic problem, and it is shown that the hair loss begins for a non-temporary reason and is permanent.
With whom can it be performed?
- Hair analyses and tests are very important for hair transplantation in women.
- Hair transplants can be carried out on women over 24 years of age.
- In order to perform hair transplantation in women, the patient’s general state of health must be appropriate.
- The operation is not performed for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B.
- It is expected that the type of hair loss is of a permanent nature.
- The patient should not have metabolic or hormonal problems.
- In the donor area, there must be sufficient hair roots.
- Women with male type hair loss are suitable candidates for hair transplantation.
- In case of diffuse hair loss, hair transplantation may not be performed.
Hair transplants for women are only carried out in cases of permanent hair loss. If there is not enough hair root in the donor area, i.e. the neck area between the two ears, the hair transplant surgery cannot achieve the desired success. Since hair loss types are usually diffuse (female hair loss), hair transplantation is less common in women.
Types of hair loss
The type of hair loss is the first indication of whether a hair transplant can be performed on women or not. Since hair loss, which is divided into temporary and permanent hair loss and can be caused in women by environmental factors, stress, hormonal problems, various diseases, nutritional problems or pregnancy, the hair loss stops and the hair can grow again. Therefore, in case of temporary hair loss during hair transplants, the patient is referred to various treatments. In cases that are among the causes of permanent hair loss, such as genetic predisposition, the hair transplantation method may not work. Permanent hair loss types are divided into 3. We can divide hair loss into 3 types. These include:
1. male type hair loss,
2. hair loss female type,
3. regional loss.
For more detailed information on permanent and temporary hair loss types, please read the following article: “Hair Loss Types”
If we look at the types of hair loss, the donor area for transplantation should be sufficient to be able to perform hair transplantation for male type hair loss and regional hair loss. For female type hair loss, there is no area from which to make a supplement, as the hair in each region becomes thinner. This difference significantly influences the success of hair transplantation in men and women with female hair loss. It would be wrong to draw the conclusion that “hair transplantation cannot be performed in case of female type hair loss”. What is important here is the level of hair loss and the expectations of the person. The best solution for people with permanent hair loss is hair transplantation. Hair transplants lead to successful results in women who have male type hair loss due to permanent hair loss.
All types of hair loss can be observed in both men and women.
For detailed information on male type hair loss in women, please read the following article:
“What is male type hair loss in women?’’
The expectations of women from a hair transplant
Women with female type hair loss may prefer a thickening of the front and upper area instead of the neck area.
In addition to the points to consider before hair transplantation in women, there are some general rules.
In this way, they can close the neck areas with their long hair. In addition, hair transplantation in women can be performed when the forehead is opened or when the forehead is congenitally open. In some cases, scars or operation scars (sutures) may occur. Since in such cases no more hair grows from the cut areas, the procedure that provides the solution is again a hair transplant.
With female type hair loss in men, the situation is somewhat more difficult and in general, hair transplantation used for this type of hair loss does not produce results that meet expectations.
Before deciding on hair transplantation for women, the reasons for hair loss and the type of hair loss must also be investigated. The reason for hair loss in women, who have much less baldness than men, should be well established. When women experience severe hair loss, it should be checked whether there is a hormonal problem and the underlying causes of the loss should be carefully investigated.