Transplant For Women
Can Females Have Hair Transplants?
With 40% of all alopecia sufferers being female, 80% of women experiencing noticeable hair loss by the age of 60, but only 12% of women with hair loss pursuing hair restoration treatment (compared with 20% of male alopecia sufferers!) – there’s little more to be said. More and more women are suffering from hair loss, but not all of them are seeking the treatment that they need!
Hair transplantation does not need to be an exclusively ‘male’ treatment. The fairer sex are coming forward and becoming more proactive in taking matters into their own hands – 20-30% of our clientele at Terra are women looking to improve their appearance, self-esteem, and confidence through the use of hair transplantation solutions for female hair loss.
Why Do Ladies Need Hair Transplant?
Why Do Ladies Need Hair Transplant?
There are some reasons why a woman may consider hair transplantation:
- Traumatic injuries to the scalp which has caused skin scarring and damage to the hair follicles, resulting in areas of permanent hair loss
- Dissatisfaction with your hairline (Some may be born with a high hairline and desire a lower hairline, as a youthful and feminine face is associated with low and round hairlines)
- Looking to improve the thickness of their hair
- Having areas of permanent hair loss from previous severe scalp infections that damage the hair follicles
- Having progressive female pattern hair loss resulting in loss of hair around the scalp that does not grow back
Is Hair Transplant Suitable For All Ladies?
There are certain things to consider when it comes to hair transplants for women. Men typically have a classic pattern of hair loss (androgenetic alopecia), which is usually around the hairline which recedes backwards, or at the crown of the head, preserving the hairs on the sides. This makes hair transplantation easier in a sense because the donor sites will rarely have loss of hair over the areas. In women, female pattern hair loss is usually more spread out over the scalp. A larger amount of donor hair may be needed to fill over all the shedded areas. The greater the area that needs graft implantation, the larger the donor sites need to be. Additionally, this can make the operation take a longer amount of time as well as an increased cost which is usually calculated on a per graft basis.
Hence, it is important to make a fully informed decision if you are a lady looking into hair transplantation. Hair transplant surgeries are not a ‘quick fix’ like putting on a wig – you will not be waking up the next day to a full head of hair! Hair regrowth after transplantation will take months up to a year to see the full effect of the procedure’s results, so if you are someone who is in a rush, you may need to consider other options. Ladies with longer hair may also need to shave or trim the hair in certain areas. However, do not worry! As long as your hair length is at the level of your shoulders, our specially-trained team will be able to perform an ‘undercut’ for your hair in a way that helps to hide the shaved donor areas. Our FUE method of hair transplantation also ensures that the surgery is minimally-invasive with a shorter downtime for recovery so you can sooner get back to your daily life.
One important thing to note is whether you are the right candidate for hair transplant surgery. It is often only considered when all other options have been tried and met with failure. Oftentimes, the doctor will trial other non-surgical options such as topical minoxidil applications or Regenera Activa therapy before settling on hair transplants as a treatment. Treatment suggestions are done after a thorough consultation with our hair loss specialists, whereby your medical history and scalp will be assessed. Factors such as your family history of female pattern hair loss, age, onset of hair loss, progression of hair loss, concurrent medical conditions or medications, and availability of donor hair will all be considered before deciding that you are a good fit for female hair transplant surgery. Blood tests will be needed to rule out any other form of deficiency that may be contraindicated for the hair transplantation procedure.
How Much Of A Lower Hairline Can I Expect From A Hair Transplant?
If you are considering hair transplant surgery to lower a high hairline, it will typically be 1-2 centimetres lower than your original hairline. Ideally, a woman’s hairline should be 5-6.5cm above their eyebrows.
When it comes to your appearance and aesthetic beauty, we understand that meeting your personal goals and expectations are at the forefront of a satisfactory treatment. This will be discussed in length during the consultation session to ensure that the treatment will result in a hairline shape that is suited to your natural appearance, as every individual’s facial features are different. You can be assured that all our doctors are well-trained to provide you with the confidence you need to make the right decision regarding your health and beauty.
If you are looking at FUE hair transplant surgery as an option for your hair loss but would like more clarity, contact our team at Terra Medical today! Our certified hair loss professionals look forward to journeying with you towards achieving your specific beauty goals.