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Hair Replacement For Women
Although hair loss is mainly associated with men, female pattern hair loss is increasingly diagnosed and successfully treated with hair restoration surgery in the fairer sex.
Due to societal pressures, women are especially vulnerable to the social discomfort and even emotional trauma associated with early hair loss. Many women find female balding a very confusing experience and self-diagnosis tends to be ineffective, since women's hair loss does not generally follow the same patterns as male balding. Unlike hair loss in men, female scalp hair loss can commence at any age from 50 upwards. This may not have any genetic or hereditary explanation and may not conform to any documented pattern. Furthermore, women who begin to notice their hair thinning are often confused as to the cause, since temporary thinning is associated with a host of female conditions, including pregnancy and illness.
It is best to have any existing condition evaluated and diagnosed by a trained hair restoration surgeon before hair loss has reached a point where donor hair may no longer be sufficient to facilitate hair replacement treatment.
Although hair loss in women can be contributed to a range of environmental stressors including (but not limited to) hormonal, nutritional, drug-associated, or stress-associated factors, the most common cause is androgenetic alopecia, a genetic sensitivity to the effect males hormones (called androgens) have on hair follicles.
Patterns of female androgenetic alopecia take on various appearances. Documented patterns that may occur include:
- Generalised thinning over the whole head, which, due to insufficient donor hair, is not suitable for hair restoration surgery.
- Hair loss in the frontal, temporal and/or crown areas because of excellent remaining donor hair, this is highly suitable for hair replacement treatment. Women experiencing this pattern of hair loss experience excellent results following hair transplantation.
At Medical Hair Restoration, we understand that hair loss in women can be very emotional, that is why we have a team of dedicated hair restoration surgeons to assist you in correctly diagnosing and treating thinning scalp hair. Once a diagnosis is made, the surgeon in question will be able to recommend the correct course of women's hair loss treatment, which may or may not result in hair replacement treatment.