Hair Transplants for Women

Hair loss can affect women as well as men. About a quarter of women suffer from hair loss in the United States. Although hair loss is more acceptable among men, it is unacceptable among women. It can significantly affect one’s self-confidence and interfere with one’s social life and work. This is the only permanent solution to hair loss and more women are considering this option. Hair transplant can be used to implant hairs on the scalp, eyebrows, sideburns, and even to create a transgender hairline.

There are many reversible conditions, especially among women, that may lead to hair loss. The most common medical conditions include thyroid problems, low iron levels, and hormonal abnormalities. Even stress can be a factor, especially among women. There are many other medical conditions that can lead to hair loss. Los Angeles Hair Transplant Center conducts a detailed medical history and hair analysis to determine if there are any reversible medical conditions that would need to be addressed. Blood tests are required to confirm thyroid problems and iron deficiencies.

Once reversible medical conditions are excluded, Los Angeles Hair Transplant Center presents you with various medical options as well as hair transplantation. Medical therapies may include Rogaine (minoxidil), low-level light treatments, Aldactone (Spironolactone) and even Propecia (Finasteride). Initially, conservative treatments are tried using a combination of topical, oral and light therapy. If no benefit is observed at six to twelve months, hair transplant is then recommended.

Just like men, women are also candidates for female hair transplantation. This is the only permanent solution to hair loss. The procedure entails the removal of hair from the back of the scalp to the thinning areas. Unlike men, women require far less number of grafts, and the results are great. Hair transplantation is an in-office procedure with minimal discomfort. No general anesthesia is required. It usually takes few hours depending on the number of hair grafts desired.