A woman’s hair can be her crown and glory, and it’s not uncommon for thousands of pounds to be spent maintaining it over the course of a lifetime.
There can be a number of reasons behind female hair loss; from lack of adequate nutrition and stress, to traction alopecia or hormonal imbalances. Whilst hair restoration is a good option for nearly 90% of the balding men, women can also benefit from hair transplant procedures. .
Are You a Good Candidate?
Hair loss in a woman should never be considered "normal"; however, the cause should be pursued until a diagnosis is established. The women who tend potential candidates for surgical hair restoration are:
- Women who have suffered hair loss due to mechanical or traction Alopecia (non- hormonal)
- Women with alopecia marginalis, a condition that looks very similar to traction alopecia.
- Women who have a distinct pattern of baldness, similar to that of male pattern baldness. This includes:
- hairline recession
- vertex thinning
- A donor area that is not affected by androgenetic Alopecia
- Women who have had previous cosmetic or plastic surgery and are concerned about hair loss around the incision sites.
- Women who suffer hair loss due to trauma, including burn victims, scarring from accidents and chemical burns.
The most common reason why a woman would not be a great candidate for a hair transplant would be because they don’t suffer with pattern baldness.
If you do suffer however, and for the other aforementioned reasons, then you may benefit from this procedure.
The U- FUE method for women
Hair transplant clinics such as the renowned Crown Clinic is one of a few clinics that can perform the U-FUE hair transplant. The U simply stands for unshaven or undetectable. A traditional FUE hair transplant is performed with the donor area shaved to have access to the maximum number of hairs possible to harvest. The U-FUE however, is next advancement in the treatment of hair loss.
The walk-in, walk-out method which requires no hospital stay and leaves no visible scarring, works through the extraction of individual follicles from a donor area which are then transplanted one-by-one into the area that needs to be treated.
With a regular FUE transplant, a small section of the back or side of the scalp is shaved to obtain the donor hair follicles.
With an U- FUE, this is eliminated entirely; making it perfect for those with longer hair. Patients can keep their original hair in the same style and length both during and after the procedure, meaning it is entirely undetectable.
A professional and skilled surgeon will only agree to perform the treatment if they believe the final result will be beneficial to your needs.
Transplantation is the only way to restore hair in areas that have lost their follicles completely, providing your donor areas is acceptable to harvest. If it is the case, then your surgeon will be able to perform an undetectable transplant.