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Hair Transplants for Females:What You Should Know Before You Go

Hair Transplants for Females:What You Should Know Before You Go
February 10, 2019 / By medadmin

Hair Transplants for Females:What You Should Know Before You Go

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Making the Decision

More than 25 percent of women experience hair loss or thinning in the U.S. However, just 13 percent of these women get  hair restoration treatment. Many women suffer from diffuse hair loss (DHL), and there is treatment for it. If you suffer from this condition, you initially have to go through a medical evaluation with a hair surgeon.

The Process

Women who choose to undergo a hair transplant treatment can get a scalp reduction or hair grafting. During scalp reduction, the scalp that doesn’t allow hair growth is removed and the area that does allow it is stretched to fit the balding area. This can decrease approximately half of the balding area and cover the back and top of the head. Scalp reduction normally takes about three to four hours. Most patients return to work in a week. They should avoid strenuous activities for at least three weeks. One of the most common side effects of scalp reduction is  tightness in the scalp. This is because the skin needs enough time to get soft and settle into a different area.

During a hair graft, an anesthetic is injected directly into the patient’s scalp. The area of the head where healthy hair follicles live must then be cut short. This way, the grafts taken from the area are reachable. In general, grafts are placed ⅛  of an inch apart from each other to allow healthy circulation in the head. Those who opt for hair grafts normally recover within two weeks.

Consult with a Hair Surgeon

If you have lost some or all of your hair, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance. However, you have the option of getting a hair transplant and completely transforming yourself. To get the process started, schedule a consultation with a reputable hair transplant doctor today. He or she an evaluate your condition and determine if you are a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. The doctor will ask for details about your medical history and perform a microscopic evaluation to see if you have healthy donor hair or not. Be sure to tell the doctor all of the medications you are currently taking and whether or not you’ve had hair loss treatments in the past.

If you have any questions of your own during the consultation, do not hesitate to ask them. Many hair transplants doctors offer free initial consultations to their patients.


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Dr. Robin Unger, MD, Hair Transplant NYC