The first sign of female hair loss is often excess shedding while combing and brushing.
As hair loss progresses over time, women tend to notice thin or patchy areas where bald scalp is visible.
While women rarely become bald like men, hair loss can be cosmetically unappealing and can give an older and unhealthy appearance. Women often face a much stronger social stigma about thinning hair than men do, which in turn affects their self-image.
Complexities of Female Hair Loss
Women’s hairlines are far more complex than men’s, as the hair often features subtle swirls and directional changes.
These must be mimicked in the surgical design for the hair transplant to look natural. Furthermore, in female patients the physician is often required to implant in and around existing hair, as most women who seek hair transplantation are experiencing thinning rather than outright baldness. This slows down the graft insertion process and makes the procedure take slightly longer compared to male patients and may necessitate more than one transplant session. However, the key to a successful procedure is the implantation technique- artistically restoring natural hair density, hairlines, angles and patterns to re-create a desired hairstyle that look natural from every angle and range.
Again, women with diffuse hair loss (thinning all over) rather than the patterned hair loss (where the hair loss is localized to the front and top of the scalp) are generally not good candidates for hair transplants.
Although the cost of a female hair transplant may be higher than other non-surgical types of hair loss treatments, it is a permanent one-time cost and solution that provides dramatic and successful results.
Costs vary greatly from patient to patient, depending on the type of treatment required.
Whatever treatment you decide, surgical or non-surgical, having healthy natural looking hair contributes not only to self-assurance and overall self-confidence, but also to your overall wellness and vitality. As specialists in cosmetic medicine, we can advise you on complementing facial rejuvenation treatments that can often be combined with your hair restoration procedure to achieve even more outstanding results.