Women's Hair Transplantation
Although there is a misconception that hair transplant operation is only applied to men, hair transplantation operation is also performed for female patients. The fact that women generally have long hair makes hair loss or thinning mostly invisible. However, in some cases, these spills and dilutions become quite evident. While many women experience thinning hair in certain periods of their lives, this rate reaches much higher levels before the menopause period.
While hair loss in men is a condition that is adopted in the normal order of life, significant hair loss for women creates serious traumas and self-confidence deficiencies. For this reason, intervention in women’s hair loss has become a necessity rather than a luxury consumption.
Who Should Have a Woman Hair Transplant?
There are differences between female hair loss and male hair loss. While hair loss occurs locally due to the physiological structure of male individuals, this situation is generally seen in women. For this reason, female hair loss and male hair loss treatments are determined by looking at different contents. The situations that require hair transplantation in female hair loss can be listed as follows:
- Hair loss occurs outside of external factors
- Hair loss cannot be stopped with supplements
- Hair loss caused by alopecia
- Permanent hair loss due to external factors
- Lack of hormonal competence
In cases where these determinations are made, it becomes a necessity to perform a hair transplant operation.
How is a Women's Hair Transplant Operation Performed?
Hair loss in women should be monitored differently compared to male patients. The type of operation to be determined according to the visibility of the shed hair volume can sometimes be FUE and sometimes DHI technique. Since many women have long hair, it is undesirable to shave. Therefore, it is more appropriate to perform DHI hair transplantation within possibilities. However, FUE hair transplantation is also a preferable operation method for a successful and risk-free hair transplant. Both transplantation methods are carried out in accordance with the logic of male hair transplantation.
What are the Advantages of Female Hair Transplantation?
Although hair transplantation is an operation that is frequently applied to men, the number of women who have had hair transplantation has been increasing in recent years. Although the rate and visibility of hair loss is less in women, the psychological problems experienced by women in significant hair loss are much larger. For this reason, a successful hair transplant operation has many advantages for women. These advantages can be listed as follows:
- Seamless operation: Although it is a surgical intervention, hair transplantation is performed under easier conditions than many operations. In the following process, it is possible to use healthy and solid hair.
- Since women usually use long hair, it is quite easy to get a more realistic look.
- Self-confidence gain: Having strong and bushy hair again helps patients feel better and more confident.
- Eliminating the public rush: Women’s hair loss is seen as a more serious problem than men’s hair loss and causes patients to experience difficult situations in this sense. This problem is eliminated with a healthy hair transplant.
Another part as important as the hair transplant process is the healing process after transplantation. After the first few wounds, scab and swelling complications, it is time for the healing process. Being sensitive in this process is very important for the success of hair transplantation. The points to be followed for a successful hair transplant operation can be listed as follows:
– The medicines and recommendations given by the doctors must be followed strictly
– Pressurized water should not be used on the hair area for the first few weeks
– Avoid blood thinners
– Alcohol and tobacco products should not be used in the first few weeks.
– Sports activities should be avoided for the first few weeks.
Shock shedding after hair transplantation is a natural phenomenon after the operation. After this shedding, new and healthy hair will start to grow.
What are the Possible Complications of Female Hair Transplantation?
There are no different complications in hair transplant operations applied to women than those applied to men. Most of these low probability complications can be listed as follows:
- Loss of sensation in the donor area
- Loss of sensation in the transplanted area
One or more of these complications can occur together, but most of the time not. There is no permanent damage in hair transplant operations.