Female Hair Transplant Overview
Nowadays, not only men but also many females are suffering from hair loss. When women suffer continuous hair loss, they may panic.
Imagine seeing the chunks of hair on your pillow, floor or while washing your hair. You feel helpless.
Many a times, because of excessive hair loss they start losing their confidence. You might be suffering from female pattern hair loss as well as female version of male pattern baldness.
To overcome this, women start to look for ways or treatment to stop hair loss. However, if nothing helps and they are suffering from bald patches then hair transplant is a good option for them.
Hair Growth Cycle
Duration of growth and rest cycle of hair depends on localization of hair, age and nutritious habits of a person.
Physiology of hair is a cyclic process. Follicular unit goes through different phases such as:
It is based on the nutritional and hormonal status of a person.
Women can inherit genes for pattern baldness from either of the parents which will lead to hair loss.
Due to hormonal disturbance such as menopause which happens after the age of 45, women may start losing hair.
It is an auto immune disease in which white blood cells attack hair follicles causing hair loss.
Some medications and medical treatment such as chemotherapy cause hair loss as side effect.
A large number of the hair go in resting phase after pregnancy causing hair loss. You may experience excessive hair fall 3-4 months after delivery. This condition will reverse in most cases.
Forehead reduction : It is an invasive procedure in which the skin from your forehead is removed.
Hairline restoration : It is a non-invasive procedure which is done by planting hair grafts. It is favoured as it is safe, has minimum recovery period and minimal swelling.
For female, FUT Hair Transplant is done by taking out a strip of skin from the back of your head. It has highest hair density.
The surgeon will monitor anaesthesia to your scalp and look for an area which is elastic and can be easily hidden by the above hair.
Above hair from that area are lifted. Your surgeon will then shave the small area from which they are going to harvest the hair strip. Later, he will stitch the wound caused by it.
The surgeon will dissect the hair strip under stereo microscope and plant the follicular unit grafts in recipient region by making incisions in it.
The scar caused by the surgery will not be visible as it will be hidden by your hair. You will start to notice the result of hair growth around 5 months after the surgery.
In female FUE Hair Transplant, the surgeon will monitor anaesthesia to your scalp and hair follicles are extracted from not only the donor region but also from another region of the scalp as well.
After dissecting the hair follicles under stereo microscope, they are planted into incisions made in the recipient area.
You will see the result of FUE Female hair transplant in 10-12 months.
DHI is modified FUE technique. After monitoring anaesthesia to your scalp, a special patented tool is used to extract hair follicles.
They are kept in a specific solution at a fixed temperature.
Then, DHI implanter is used to implant hair in the bald areas of the scalp. It gives a natural look.
This procedure is painless and gives best result in women.
If you are facing a hair thinning problem, PRP is used. In PRP, the surgeon will extract your own blood and place it in centrifuge to separate platelet rich plasma from the blood.
Anaesthesia is given to the scalp. He will then inject the PRP formula on the hair thinning or bald region of your scalp.
This is a non-surgical treatment is also used along with FUE/FUT hair transplant for more successful result.
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