Female Hair Transplantation

ludwigAlthough the majority of female hair loss is genetic like males, female hair loss presents itself differently. Usually genetic hair loss in females starts later after menopause as estrogen levels begin to drop. Female hair loss is usually more diffuse creating a veil thinning rather than the more distinct male pattern of hair loss.

Women with genetic hair loss may or may not be candidates for hair transplantation. If the thinning is too veiled and the thinning extends to the sides and the back there may not be a sufficient donor hair to effectively fill in the thinning areas.

Traction Alopecia

Another common cause for female hair transplantation is traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is when constant tension from either braiding or hair weaves damages the hair follicle to the point that strong new hairs will no longer grow back. When the traction has been prolonged the damage is permanent. This is particularly prevalent in African American women.

The good news is that in many cases the remaining donor hair is strong and the thin or bald areas can be restored.

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Dr. Yazdan discusses Traction Alopecia on The Doctors TV Show

Countess Vaughn the actress who is best known for her roles on “227,” “Moesha” and “The Parkers” has been MIA on our TV screen. She recently appeared on “The Doctors” to discuss her horrifying experience with lace front wigs. Dr. Amir Yazdan was invited to examine her and discuss her condition.