Women and Hair Transplants – Are You a Candidate?
Sorry to break it to you ladies, but females aren’t immune to hair loss either. Even though hair loss is typically thought of as something that only men are burdened with, plenty of women experience their fair share of follicular changes too. In fact, an estimated 40% of hair loss sufferers are indeed female! And by the time they reach 50, roughly half of all women will be dealing with some degree of female pattern hair loss.
Yes – you can blame your mother if you go bald or are starting to thin out. Most people don’t know that heredity plays a significant role in determining if and when you’ll lose your hair. Both your mother’s and father’s genes have a say in whether hair loss is a possibility in your near future, but surprisingly it’s the DNA you inherit from your mom that has the strongest influence! It’s estimated that approximately 30 million women experience hair loss as a direct result of their genetic make-up.
These sufferers have what is called diffuse hair loss, which is thinning in all areas of the head including the sides and the back of the head-which can create a problem as these are the areas that act as the donor site (in men) where the hair is removed and transplanted to the areas in need. Thus, if you try to remove the thinning hair and its accompanying follicles from the donor areas in attempt to transplant them at the recipient site.. these poor follicles won’t survive and will just fall out-making your hair transplant a waste of time and money.
Any doctor who attempts to transplant hair from an ‘unstable’ donor zone is unethical and is just trying to take economic advantage of the patient while they’re in a state of desperation.
Another ordinary form of female hair loss is traction alopecia, which is extreme tension or pulling of the hair for extended periods of time. Thus, making the hair follicles becoming weaker and weaker, and eventually falling out. The tension is caused from braids, weaves, hair extensions, wigs and tight hair ties. The bad news is this is a permanent type of hair loss in which the hair can no longer grow back. The good news is, you are highly likely to be a suitable candidate for an FUE or FUT/Strip hair transplant surgery. Dr. Yazdan uses some of the smallest sized punch tools during extractions using precise attention to detail, considerably minimizing the risk of scarring at the donor and recipient sites. Finding a surgeon you can trust is crucial… The last thing you’d want is an unsuccessful hair transplant and bad scarring!
If you fall under the category of diffuse hair loss- Don’t be too discouraged- it’s not hopeless and here at Modena Hair Institute, we have successful alternatives to restore your head of hair. Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Yazdan has had positive results treating this form of hair loss in women with advanced treatments such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and laser hair therapy.
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link