The FUE Solution For Women

FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT FOR WOMEN EXPERIENCING HAIR LOSS

Men aren’t the only ones suffering from hair loss. The International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) tells us that 50% of women past the age of 40 will have some degree of hair loss. At the moment, twenty-one million women in the United States are experiencing this embarrassing condition.

CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN

In men, 95% of hair loss occurs because of pattern baldness. For women, pattern baldness is also a common cause. However, women are more susceptible to other contributing factors, some permanent and some temporary. A list of these varying factors causing women’s hair loss includes:

Temporary-

 

  • Pregnancy
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Telogen effluvium
  • Untreated hypothyroidism
  • Medication use
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Iron deficiency (also the cause of anemia)
  • Folic acid deficiency

Permanent-

  • Alopecia areata
  • Trichotillomania
  • Lupus
  • Traction alopecia

CURING HAIR LOSS THROUGH FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT

Some of the above causes are simple to correct. Adequate sleep, a healthy diet, and a daily multivitamin can reverse many cases of hair loss from causes on the temporary list. Some causes, such as trichotillomania, have a psychological foundation that must be addressed before any cosmetic resolution. And on occasion, a cyclical disease like alopecia areata is the cause—for which there is no cure.

Among the women suffering from female pattern baldness, minoxidil (Rogaine) is an over-the-counter pharmaceutical option for those who decide against surgery. However, it is generally not recommended for use in women and must be used indefinitely to be effective. The only permanent solution to hair loss is hair transplantation. Furthermore, folliulcar unit extraction (FUE) is an ideal technique because it will not leave a linear scar. FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive microsurgical method wherein the surgeon extracts hair in individual follicular units. The procedure requires no stitches or sutures at all and only leaves visibly insignificant scarring.

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Example of donor area on female patient who underwent FUE hair transplant for lupus.

Healing time is rapid, which aids in the concealment of having undergone hair transplantation. The right clinic should know to take special care to shave and prepare the donor area in such a way that it remains concealed under the draping of the top layers of hair.

 

If you are a woman suffering from female pattern baldness or another permanent form of hair loss, FUE hair transplant may be the solution you’re looking for.

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