When Should Women Consider a Hair Transplant?
Updated on Thursday 29th June 2017
According to the American Hair Loss Association, although a hair transplant is a viable alternative for almost 90% of the men who suffer from hair loss in the U.S., it is not the same for women.
And that is due to the fact that only a few women present the kind of hair loss which would make them good candidates for hair transplants in Turkey, since most female patients are confronted with diffuse hair loss.
Diffuse hair loss and hair transplants in Turkey
The diffuse hair loss which characterizes women translates into an overall thinning of the hair in all scalp areas, as well as the sides and the back of the head, which act as donor sites for hair restorations in men.
It is from these donor sites that the hair is extracted to be transplanted on other areas of the scalp. In male patients, these areas are named stable sites, meaning the hair and follicles in these sites are not influenced by the DHT which causes the hair loss in the other scalp areas in male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia).
In female pattern baldness, though, these donor sites are generally unstable. Because they are thinning like the other sites on the scalp, this means that they would fall also if transplanted on other areas of the head.
Determining if you are a good candidate for hair transplant in Istanbul
In assessing if a female patient would be a good candidate for a Turkey hair transplant, our experienced physicians take into account various aspects, such as:
• Existing and future availability of donor hair which can be used for the hair restoration;
• Family history of female-pattern hair loss issues, the hair loss degree and onset age in female family members;
• The patient’s hair loss onset;
• The hair loss progression;
• The hair loss pattern;
• Patient’s expectations regarding the possible result of the hair transplant in Turkey.
Starting with the initial consultation, the patient’s expectations are very important and are thoroughly discussed with the hair transplantation physician.
Realistic expectations have to be agreed upon by both the doctor and the patient, prior to effectuating the actual hair restoration.
If you would like to find out more about women hair transplantation, or to schedule an initial consultation, please contact our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul.