Female hair transplant

Hair loss is a problem faced by women as well as men. Up until recently, female hair transplant has been much less talked about and less known. Social media and the internet have made female hair transplants more popular with women who wish to improve their appearance.

The most common causes of hair loss in women?

There can be various reasons for hair loss in women. But the main culprits are hormonal disorders, genetic transmission, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, menopause, and chronic diseases. Before a female hair transplant, the doctor may order a blood test to determine the cause of the hair loss. Depending on the cause of the hair loss, there can be different types of hair loss patterns, such as a receding hairline, an enlarged forehead, or there may be a patchy appearance on the scalp. Women’s social life can be negatively affected by hair loss problems. Hair loss can have a negative impact on their self-confidence. But with recent techniques and skilful doctors female hair loss is now easily fixed with female hair transplant.

Is a female hair transplant procedure the same as a male hair transplant?

The basic process is the same in hair transplants for both sexes. Firstly, the female patient and the doctor decide together on a feminine hairline that is suitable for women. Before the procedure, the scalp is numbed with local anaesthesia. Then, the grafts from the donor area are harvested one by one with micromotors. For long-haired patients with sufficient hair density in the donor area, an unshaven hair transplant can be a better option. In an unshaven hair transplant, only a small rectangular window is shaved. This area will not be exposed. It will be hidden by the existing hairs around the shaved area, after the procedure. In the incision stage, with the help of Sapphire or standard blades, the doctor creates surgical channels for the new grafts. Lastly, the surgical team meticulously implants every single graft into the new hairline, completing the process.

The DHI Technique is also a preferred technique for female hair transplants. For more detailed information, you can read our DHI technique hair transplant article. In the DHI technique, hair grafts are placed directly under the skin with special Choi Pens without opening incision channels. 

The doctors at FKS Clinic London and Istanbul are highly experienced and exceptionally skilled in both DHI and Sapphire FUE techniques.

How long is the recovery after a female hair transplant?

On the 10th day after the hair transplant operation, all the scabs on the scalp will fall off.  If the hair transplant was unshaven, then it is possible to return to social life easily after this initial 10-day period. Female patients with new hairlines can also camouflage the operated area with bangs. After the 3rd month, new hairs start growing. Finally, the full result is reached at the end of the 1st year.

If you are looking for female hair transplant options, and want to find out if you are a suitable candidate, you can get an assessment from our doctors by filling out the FKS Clinic application form.

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