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Yes, hair transplantation on a female can work. First, though, we must verify if the method is viable. There are many reasons for hair loss, some that resolve themselves and some unviable for hair restoration procedures. Below are specifics for female patients who seek hair transplantation.
1. Before consultation, female patients must show documentation that they have seen both an nutritionist and an endocrinologist, a reference for hair transplantation by their physician, and recent results of hormone, blood, and skin tests.
2. We also need to know if the patient grows facial hair without dehydroepiandrosterone, has children, weight fluctuations, or has any rash or joint problems.
3. Conditions we must consider include hyperactive or hypoactive thyroid, anemia, and hormone levels. Such conditions are rare. Any children, for instance, suggests an average range of hormones but we still look for conditions that encourage hyper-androgen states, such as overactive adrenal glands.
4. The tests necessary to screen for transplant viability are as follows: Hormone levels (DHEAS, Testosterone, Androstenedione, Prolactin, Follicular Stimulating Hormone, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), VDR receptors, Land Leutinizing Hormone) Serum Iron, Serum Ferritin, TIBC (Total Iron Binding Capacity), and Complete Blood Count (CBC).
5. Additionally, you need two 4mm biopsies with some hair follicles read carefully by a dermatopathologist or trichologist. The inclusion of some hair follicles is necessary; if there is no hair, only skin, then the biopsies will not indicate anything. Ask your doctor or our staff for recommendations, as specialists familiar with hair loss conditions are preferable.
Your clinical history is also essential for assessing transplant viability. Specifics we require include:
* Are you on or have you recently stopped any medications? If so, what medications and why?
* How long has the hair loss been occurring?
* Is the hair falling out fully intact, or is it breaking?
* Family history of diabetes, asthma, arthritis, lupus, vitiligo, anemia, or Addison's disease?
* Have you recently given birth, or gone through menopause?
* What has been your recent stress amount?
A number of new treatments are also encouraging hair growth, retention, and thickness. Ask us about Cytokine Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapy, and WNT Act. Ask us about Cytokine Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapy, and WNT Act.
Many females are viable candidates for FUE hair transplantation. This is actually the first hair transplantation method applicable for females. Previous methods, such as FUT or scalp reductions, do not address the pattern of female-specific hair loss. Unlike males, who lose their hair on sections of the head, female hair loss typical entails diffuse thinning. Transplant methods before FUE depend on harvest a greater amount of follicles in a select area than diffuse thinning often allows.
There are still hurdles for females hoping to undergo a FUE procedure. First, diffuse thinning in moderate to later stages often presents numerous complications. Specialists must first focus on locating enough grafts without contributing to visible thinning elsewhere. Further, they must consider if such transplantations will create the appearance of greater overall thickness. That mentioned, some females may experience greater hair thinning in specific areas. Such cases of thinning are usually suitable for FUE, though patients must have specialists first assess possible reasons for said thinning.
Female hair transplant patients with mild thinning often wear their hair how they wish. Those with moderate to advanced thinning, however, may need to commit to several hairstyle types that obscure thinning parts, as a transplant might not be able to completely cover said areas. Overall, and based off expectations, many female patients find transplants offer a worthwhile improvement to the appearance of hair density.
Patients considering a transplant should also carefully choose their clinic and surgeon. Success ultimately depends on their clinic's aptitude and capability. Further, hair transplants are no longer the only option for improving hair density; many treatments are available: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), depending on its quality, encourages substantive growth in most patients.
Be it a transplant or hair restoration treatment, Forhair offers unique solutions that bring unprecedented results. Cole Isolation Technique (CIT®), Dr. Cole's namesake FUE variant, is so minimally invasive its extractions leave stem cell remnants that, with ACell, regenerate an average of 30% to 40%; the equivalent of 300 to 400 additional hairs for every 1000 extractions. Cytokine Rich Plasma (CRP), Dr. Cole's unique variant of PRP, has five to eight times the growth factors and cytokines as generic PRP and, research indicates, great hair growth in less time. Stem Cell Therapies, meanwhile, offer the unprecedented result of 30% greater density and, for the first time, a consistent increase in hair count.
As hair restoration continues to advance, so to will solutions more applicable for female patients. Cellular therapy, stimulating hair growth and retention through cellular pathways, is an advancing field that promises to broaden the viability of hair restoration for several demographics. WNT Act, for instance, is among the first take-home treatments of its type and is effective regardless of sex. At Forhair, we will continue to offer the latest in hair restoration so that all patients may enjoy the best results possible.
Yes, many females are eligible for hair transplantation. Near all women receive FUE, as FUT can lead to much greater scarring and is largely ineffective for females. Consult with an expert hair surgeon and he/she will suggest the best course as per your needs.