Hair Transplants For Women

Female hair loss is far more common than most people would think: fewer than half of women go through life with a full head of hair, and the likelihood of losing hair increases by the decade. As distressing as it can be for a man to lose his hair, for a woman—especially a younger woman—it is emotionally devastating.

Female hair loss is much more complicated than male hair loss, and our understanding of the role played by DHT, other hormones, stress, and possibly diet is constantly evolving. Unlike men, women generally don’t have receding hairlines or go bald; rather, they undergo thinning which can be of either a “pattern” type involving the top of the head, or a more generalized type involving most of the head. It is essential to determine whether the thinning is the result of excessive shedding which is temporary and reversible, in which case hair transplantation would be inappropriate, or whether it is irreversible and potentially amenable to surgery. For many women, surgery is not the solution to their thinning hair, but carefully selected women can achieve very satisfactory results.