Hair Restoration for Women

Generally, the pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness.

In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Typical hair loss in women rarely leads to total baldness.

Although the social norms put the emphasis on hair restoration for men, many women are candidates for the procedure. This fact is confirmed by recent research. Since 2004, the number of female surgical hair restoration patients, worldwide, has increased by 24 percent. Overall, women make up 14.2 percent of all hair restoration patients. (Source: International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery)

Women eligible for hair restoration include those with traction alopecia– hair loss caused by such factors as tight ponytails, hair extensions or braids; alopecia marginalis (hair loss at the hairline); women who have pattern baldness, similar to that of men; women who have had hair loss around the incision sites of cosmetic plastic surgery; and women who experience hair loss from trauma, such as burn victims and scars from accidents.

Patients need to be aware that transplanted hair growth takes time, the same as natural hair growth. Grafted hair falls out within two to three weeks of the procedure. New, natural hair grows in within four to six months.

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