Hair Transplant in Females
The hair loss in most women presents as a hair thinning process and significant see through effect as compared to men where there is more baldness. The baldness in females is labelled as female pattern baldness. In early grades of baldness where medical treatment and non-surgical therapies like prp/microneedling have been found to be useful, in higher grades hair transplantation becomes an important option. It is important and crucial to discuss realistic and honest expectation with the female candidate. Also discussion and understanding of various aspects of hair transplants is important. There are some important differences as compared to a male hair trans-plant.
1) Permanency of donor: The female donor does not have a well defined permanent zone, as in males. Thus even the grafts from the donor area are getting thinned out.
2) Restricted Donor: In females the donor area is restricted to an area behind the ears, thereby allowing less number of grafts to be extracted .
3) Post procedure shock loss : Due to placement of grafts adjacent to already existing hair follicles in females ,the already persisting follicles hair follicles can fall temporary for few months.
-So in most female patients sessions involving 1000-1500 grafts give optimum results without compromising density too much on the back side.The density is maintained roughly at 20-25 FU/cm2 ,which is lower as compared to a male hair transplant.Also due to longer length and multiple hair styling options available with the female patients even lower densities give quite satisfying results to many patients.
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Yes. Good evaluation by your surgeon and assessing the donor are important key aspects for decision making.
In most cases it is not possible, as the donor is restricted. Thus mega sessions need to be avoided . Ideal graft per session is 800 to 1500 grafts, later a session can be repeated
No. In most cases the punches used are 0.8-0.9mm which dont leave behind any visible scars..
No. Once the local anaesthesia is given, the patient doesn't feel any pain on that site.
For 1000 grafts roughly 3 to 4 hours are required, due to more time taken in implanting in untrimmed hair.
In most patients only the donor area is trimmed , and in recepient zone grafts are placed by stick implantation. This approach is cosmetically satisfying for the patient.
In some patients shock loss of persisting follicles can occur, but this is temporary.
9 to 12 months.But to achieve good length in the patient it takes about 15mnths to 2 years.
Yes. After a 4 week interval all procedures can be carried out normally without any prob-lems.
Yes. These behave like your existing hair,and tend to grow normally.
Yes. It can be done to bring the hair line down.