Generally, hair loss and baldness are seen as a problem for men only. However, many women also suffer from hair loss or hair thinning.
Female hair loss can be related to a serious illness, stress, pregnancy, ageing or medications.
Hair is always seen as an important part of the look of women, so losing it can be a distressing situation for them.
Hair loss might be either temporary or ongoing situation. The sooner the reason behind the hair loss is known, the quicker the problem can be solved.
Female-Pattern Baldness: Female Pattern Hair Loss, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is hereditary and it is the most common cause for hair loss in women especially over the age of 50. It comes from either the father or mother’s side.It occurs in about 20% of women.
Anemia: Anemia happens when red blood cells in blood are lower than normal. Iron Deficiency Anemia Type is generally seen in women and it causes hair loss.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): It’s one of the most common endocrine system disorder that women face. hair loss is one of the main symptoms of PCOS.
Hypothyroidism: It consists on the thyroid hormone deficiency and i can be associated with thinning, patchy hair loss.
Lupus: It is a type of immune system disease that occurs women and it harms the skin. One of the most severe symptoms of Lupus is hair loss.
Alopecia Areata: When a person faces Alopecia Areata, the immune system attacks the hair follicles and it causes falling hair in round patches.
Telogen Effluvium: It causes shedding of hair over the entire scalp, it may be chronic but may also be acute following a stressful event; such as high fever, severe dietary deficiency, and chronic blood loss from heavy menstruation.
Chemicals: Some chemicals used in hair styling can damage the hair and the scalp and result in hair loss.
Pregnancy: hormonal changes and stress of pregnancy may cause temporary hair loss.
Hair transplant is always the treatment choice for a women suffering with hair loss as it has high rate of success and the majority of women are satisfied with the results.
However, Before deciding to have Hair Transplantation, we should identify the reasons behind hair loss. As women have different phases through their life, hair transplantation may not be the permanent solution for each woman.
You are the right candidate for hair transplantation if you suffer hair loss due to one of the reasons below:
- Mechanical or traction alopecia (non-hormonal) or alopecia marginalis.
- Trauma, chemical burns and scarring from accidents.
- If you would like to hide the hair loss around the incision sites of your previous plastic surgeries.
- If you have a distinct pattern of baldness, similar to that of male pattern baldness.
For women hair transplant , at Este Future, we use a technique called micro FUE hair transplant. This technique consists of collecting hair follicles one by one from the donor area and transplant on the empty areas using a punch. Cause women have thinner hair strands, punch diameter is chosen varied between 0,6 or 0,75 mm.