Hair transplant in women

Hair loss affects a significant proportion of the female population, with 40% experiencing hair loss by the age of 40 and 50% experiencing visible hair loss associated with hormonal changes after menopause.

For many years, social taboos and past invasive techniques such as FUT have acted as a deterrent to hair transplantation in women.

Today, more and more women are opting for surgical hair restoration. With the advancement of modern FUE technique, most women can undergo hair transplantation even when there is diffuse thinning in the scalp, provided there are a sufficient number of healthy hair follicles in the donor area and there are no medical reasons to prevent the procedure.

Hair transplant in women

Causes and consequences of hair loss in women

The most common cause is female androgenetic alopecia, which is mainly due to hereditary reasons, but there are other factors such as exhausting diets, childbirth, psychological stress, depression, anxiety, hair styling, thyroid disease or polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that leads to overproduction of male hormones such as testosterone. In addition, scientists find that women with high levels of stress are 11 times more likely to experience hair loss.

Statistics show that hair loss in women can cause severe emotional distress. 29% of women with hair loss experience symptoms of depression, 40% report problems in their marriage due to hair loss and 63% say their career has been affected. Hair loss is a social and medical issue with multiple implications that can dramatically affect a woman’s self-confidence and psychology.

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In which cases hair transplantation helps

Hair transplantation offers women a range of personalised solutions:

  • Parting restoration: correction of thinning along the parting or the wider area, with restoration of hair density.
  • Hairline restoration: hair restoration when there is a receding or asymmetry in the frontal hairline.
  • Eyebrow transplant: Using hair from the donor area of the scalp, the density and contour of the eyebrows is restored.
  • Scar restoration: Injuries, burns or alopecia from traction caused by various hairstyles such as ponytails can create scarring and hair loss that is restored with surgery.

Hair transplant techniques for women

FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) are the two main methods of hair transplantation. However, FUT is now considered obsolete as it leaves an unsightly linear scar at the back of the head.

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is the most modern and most popular method of hair transplantation and involves taking individual hair follicles from the back and sides of the scalp (donor areas). The hair follicles are then strategically implanted in the hair thinning area (recipient area), usually in the parting or hairline area, where more often than other areas of the scalp female hair loss occurs.

Prior to the procedure, local anesthesia is administered. The patient feels no pain and is awake during surgery. The extraction of hair follicles from donor areas is performed with state-of-the-art, high-precision micro-tools that do not cause scarring, scarring or tissue damage.

With its high level of safety and rapid recovery, FUE is the ideal choice for women who want a quick recovery with minimal interference in their daily lives.

Αποκατάσταση υποχώρησης μαλλιών με εμφύτευση σε γυναίκα.

The hair transplantation procedure in women

Transplantation is a permanent solution for hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia or other forms of hair loss in both men and women. However, because alopecia occurs differently in women than in men, the areas where hair transplantation is needed are different in the two sexes.

While the donor area in men is usually located at the back of the head, in women healthy hair follicles are selected from other areas of hair growth that have not been affected by hair loss. In contrast to hair transplantation in men, hair grafts in women are usually taken without shaving the donor area. In addition, women can choose to have a transplant with long hair.

In men, hair grafts are implanted in areas where there is sparse or no existing hair growth. However, because female alopecia causes diffuse hair thinning in the scalp, the grafts are implanted between existing hairs. This requires much more time, skill and experience from the surgeon. In addition, the surgeon must take into account the direction of the existing hair and transplant the hair follicles at the right angle to create a natural result without causing damage to the neighboring hair follicles.

Απεικόνιση των βαθμίδων τριχόπτωσης στις γυναίκες σε σύγκριση με τους άνδρες.

How unshaven hair transplantation is performed in women

This is the most modern development of the FUE technique, which is gaining more and more popularity among women who want hair restoration. Unlike traditional FUE, unshaven FUE does not require shaving the hair from the donor area. Instead, the surgeon extracts the hair follicles directly from the scalp without shaving or trimming the hair, which is why it is also called a long hair transplant. Advanced Hair Clinics is among the few clinics in the world that have the expertise, equipment and surgical team experience to perform this procedure.