Hair Transplantation in Women
The main cause of hair loss is genetic hair loss called female pattern androgenetic alopecia. Especially around the forehead and scalp, hair thinning and thinning of the hair strands are observed. Hair loss may occur in various areas from the hairline to the top of the head.
At the beginning of menopause, 37 percent of women lose their hair because the level of estrogen hormone in the body decreases.
Apart from this, chemotherapy drugs, hormonal changes, surgical operations, diseases, anemia, rapid weight change, thyroid abnormalities, death of a close person, mental illness, long-term use of certain drugs, pregnancy and birth control pills are also causes of hair loss in women.
How is hair transplantation done in women?
Hair transplantation is the removal of hair follicles from any part of the body and transplanting them to the balding area. This process is also used on eyelashes and eyebrows. There are two different technological methods for hair transplantation. These methods are called follicular unit extraction (fue) and follicular unit transplantation (fut).
In the follicular unit transplantation method, hair is taken from areas with good hair growth and transplanted into bald areas. Today, it is the most preferred method by surgeons. In this method, a thin scar remains in the areas where the hair is removed and the wounds heal within two weeks.
Follicular unit transplantation can be performed in one or several different settings. It is a manual and time-consuming procedure, but it gives very natural results and leaves no marks on the scalp. This method is more costly and takes longer than the other method.