Most men are suitable for a hair transplant surgery. And yet, not all women make a good candidate for a hair transplant. Most female patients have diffuse type of hair loss, and this is not very suitable for hair transplant. The overall loss of the hair on the scalp does not allow for the back of the scalp or the sides to be good donor sites.
Men are often better candidates for hair transplant surgery than women because their hair loss pattern is different. Their back of the head, and the sides of the head. These areas are resistant to loss by Dihydrotestosterone. They are less susceptible to the male pattern baldness. In women, hair loss pattern can be different. There may be overall thinning. Then there will be less and thinner hair on the regular donor sites. If a female patient is experiencing diffuse type of hair loss, then the extracted hair follicles on the donor sites might fall when they are transplanted to the recipient site. Their hair loss type will make all the hair fall out. The donor site will not be resistant to Dihydrotestosterone.
Talk to your doctor if you are planning to undergo hair transplant surgery. Make sure that you can trust your doctor and the institution. Nobody wants to end up paying for a procedure that will eventually not work out. Learn more about your hair loss disease, and how it will progress.
You are a female patient with hair loss. Are you suitable for having a hair transplant surgery?
If you are experiencing hair loss, it is best to find out if you are a good candidate for undergoing a hair transplant surgery. Unfortunately, due to their type of hair loss, not all women can benefit from a hair transplant surgery.
You are more likely to be a good candidate for hair transplant:
- If your hair loss has a male balding pattern such as the recession of the hairline, and thinning of the vertex, if your back of the scalp or the sides do not show signs of Androgenetic Alopecia,
- If your hair loss is due to Traction Alopecia (if it is not of hormonal imbalances), if it is Mechanical Alopecia, or Alopeca Marginalis,
- If you had plastic surgery, and hair loss might occur on the incisions.
It is good to be aware of your condition and have realistic expectations about the solution for your problem. A good surgeon will let you know about your options, and discuss the best ones with you. They will also tell you if you are not a good candidate for hair transplant surgery.
Most of the men with genetic hair loss are good candidates for hair transplant but not all women qualify for it. If male pattern baldness runs in your family, and you have a bald spot on the top of your head, and thick hair on the back, you will most likely qualify for a hair transplant operation.