Female Hair Loss And Restoration
Unlike hair loss in men, female scalp hair loss may not have any obvious hereditary association, and may not occur in a recognizable “female-pattern alopecia” of diffuse thinning over the top of the scalp. A woman who notices the beginning of hair loss may not be sure if the loss is going to be temporary or permanent—for example, if there has been a recent event such as pregnancy or illness that may be associated with temporary hair thinning.
If you are a woman who is worried about loss of scalp hair, you should consult a physician hair restoration specialist for an evaluation and diagnosis.
Finding the cause of baldness takes more time with women than with men because there are more variables and Dr. McCracken is always willing to invest the time to determine a cause and solution.
Women can be ideal candidates for hair restoration surgery using the NeoGraft procedure. Dr. McCracken understands the unique problems and concerns confronting women with hair loss, and he can offer a personalized strategy for hair transplantation that will give you the best cosmetic result.
In recent decades, scientists have learned a great deal about the biology of female hair loss and transplant surgery for women has become increasingly sophisticated and popular.
At Denver Hair Surgery, we can help you determine whether hair transplantation is the right option for you. Dr.McCracken will examine your test results and explain what you can expect, both immediately and over time, regarding the cosmetic results of your surgery.
Here are a few indications that you are a good candidate for hair restoration:
- Your hair loss appears to have stopped
- Your loss is mainly at the hairline
- Balding is concentrated in one or two areas
Other women who make good candidates for hair restoration include:
- Women who want to re-structure their hairline
- Women with scars, burns, or injuries that have caused hair loss
- Women who want to thicken or restore eyebrows and eyelashes
- Women who experienced hair loss after face lifts or other cosmetic procedures
- Women diagnosed with traction alopecia or alopecia marginalis
In determining the best treatment option, Dr. McCracken will evaluate your hair loss history and that of your family. He will thoroughly examine your scalp to determine the supply and quality of potential donor hair that can be surgically transplanted and grafted onto a thinning area. He will help you determine whether transplanted hair should be placed in thinning areas such as the hairline or spread over a larger area for the best cosmetic results. Finally, she will consider factors unique to you, such as hair-styling preference, in planning your hair transplantation strategy.