- March 1, 2017
- Posted by: dr.diaa
- Category: hair restoration
Most people consider that women are less likely to the factors that cause hair loss. However, women will be proactive to hair loss if they suffer some health problems. In some of these health problems, hair transplant women will be the ultimate option and perhaps the only one for other cases. Most women need to appear in the fittest and most attractive shape, but what if there any effect of the self-image because of hair loss?
Categories of Hair loss in women
Women believe in that hair loss is a cosmetic disgrace which will affect a female’s attraction. This idea is unacceptable for most people, and they will not stop trying to have a cure or treatment for that dilemma. Hair loss in women occurs mostly for those who are in their twenties and thirties, not only for those who are in their forties or the age of menopause. Hair loss has genetic roots in both men and women. It may appear in the history of the family and their hair loss background.
Family history will lead the hair restoration specialist for the future indications of hair thinning. In the early stages of hair loss, women will seek some non-final treatments for their loss. All the non-surgical treatments are perhaps definitive for the problem. These treatments for hair loss are of two categories. First, some cures or treatments to stop hair loss. This category is to use some cures like Finasteride or Minoxidil to stop hair loss. Second, to restore their hair via surgical options. This category is like hair transplant women. It is the final option for women to restore their hair if hair loss medications failed to regain the lost hair.
Causes of Hair loss in Women
Unfortunately, hair loss early signs are not that visible in women as in men. Androgenetic alopecia is the main and basic cause of hair loss in men. However, women may suffer that kind of alopecia, but it will not be that clear as in men in their twenties. All patterns of hair loss may be different from men to women because of the characteristics of alopecia in both. In some rare instances, female hair loss pattern appears as these in men because of the genetic influence on the scalp of the woman. Some genes may involve developing the work of androgenetic alopecia to cause extensive hair loss in women.
There are a number of certain causes of hair loss in women:
1- Androgenetic Alopecia, which is the hereditary condition of hair loss. This condition has a strong relation to genes and family history of hair loss.
2- Changes in the hormones: this condition has a link with female hormones in pregnancy, breastfeeding period, and menopause. This period is temporary and it will end by the time of post-delivery.
3- Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism: any thyroid dysfunction will lead to some consequent hair dysfunction. Because of some effects on the ovaries, and it will retreat if the dysfunction treated.
4- The health of the female ovary: some health problems related to the female ovaries may cause some hair problems.These ovary problems like polycystic ovary syndrome or ovary cortex problems.
In most cases of these conditions, the hair restoration specialist will ask for some medical investigations and tests. These tests will lead the doctor to the causes of hair loss as a preliminary investigation for hair restoration.
Is hair transplant women the ultimate option?
Before dealing with this kind of investigation, the hair restoration specialist should seek the causes of hair loss. The most known cause of this kind of hair loss is the hereditary female hair loss or androgenetic alopecia. This kind of alopecia is just one cause of diverse other causes of hair loss in women. Some doctors refer that not all hair loss causes for women have to undergo a hair transplant women. However, some other causes may not have to undergo such operations, because they accept treatments. Some cures and treatments are for causes like polycystic ovary syndrome or hypothyroidism. These cures are for health problems that cause hair loss, not to treat hair loss directly. However, other options of direct treatment of hair loss will deal directly with the hair of the women, like Finasteride or Minoxidil.
What if androgenetic alopecia or hereditary baldness is detected as the main reason for hair loss?
After a number of investigations and tests, the doctor will confirm hereditary alopecia as the main reason for hair loss. However, it still remains some other investigations to determine the pattern of hair loss. For most cases, hair transplant women will be the last resort and the good candidate for a hair transplant is another category of consideration. We should underline the most known causes which lead to the good candidate for hair restoration among women.
First, the female hair loss pattern has a strong link with family history that is perhaps the mirror of the loss.
Second, the time in which the hair of the woman has started to fall.
Third, the pattern or the progression of hair loss and the suggested numbers of losing hair.
Fourth, the amount of available hair in the donor area and the possibility of the future use of this hair.
Fifth, if any medications or treatments of hair loss are used, the doctor should notice the results of these medications.
Finally, the final outcomes and results of the operation and the expectations of the doctor.
The expectations of the patient for a hair transplant women
It is ultimately important to notice the expectations of the patient. The hair restoration specialist will discuss all the available options for a hair transplant women with the patient. He also will discuss the possible expectations which should be logical and rational before undergoing the procedure. Both the hair restoration specialist and the patient must agree upon the pre-planned and rational expectations of the operation. Any irrational or illogical expectations of the operation will result in a setback or will turn back the clock. Full density is the aim of perhaps most women as a result of hair restoration. However, a full density may mislead the patient and the doctor to unaesthetic results that will affect the outcomes of the procedure.
Any irrational or illogical expectations of the operation will result in a setback or will turn back the clock. Full density is the aim of perhaps most women as a result of hair restoration. However, a full density may mislead the patient and the doctor to unaesthetic results that will affect the outcomes of the procedure. The doctor should revise some categories before promising the patient of a full density. The hair specialist should revise your family history, the pattern of your hair loss, your medical history and the progress of hair loss. Above all, the doctor should notice the patient’s needs about the cost of the operation.