FUE Hair Transplant For Women
Hair transplants used to be for men only. Not anymore.
Hair transplant for women? It may be just what the doctor ordered.
An FUE hair transplant for women is a minimally invasive procedure that can successfully address high hairlines, temple recessions, thinning at the part, and in many cases overall thinning at the top of the scalp. The procedure usually lasts a day, is virtually painless, leaves no linear scar, and delivers results that are 100% natural, permanent and undetectable. In conjunction with non-surgical remedies for female hair loss, the results can often be life-changing.
In a female hair transplant, hair follicles are removed from the donor areas where hair is more abundant, and then transplanted hair-by-hair to the thinning area. West+Bond’s Medical Director, Dr. James Harris, is the inventor of a patented FUE technology and a pioneer of the FUE technique. His proprietary methods, implemented by our center physician, Dr. Manu Gujrati, have been codified in the Harris Protocol, to ensure consistent, optimal clinical results.
Many women with hair loss find themselves avoiding swimming or outdoor activities that may involve removing their hat or disturbing a hairdo that has been carefully constructed to hide their hair loss. Others find themselves more and more socially isolated, with their hair loss severely impacting their social and romantic life. Still others just want to look better. If your once full head of thick, beautiful hair has thinned over time, it can dramatically change how you feel about your looks and yourself. It can rob you of your confidence, make you self-conscious, and feel as though you are aging prematurely. And while many women are quick to use all types of remedies to make their face, skin, teeth and bodies their very best, dealing with thinning hair is often overlooked.
First of all, you’re not alone.
By age 60, approximately 50% of women experience female pattern hair loss. Millions more women struggle with mild to moderate hair thinning due to hormonal changes of pregnancy and menopause, and other health conditions.
Hair loss is different for women than it is for men, and can be far more devastating. Hair loss in women is usually a gradual process, with the rate accelerating at menopause. It is also more easily affected by hormonal changes, medical conditions, and external factors. Stress may play a role in women experiencing hair loss, but this type of shedding is usually temporary and reversible.
Don’t assume hair loss in women should be treated or diagnosed the same as hair loss in men.
Women must be evaluated for causes of hair loss before any surgical treatment is considered. If a medical reason (such as thyroid problems or anemia) is found, treatment for these conditions is the first and most important step.
If your hair loss was caused by scars from an accident, trauma, burns, or prior surgery, you could be an excellent candidate for surgery, as we can place follicular units into the scar tissue which can provide coverage of the area. Furthermore, West+Bond also specializes in non-surgical hair restoration for women, and can recommend effective, FDA-approved hair-growth products for women.
If you’re not a good candidate, we’ll be honest with you.
Unfortunately, some women are not good candidates for hair transplant surgery because of how their hair loss occurs. Men generally suffer from male pattern baldness, which renders the frontal hairline, temples and crown bald, but which leaves a luxuriant spot on the back of the head from which to harvest hairs. But women tend to lose their hair all over, and there is often no place to harvest high quality donor follicles.
Our Medical Director, Dr. James Harris, is a world-renowned expert in hair transplants for women. The West+Bond surgeons have all been trained in the proprietary Harris Protocol. They will meet with you and offer you an in-depth, personalized consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for transplant surgery. Honesty, transparency and authenticity are hallmarks of our practice. Read more about why West+Bond is the best choice to guide you in your hair restoration journey.
Where do you fall on the Ludwig System?
The Ludwig Classification System describes hair loss patterns in female pattern baldness, which ranges from stages I to III. Below is a simplified version. Where do you fall?
If you are a woman considering hair transplant surgery, be sure to carefully vet your physician and clinic. Once you do, schedule a free consultation with West+Bond.