Women and Hair Transplants

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | June 26, 2018, 1:31 p.m.

Although people typically think of men when hair transplants come to mind, many women are also unhappy their thinning hair or high hairline. Hair loss can damage a woman's self esteem, and finding hair in the shower drain or on your pillow can cause stress. Women can have a male patterned hair loss, in which hair is lost on the front and crown of the head, typically a hair loss pattern found in men. Many women are also not satisfied with their congenital elevated hairline, which is when the hairline starts higher, thus giving the appearance of a larger forehead. Hair loss in women can also stem from styling techniques, such as braids and tight ponytails, which can cause the hair line to recede. To combat these effects, women often undergo a hair transplant or platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments to promote hair growth and greater hair volume. Women can choose a FUE or FUT surgical procedure, depending on the hair available and the depth of the procedure they wish to have. To determine which procedure will optimize your hair growth results, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kassir to discuss the benefits of each treatment.