[Posted on January 27th, 2015 by Dr. Carlos Puig]
Often, one of the first things that people notice about a woman is her hair. Is it long and full, short and sharp or something in between? Society often links hair to youth and good health and beauty. So women experiencing female pattern baldness might feel old and unattractive. If you have some balding, female hair replacement might be an option for you.
Find Out If You’re A Good Candidate
You might be a good candidate for a hair replacement procedure if you have hair loss because of a recent trauma such as chemical burns or scarring from accidents. If you’re recovering from a previous surgery and you worry about hair loss near your incisions, talk with a female hair replacement specialist. In this case, hair replacement might also be an option.
Other situations in which you might be a good candidate for hair replacement include:
- Traction alopecia
- Female pattern baldness with vital donor areas
- Loss of hair at the temples and hairline
Understand Where The Replacement Hair Come From
In pattern baldness, the sides and backs of the head often retain full, healthy, growing hair. Hair replacement specialists often take hair from these donor areas. They often use a technique called follicular unit extraction, which involves removing individual hair follicles from the donor area and placing them in the balding area.
The process requires excellent hand eye coordination, and only specially trained specialists are capable of producing excellent results. An added bonus is that the scars in the donor area are barely noticeable, which means you can wear any hairstyle you desire.
Talk With A Specialist
Consult with a specialist if you experience female pattern baldness. This often happens after menopause when the flow of estrogen. The hair loss is permanent, and if you’re comfortable with your appearance regular hair care works. But, if you aren’t comfortable, female hair replacement might be an option. Undergoing a hair replacement procedure means you don’t have to accept baldness and you don’t need to wear wigs.