Alopecia in Women And Hair Transplants

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Most people think of men when it comes to hair transplant surgery. However, there are some women who also have the problem of balding and thinning hair.

Androgenetic alopecia does also occur in women, though it is far less common than in men. Genetics and hormones play a role in causing the problem in women.

In women, androgenetic alopecia is also called female pattern hair loss of FPHL. In women, this form of alopecia is much more common an occurrence among those who have gone through menopause.

After menopause as many as 2/3 of women will experience some level of hair thinning, which will possibly lead to the development of bald spots on the scalp. This can have a large impact on a woman’s sense of well-being and self-esteem, and it can make her feel old.

The hormones that cause a problem are the androgens, and thus any condition that leads to high levels of androgens is likely to trigger some loss of hair in these women.

Pattern of hair loss

What is interesting is how the hair is lost in women compared with in men. We know that in men, the pattern of loss is that the hair at the front, sides and eventually crown are lost.

In women, a totally different pattern of hair loss occurs, with most of the thinning starting on the crown of the scalp, and the hairline stays the same as before. In men, one of the first signs of androgenetic alopecia is the receding hairline, which is not the case for women.

In women the hair loss often takes much longer compared with men and it usually does not happen as rapidly. Remember that men can start losing hair at a very young age in adulthood, but this is not normally the situation with women.

Of course there are other factors that can increase the rate of hair loss. Genetics are an important factor and women should pay attention to their family history and if any person in their family had hair loss problems.

Hair transplant options for women

Women have the same transplant options for their hair that men have. There are clinics in Turkey that perform such procedures as the FUE for men and for women. You can find out more information on hair transplants for women by going to

It is however important to make sure to seek help before too much thinning has occurred. This is because the doctor has to be able to find a dense enough patch of hair to harvest follicles from.

If you wait until your hair is thin all over your scalp, then it will be much more difficult to find enough hair follicles to transplant.

If you are a woman who is noticing hair that is thinning, especially if this is happening on the top of your head, then you could have androgenetic alopecia and should definitely consider having a hair transplant procedure such as the FUE done in the future.

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