Hair Transplant For Women
Although dilutions are less visible on women as on men, psychologically it has a stronger effect on them.
Genetically factors, as well as stress, age, various diseases, seasonal transitions and also hormonal changes such as pregnancy, menopause and birth can cause male-type hair loss in women. Some beaks can be corrected by pharmacotherapy for the elimination of the cause but the hair transplant operation for women is the most effectively solution for the non-avoidable beak.
The hair transplant operation, which is mostly known to men, can also be successfully applied in women.
The process is maintained with the usual course of hair growth, as performed in male patients.
However, hair transplantation is difficult because the beak of female-type hair loss is evenly dispersed on the surface of hair.
And as it is difficult it should be applied in a very cautious way and performed according to the type of hair loss.
The results obtained so far are all successful.
Reasons for female hair loss
Hair loss is typically related to one or more of the following factors:
Family history (heredity). The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition that happens with aging. This condition is called androgenic alopecia, male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness. It usually occurs gradually and in predictable patterns — a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair along the crown of the scalp in women.
Hormonal changes and medical conditions. A variety of conditions can cause permanent or temporary hair loss, including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems. Medical conditions include alopecia areata (al-o-PEE-she-uh ar-e-A-tuh), which is immune system related and causes patchy hair loss, scalp infections such as ringworm, and a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh).
Medications and supplements. Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs, such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.
Radiation therapy to the head. The hair may not grow back the same as it was before.
A very stressful event. Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock. This type of hair loss is temporary.
Hairstyles and treatments. Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as pigtails or cornrows, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. Hot-oil hair treatments and permanents also can cause hair to fall out. If scarring occurs, hair loss could be permanent.
Good to know before and after hair transplantation
before hair transplantation
Avoid smoking for at least one week before the procedure, as it affects the growth of the follicles and affects the results of the process. Avoid drinking green tea because it is a blood thinner that causes severe bleeding during- and after the operation and leads directly to the failure of the transplantation. Avoid coffee and stimulants in general for at least two days before the transplantation, because they are stimulants that affect the anesthesia process. It is recommended to eat healthy and balanced food before the operation, to avoid any complications occur during or after the operation. Stop taking medications that cause blood thinning, such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen combinations. If you are having certain medications for a particular disease, such as hypertension, diabetes or other diseases, your medical expert who is following your health condition must be aware of and approved of the hair transplantation process.
after hair transplantation
A headband must be worn for 48 hours to avoid the swelling of head. Avoid bending your head as much as possible and keep a parallel line between your chin and the ground for three days, to avoid swelling in the areas of the forehead and around the eyes.
Don’t wash your hair in the first 48h after operation.
You must sleep in a semi-vertical position, relying on two pillows to lift your head for five days, to avoid swelling.
Avoid swimming in the sea for two months and avoid also swimming in a pool for one month.
Stay away from sunlight, heat and high humidity for at least a month and wear a medical hat when you go out.
Be careful when putting on or taking off the clothes, so as not to pressure directly on the scalp.
Avoid smoking for at least two months after the operation because it impedes the growth of follicles leading to their fall.
Use the medical shampoo when washing your hair and don’t rely on chemical shampoo.
Stay away from a Turkish bath or sauna for a month.
Keep on having necessary treatments and medications prescribed by your doctor, which help to heal wounds quickly and to increase the growth of the hair follicles.
Avoid standing directly under rain or dust, as not to cause harm to the follicles implanted.
Avoid intercourse (marital relationship) for a week.
Plasma PRP needles are recommended to be used, as they strengthen the implanted follicles.
It is recommended to undergo cold laser sessions that stimulate blood circulation and thus strengthen the transplanted follicles.
It is also recommended to have some vitamins which will help to enhance the growth of follicles.
- FUE Technique Advantages
- Easier & faster,
- Roots recover within 24 until 48 hours.
- No incision process and no sewing required.
- No loss of texture and feel.
- It can also be used for beard, mustache and eyebrow transplantation in
- addition to hair transplant grafts taken from the neck.
- Less pain after operation, due to the minimal incision.
Manual Punch FUE
The advantages of manual punch FUE as follows:
Remain less scar owing to the pen-shaped tool. Allows navigating easily around the follicular unit. Harvest rates of grafts can be faster. Grafts can be harvested without changing their natural structure. This technique is also considered the safest, most accurate method because of it’s low trans section rate.
The other advantages of sapphire blades are:
Enables denser graft implantation. Reduced risk of complications. More natural appearance. Shorter recovery period.
DHI Method Benefits
- Shaving the hair completely, is not required.
- Faster recovery.
- Healthier hair because grafts are taken and implanted directly.
- Dense & lush hair due to the possibility of more root transplants.
- No scars remain.
- Angle of grafts determined more easily therefore they are more consistent.
Different Stages of Hair Transplantation
2nd stage: The patient undergoes the necessary tests and checkups, which are blood tests and some dermatology examinations.
3rd stage: In this stage, the entire hair is shaved, in case the hair transplantation should be conducted with (FUE) technique. In case of DHI- or Robot technique, only the donor area needs to be shaved, to facilitate the process of picking the follicles out. The patient will be under local anesthesia.
4th stage: In this stage, the doctor picks out the follicles from the donor area via the Micro Motor and they are placed in saline called Hypothermosol, to keep the follicles alive, during this procedure.
5th stage: This is the stage of hair transplantation. If (FUE) technique is used, the channels are opened. Then the extracted follicles will transplanted into those channels by using medical forceps. If (DHI) technique is used, the follicles are placed in Choi pens so that with one click the channels will opened to implant the follicles in the same time.