Hair Loss in Women
Despite the common belief that hair loss is generally seen in men, the risk of hair loss
among women is very high too. The most common hair loss type seen in women is masculine
hair loss (male-pattern hair loss). “Androgenetic” hair loss can be seen in 20-30 percent of
women who are in their 20s.
As a result of male-pattern hair loss, hair starts to get weaker, and thinner, and can lead to
baldness with time. This kind of baldness can be generally seen on the hairline and the top of the
scalp. In some cases, there is only hair on the sides and back of the scalp. Hair transplantation
work on this type of hair loss.
Hair thinning in women can generally be observed in the following areas:
- Forehead and the hairlines,
- On the mid parts of scalp,
- The crown (the top part of the scalp),
- Over the whole scalp.
The main reasons for hair loss in women are;
- Anemia, thyroid, and hormonal disorders caused by iron deficiency, deficiency of Vitamin D and protein deficiency can all cause hair loss. It is important to take protein supplements if you are a vegan or a vegetarian.
- The main reason for rapid hair loss in women after pregnancy is the rapid decrease of
hormones after birth.
3. Birth control pills (contraceptives) can cause thinning and hair loss.
- Some pills taken during menopause can lead to hair loss.
- Blood pressure, heart, diabetes, and depression pills can cause hair loss too.
- Stress factors also can cause hair loss. People who face extreme stress can have excessive
and rapid hair loss.
- Shampoos with chemical ingredients can also lead to hair loss. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is an ingredient which most of the shampoos have and this ingredient damaged the hair roots. It is best use natural shampoos.
- Crash diets and unbalanced diets (insufficient nutrition) triggers hair loss.
- Tying hair too tightly can cause breakage. Not getting enough air is one of the main
reasons for hair loss (if the hair is always covered).
There are some analysis and tests we ask for, when a female patient consults with us. Illnesses, family health history, number of pregnancies and births, lifestyle and stress factors must all be considered for finding the ideal cure.
After careful consideration of the results of these tests, we decide on a treatment method. If a woman is suitable for hair transplantation; mesotherapy, hair PRP, and other treawtments and the use of certain hair care products can be suggested.
Hair Transplantation in Women
Women who are suitable for hair transplantation as the result of their medical hair analyses and tests can choose to get a hair transplant.
We do not necessarily shave the whole scalp of women for their hair transplant.
We shave only the required areas such as the nape (the donor area), and transfer the extracted hair follicles to the balding sites.
Hair transplantation lasts approximately 6 hours in women.
If you have long hair, your hair can cover the shaved area, and the shaving will not be noticeable.
The result of hair transplantation can be seen after six months to one year and you will never
lose your transplanted hair as it is resistant to falling out.