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For Her

Hair loss treatments and syndromes of women differ from men in the way, that it is not as atypically androgenic alopecia and derives from a number of reasons like pregnancy, childbirth, menopause etc. but these symptoms do not usually lead to permanent hair loss. Usually it is of a diffusive pattern wherein the hair is thinned all over the scalp. As hair density can decrease, hair loss in women is usually not permanent.

A hair transplant surgery might be considered to cover up uneven density and usually, a women’s hair restoration is limited to smaller grafting as compared to men’s.

Hair loss in Women

Women can be generally more vulnerable to disquietness both socially and psychologically, as often the society is more accepting to men hair loss than women’s. Handling and leaving with a thinned hair line might be a more difficult self-consciousness for women more than men.

Androgen being primarily a male hormone, androgenic alopecia being is less common in women, however, women’s hair loss syndromes can trigger from a number of reasons including heredity; pregnancy or birth control pills. There is no typical pattern but varying amounts of thinning of the scalp which is classified in the Ludwig Scale into stages of minimal, moderate and extensive thinning.

Hair Restoration Procedures for Women

When performing a hair restoration for women, surgeons typically face the following situations:

  • Performing a hair restoration surgery surgeons have a hard time deciding on the permanent donor zone and the donor dominance of selected follicular units, because the diffusive pattern of women’s loss doesn’t signify to any accuracy as the back of the scalp is for men. And this leads to a challenge, as this is not the case achievable by a surgeon’s skills, but it is of the condition of the donor dominance that a surgery depends on.
  • Women’s hair miniaturization pattern usually do not expose the scalp as that in men, against it, women tend to remain with a thin layer of hair revealing the scalp under broadened slits. And if the suppository permanent donor hair is planted to the area, and it turns out not to be permanent, then it will take with it, even the thin layer of hair. Women’s donor dominance can be very unpredictable.

The above improbabilities differ a hair restoration procedure for women than men that is more in control. And women’s cases require more time, evaluation, and skill all about a treatment and decision of surgery.

The ideal methodology to be followed is to select the donor hair from the thinned area itself against the denser and thicker, suspecting its permanency. The hair which is dense now, can be in the line to lose eventually

The thin layer of hair is more trustfully selected and redistributed thought the scalp. Follicular Unit Extraction is the best chosen hair restoration procedure for women, wherein selective hair follicles can be used. The thin layers of hair closer to the broadened slits are extracted through micro-grafting.

Non Surgical hair loss treatments for women

Medication – There are sundry clinically proven medications known to control DHT levels from killing hair follicles and slow down genetically transmitted hair loss. Medications can be oral or topical, and bear no such side effects. However, this won’t stop the hair loss process but only slow it down.

Cosmetic Hair Camouflage – There are cosmetic products available for cosmetically covering the scalp of thinning hair, that comprise of hair creams; powders and hair sprays for application like make up and quick fixes. These products can be purchased like other make-up products and applied at home, and with natural styling sense for best application.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) – Photo-biotherapy is applied on hair follicles reaching dormancy. Low level lasers or light beams are stimulated into the scalp in order to regatta and awaken hair follicles back from the dead or coma. LLLT is specially indicated to be used on women and diffusive hair loss. This innovation is used through laser combs, laser cap that can be purchased and used at home like hair dryers. However its affectivity and benefits result of modest means.


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