Female Hair Transplant

Before hair transplant in women, the reason and level of hair loss should be identified. An average of 100-150 strands per day is normal for an adult. However, some women might experience extensive hair loss and this might signal a problem. The reasons for hair loss in women are different than men. Therefore, these reasons should be considered in detail.

Why Do Women Experience Hair Loss?

The hair loss in women is often due to hormones. While 1 out of every 4 women experiences hair loss normally, 1 out of every 2 women experiences hair loss during menopause. DHT (dihydrotestosterone) hormone which is a derivative of the testosterone hormone causes hair loss.

One of the most common problems in women is iron deficiency and anaemia causes hair loss. The body is unable to produce haemoglobin due to iron deficiency. Zinc deficiency can also cause hair loss. Keratin plays an important role in hair growth and repair. The following vitamin values are important for hair health.

  • Vitamin A
  • B3, B7 (Biotin), B9 (Folic Acid), B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E

Haemoglobin: This helps cell growth in the body and carries oxygen to the blood.

Androgenetic Alopecia is a common problem that can be seen in women after 40 years old. Androgenetic Alopecia is genetic.

This problem is common on the top part of the scalp. This is rather a gradual hair thinning than baldness. It is significant on the top and in front of the hair. The front hairline is preserved. There is slight hair loss in the temporal region but this is less than in men.

Approximately 13% of pre-menopausal women reported androgenetic alopecia symptoms. With that, the prevalence of androgenetic alopecia increases after menopause and 75% of the women can be impacted after 65 years old.

An incorrect diet will cause vitamin deficiency and this might cause immune system problems. This will weaken the hair and cause hair loss.

Classification of Female Hair Loss

“Ludwig Classification” is used to classify female hair loss. Female hair loss is divided into 3 groups with “Ludwig Classification”.

Is Hair Transplant An Option for Women? What Is The Success Rate?

The international studies showed that the success of female hair transplants is lower than males.  The reason is although female hair loss is similar to male hair loss, it is completely different. Therefore, women need a special hair transplant operation. If a surgeon experienced with a female hair transplant does the operation, the success rate can reach 99%. At Hermest Clinic, we have a special team experienced in female hair transplant treatment.

What Are The Differences Between Female and Male Hair Transplant?

  • In most cases, women experience hair loss from the front and middle. The hair between two ears often do not fall and there is partial hair loss instead of complete hair loss.
  • After a female hair transplant, the first wash is done by the clinic 3 days after the operation. The patient will wash the hair at home for the next 10 days by following the surgeon’s instructions. There will be shock loss (loss of implanted hair) after 2 weeks. New hair will start to grow 3 months after the operation and the hair becomes denser. At the end of the 8th-12th months, the hair will grow in the densest and voluminous form.
  • However, female hair loss might be due to anaemia or goitre disease which is different from men.  In these cases, a hair transplant will not provide any benefit before treating the medical problem. The implanted hair will be lost again.

Can You Differentiate Female Hair Transplant After The Operation?

The crusts will fall 10 days after the hair transplant. The redness will be gone between 30-40 days. If you don’t have too light and thin skin, the hair transplant does not show after 2 weeks. But if you have a very light skin tone, the redness in the hair transplant region might take up to 1-2 months.

There is very little redness after the crusts fall after the 10th day in a no-shave hair transplant.

If the individual has longer hair than 6-7 cm, the donor region will not be visible after the dressing is removed (day 3). The long hair will cover the donor region.

How is Female Hair Transplant Operated?

The hair at the back of the head which is between two ears is called the donor hair. This strong and thick hair is collected and implanted to the front. 2 different methods are applied for female hair transplant. These are no-shave hair transplants (which is preferred more) and long hair transplants. The entire process for these two hair transplant methods is the same. But there is a single difference:

No-Shave Hair Transplant

The hair is collected by shaving 5-10 cm from the donor region. The hair at the top is not cut and this area is covered. the shaved hair from the donor region is collected and implanted to the bald region in short form (2-3mm).

You can view the No-Shave Hair Transplant page if you want to learn more about no-shave hair transplants.

Long Hair Transplant

The hair isn’t shaved. The donor hair is collected as long hair. This long hair is implanted in the long-form. The individual will see the final result after the transplant.

You can view the Long Hair Transplant page if you want to learn more about long hair transplants.

The operation takes around 7 hours. The hair roots are collected in 3 hours, the channels are opened in 1 hour and the roots are transferred to channels in approximately 3 hours. Of course, this duration can show the difference between individuals. The patient is operated under local anaesthesia without any pain and resting for the first three days is recommended.

Female Hair Transplant Prices

Female hair transplant prices depend on the applied method. Both FUE and DHI techniques can be used for women. Hair transplant in women might look like a normal hair transplant but it is entirely different. An expert and a special team are needed due to this difference. Therefore, female hair transplant prices are higher than other methods.

Female Hair Transplant Prices:

  • are 30-50% higher than the normal FUE hair transplant method.
  • are 30-40% higher than the normal DHI hair transplant method.

For example:

If the normal FUE hair transplant price is 1,500 Euro, the female FUE hair transplant price will be between 1,800 Euro – 2,000 Euro.

If the normal DHI hair transplant price is 1,800 Euro, the female DHI hair transplant price will be between 2,000 Euro – 2,200 TL.

Note: These prices are given as an example. Please contact us to learn the recent prices.

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