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Hair loss affects millions of people worldwide, and it can have a significant impact on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. While hair loss is often associated with men, women can also experience hair loss due to a variety of factors. Fortunately, advances in hair restoration techniques have made it possible for both men and women to restore their hairline and regain their confidence. One such technique is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplantation. But can FUE hair transplantation be performed on women? Let’s find out.
What is FUE hair transplantation?
FUE hair transplantation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves removing hair follicles from a donor area on the scalp and transplanting them to the balding or thinning areas. Unlike traditional hair transplantation techniques, FUE hair transplantation does not require the removal of a strip of skin, which means there is no linear scar. Instead, individual follicular units are removed and transplanted, resulting in a more natural-looking hairline.
Can FUE hair transplantation be performed on women?
Yes, FUE hair transplantation can be performed on women. In fact, hair loss affects an estimated 40% of women, and FUE hair transplantation can be an effective solution for female pattern hair loss or other types of hair loss in women.
Women can experience hair loss due to a variety of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, stress, and certain medical conditions. FUE hair transplantation can help women with hair loss by restoring the hairline and increasing hair density in the thinning areas.
How does FUE hair transplantation work for women?
The FUE hair transplantation procedure for women is similar to that for men. The surgeon will first evaluate the patient’s scalp and hair to determine the cause and extent of hair loss. If the patient is a good candidate for FUE hair transplantation, the surgeon will proceed with the procedure.
During the procedure, individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area on the scalp and transplanted to the recipient area. The surgeon will carefully place each hair follicle at the appropriate angle and depth to create a natural-looking hairline.
The recovery process for FUE hair transplantation is similar for both men and women. Patients will need to follow their surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully, which may include taking pain medication, avoiding strenuous activities, and keeping the scalp clean.