Are Women Less Likely to be Candidates for a Hair Transplant?June 25th, 2007
Q: I heard that a smaller per cent of women are candidates for hair transplants compared to men. Is this true?
A: Yes, that is true. Women more commonly have diffuse hair loss where the thinning is all over the scalp. This means that the donor area (the back and sides of the scalp) are thinning as well.
If the donor area is not stable, then there is no point in doing a hair transplant, since the transplanted hair will continue to fall out. Remember, the transplanted hair is no better than the area where is comes from.
On the other hand, women with stable donor areas can be great candidates for surgical hair restoration. The stability of the donor area can be assessed using a procedure called densitometry and should be part of the hair loss evaluation when you see your physician.Related Posts:
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- What are the Most Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women?
- Is Female Pattern Hair Loss Common?
Tags: Densitometry, Diffuse Hair Loss, Donor Area, Donor Area Thinning, Hair Loss Consultation, Hair Loss in Women Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on June 25th, 2007 at 1:05 pm