Can Hair Transplant Treat Diffuse Hair Loss in Women?October 27th, 2006
Q: My hair loss resembles the grade I female hair loss scale, but none of the male hair loss patterns. It has been relatively stable for the past five years and only recently has it begun to progress further. I began both Propecia and regain two months ago, but the hair loss still continues at the same pace. I’m really worried. Does a hair transplant work in such a diffuse hair loss?
A: If your hair loss is diffuse only on top, then a hair transplant will be effective. This condition is called Diffuse Patterned Alopecia or DPA.
If the diffuse pattern of hair loss affects the back and sides as well, then surgical hair restoration should be avoided. In this case (called Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia or DUPA) the donor area is not permanent and the transplanted hair will continue to thin over time.Related Posts:
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Topic: Hair Loss
Tags: Causes of Hair Loss in Women, Diffuse Hair Loss, Diffuse Patterned Alopecia (DPA), Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia (DUPA), Donor Area, Female Pattern Hair Loss, Hair Loss in Women, Male Pattern Baldness, Permanent Hair Zone, Propecia (Finasteride) Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on October 27th, 2006 at 2:02 pm