Hair loss in women is immensely different from hair loss in men. Whether hide it or not, both the genders struggle with it. Though hair loss in women may not be as visible as it is in men, a large number of women suffer from this problem. Many women do not even acknowledge this problem and continue to live with it. With awareness about hair loss in women spreading around, more women are recognising this problem and opting for treatment.
Hair loss in women can occur due to various reasons. Most common reasons being ageing, illness or hormonal changes after menopause. But the hair loss in women is diffuse hair loss which, unlike in men, happens overall the head and in patches. Hair loss in men is called androgenetic alopecia, which is commonly referred to as male pattern baldness. It is the thinning of hair mostly on the top of the head, with sides and back retaining hair growth. The sides and back can be utilised as donor sites for hair transplant in men.
For women, it is not so simple. For most women, hair loss or female pattern baldness makes their donor sites unstable. Since hair loss is all over the scalp and in patches, the area where growth is retained is not suitable for hair transplant. Even if some follicles are taken from these areas, they tend to fall off after some time. Therefore, not all women who suffer from hair loss can be considered suitable for a hair transplant.
However, women who have thinning similar to men .i.e., if they shed hair only from the top of the head and have a growth on sides and back, then they can opt for a hair transplant. The hair follicles can be taken from these stable donor sites and grafted onto the thinning area. One thing that should be kept in mind in mind is that hair transplant cannot increase the volume of hair. Women looking for length in hair should not go for a transplant. They should try alternative methods like wearing a wig or using extensions.
If a hair transplant is an option you want to pursue, then the following criteria should be met beforehand:
- Women who have hair loss due to mechanical or traction alopecia which is non-hormonal.
- Women who have specific baldness similar to male pattern baldness.
- Women who suffer from hair loss due to scarring from accidents, trauma, chemical burns etc.
- Women who have undergone plastic or cosmetic surgery before.
Therefore, if you fulfil all the above criteria then you can opt for hair transplant. Saundarya City provides hair transplant treatment for both men and women. It is one of the pioneering centres for hair transplant in Nagpur.