I'm a Woman and Am Losing My Hair. Am I a Good Candidate for a Hair Transplant?

If you’re experiencing hair loss, you’re not alone. Up to a third of women develop hair loss at some point in their lives. It’s particularly common in women after menopause, with up to two-thirds experiencing thinning hair and even developing bald spots. 

Why hair loss occurs in women

Hair loss in women is usually the result of androgenetic alopecia; the hair starts thinning at the line of your part and may gradually become thinner all over the head. First, visit your doctor to see if your hair loss is the result of a medication you take or an underlying medical condition. If so, your hair loss might be reversed with treatment. On the other hand, your hair loss may be the result of your genetic makeup. 

Hair loss can affect your self-esteem. Beautiful, thick hair is associated with physical and sexual attractiveness. If you have noticeably thinning hair, you may not feel attractive, your self-confidence may plummet, and the condition can cause you significant emotional distress. But you don’t have to live with this hair loss permanently. 

A minimally invasive solution to hair loss

Today’s modern technology offers a minimally invasive hair transplant solution that fosters new hair growth. At Eternal Hair and Esthetics, we use the direct follicle implant (DFI) method to transplant women’s hair. It’s a new hair transplant procedure that’s quicker and more efficient than traditional methods. 

The DFI transplant does exactly what the name says: We take hair follicles from the back of your head, where hair growth is usually thicker with more healthy follicles, and implant the healthy donor follicles to the areas with thinning hair. 

Advantages of minimally invasive hair transplants

Before the DFI transplant procedure became available, most hair transplants were performed using follicular unit transplantation, commonly called strip surgery. During this procedure, the physician would remove a 6- to 10-inch strip of skin from your head and sew your scalp closed. The strip of hair would then be divided into hundreds of tiny grafts containing hairs that were transplanted.

That method is much more invasive than the DFI transplant and requires recovery time while your scalp heals. It’s a surgical procedure, and having a strip of skin removed from your scalp isn’t going to be pain-free. 

The DFI transplant is a gamechanger in hair loss treatment. Unlike strip surgery, a DFI transplant is a same-day procedure; you can go home after the transplant and even go to work the next day. More good news: We don’t need to shave part of your head for the procedure. You simply receive local anesthesia to numb your head while we do the work. 

A DFI transplant is not effective for everyone. At Eternal Hair and Esthetics, we evaluate your medical history and your hair loss and let you know if the DFI method is likely to improve your hair growth and thickness. You need a good amount of healthy donor hair follicles, which are most often found at the back of the head, where the hair is thickest. If your hair has thinned all over, including at the back of your head, you may not have enough healthy hair follicles for transplantation.

A thick, lustrous head of hair signals good health and vitality. Call us at Eternal Hair and Esthetics or book an appointment online for a consultation that offers solutions for your hair loss. 

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