Baldness is associated with men. Unfortunately, women too suffer from it. Baldness in women is linked to hormonal changes that result from pregnancy, menopause, and other life changes. Just like in men, baldness in women occurs in cycles. Women will notice mild hair thinning until apparent baldness ensues.
Since it's devastating for women to be bald, it's paramount to correct the problem while at its early stages. There are two main ways that women can correct the condition: using standard medications that make hair to grow, and undergoing hair transplantation.
Use of standard medication to restore balding is discouraged in women. This is because there are few studies that have been done to show the effectiveness of the medication on women. Due to this, the best way for women to restore balding is to undergo hair transplantation.
What is hair transplantation?
This is a surgical procedure where hair is harvested from areas of the head where there is ample hair growth and the hair is transplanted to the balding areas.
In men, hair is harvested at the back of the head and transplanted to the front. Hair transplantation in women is different. This is because women don't undergo localized balding; balding in women is diffuse where women lose hair in different areas of the head.
Due to this, it becomes hard for surgeons to have a specific area to harvest hair from; therefore, surgeons harvest hair in any part of the head as long as the area has high hair density.
After a surgeon has identified areas of the head that have enough hair, he transplants follicular transplants that are enough to fill your head. Once the surgeon has transplanted the hair, the transplanted hair mimics your natural hair. Due to this, it's difficult for anyone to know that you have undergone surgery.
Women that are ideal for Hair transplantation
The procedure is not ideal to every woman. There are some women whose balding problem can't be solved by the procedure. In this case, it's the doctor's responsibility to decide who undergoes the procedure and who doesn't. In most cases, women who can undergo the procedure include:
Those experiencing diffuse balding. Diffuse balding is the type of balding that is not limited to the top of the scalp. In this case, balding can be on top, on the sides and at the back of the head. When you have diffuse baldness, hair can be harvested in areas where there is plenty of hair growth and the hair is transplanted to the balding areas.
The other women who are ideal for the procedure are those that have high hairlines. According to research, women with high hairlines usually have stable hair growth patterns. Also, these women have strong supply of donor hair that can be transplanted.
The final women who are ideal for the procedure are those that have thinning hair around the crown or in the mid-scalp region.