Hair loss patterns in women are typically different from those in men. Hair loss in women tends to be more diffuse than hair loss in men. The more characteristic female pattern is diffuse thinning over a considerable area of the scalp, or diffuse thinning in a Christmas tree pattern over the central scalp. In diffuse female pattern hair loss, some women can benefit from hair transplantation. The procedure has a high success rate in women and the great majority of clients are very happy with the results. However, not all women are candidates for hair transplantation and other options should be discussed and considered. A hair restoration surgeon with experience should do an evaluation to make sure the patient is a good candidate for hair transplant surgery and give recommendation customized to each individual's needs and concerns.
Women who are good candidates and decide to move forward with hair transplantation often ask which harvesting techniques is more efficient for female pattern hair loss. In order to know which technique best fits the concerns of the female client, the donor area needs to be examined from close up. During the consultation, the hair transplant specialist should examine the donor hair and texture of the hair carefully to make sure that the client is a good candidate for FUE or FUT technique. If the client has curly hair or if they have a more advanced Female Patten Hair Loss, then FUE should not be recommended. Also patient has to keep in mind that the head needs to be shaved for FUE, whereas no shaving is required for FUT or strip method. Before deciding on a harvesting method, Both patient and the hair restoration surgeon should be confident that all pros and cons are discussed. It is wise to keep in mind that harvesting is just one aspect of the procedure. To get the most aesthetic result the most important part is the design of the recipient area, the execution of the plan and the surgical skills of the hair transplant surgeon. In addition, A comprehensive treatment option including hair transplant and medical hair treatment is usually considered when treating female pattern hair loss.
During the initial consultation with the specialist, Dr. Meshkin spends a considerable amount of time to educate the patient utilizing computer hair analysis to evaluate the extent of hair loss, hair loss progression, hair characteristics, and the donor availability. If hair transplant is an option, he will provide an estimate of the number of grafts needed, recommend and explain the best technique of harvesting the grafts that best fits the patient's concerns and goals and the method used for the recipient area. Dr. Meshkin will provide all the information necessary for the patient to make an educated decision for the any surgical or medical hair treatment options available.
Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. He has been chosen as Top influencer in REALSELF100 2015 and 2016 for sharing his knowledge and experience in the field of hair restoration. If you are suffering from hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.