Throughout our lives, age can cause many changes to occur in the body. Hair loss is a common side effect for many patients, both male and female.
— Dr. Mark Anton, Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
Although it is typically more noticeable or seemingly common among men, female hair loss occurs to almost every woman at some point in her life. Unfortunately, however, for many women, this can distract from their aesthetic appearance and cause them to feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their appearance.
Around one-third of all women will experience some form of alopecia, or hair loss, in their life. It some cases brought on by stress, medication, health issues, or other factors. For post-menopausal women, however, this number increases to about two-thirds. Menopause tends to bring on bald spots and may make it worse in women who already experience hair loss.
Male hair restoration and transplant surgery are known to be widely successful and popular among patients suffering from male pattern baldness.
However, it is important to note, not all women may be ideal candidates for the same or similar treatment. Talking to a qualified plastic surgeon or aesthetic nurse can help you better understand what your treatment options are for female hair loss and whether transplant surgery is right for you!
Female pattern balding is caused by androgenetic alopecia.
This is the main cause of hair loss for both men and women and can be characterized by certain noticeable side effects. However, the underlying reason may depend on various factors.
Understanding what the cause of your hair loss is can also help determine what type of treatment will be ideal for you. For some women, it can be genetic or connected to certain medications. For some of our Newport Beach female hair loss patients, it can be the result of a health condition, thyroid disorders, anemia, autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and even skin conditions like psoriasis. In a vast majority of cases, female hair loss is simply a natural side effect of aging.
Female hair loss may be addressed using different procedures and treatment options. Ultimately, it will depend on your unique needs, including the level of hair loss a patient is experiencing and what their desired results are. Additionally, certain health factors may affect your ability to successfully undergo hair loss treatment. The type of hair loss you are experiencing can also determine what type of treatment is best for you.
If you are a woman that experiences balding due to androgenetic alopecia, Hair restoration surgery may be an option for you! The surgery involves transplanting healthy hair follicles grafted from another area of the head into the balding section. This may also be a good option for women who are concerned about receding hairlines or thinning around the hairline.
Hair loss can cause women to feel older and distract from their natural beauty.
While certain tricks and tools can be used to hide certain types of hair loss, it can ultimately cause strain on patients and make them feel self-conscious about their appearance.
The most obvious benefit of female hair loss treatment is a visible reduction in balding and improved hair growth in the treated area. However, patients can also achieve fuller, thicker hair that is easy to style, as well as a more youthful appearance. Plus, women who undergo the procedure may enjoy an improved quality of life and boost their self-image and confidence.
Consultation for Female Hair Loss in Newport Beach
The best way to know if female hair restoration procedures are a fit for you is by scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgery expert. In Newport Beach, Dr. Mark Anton, MD, FACS, offers high-quality hair follicle treatments to women experiencing female hair loss in Southern California. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Hair transplant surgery is an extant procedure since the 1950s and has shown success in the treatment of male and female pattern hair loss.
The procedure involves harvesting a strip of donor hair follicles from a strategic area on the scalp. The donor sites are known as “stable sites” because they are unaffected by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone typically linked to hair loss.
This method is typically known as follicular unit transplantation. Once the donor follicles have been harvested and separated, they are then implanted directly into the balding area by way of a minor incision made by a needle or similar instrument.
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