According to American Hair Loss Association 2-5% of women will benefit from hair transplant surgery because most women have what's called diffuse hair loss. The donor areas in women are affected by follicle-killing DHT, which means that if you remove hair and accompanying follicles from these donor areas in women and transplant them to other areas, it's just going to fall out.
Any doctor who would attempt to transplant hair from an unstable donor site-donor site with diffuse female baldness-is unethical and just trying to take economic advantage of the patient.
Only women who are potential candidates for surgical hair restoration are:
- Women who have suffered hair loss due to mechanical or traction Alopecia (non hormonal)
- Women who have had previous cosmetic or plastic surgery and are concerned about hair loss around the incision sites.
- Women who have a distinct pattern of baldness, similar to that of male pattern baldness. This includes, hairline recession, vertex thinning, and a donor area that is not affected by androgenetic Alopecia.
- Women who suffer hair loss due to trauma, including burn victims, scarring from accidents and chemical burns.
- Women with alopecia marginalis, a condition that looks very similar to traction alopecia.
If your hair loss is caused by any of the above mentioned, then you may benefit from this procedure.
“Know your options and make right decision. Be educated enough to walk away from the NONSENSE around you” Svetlana M. Danovich MD