Hair Transplantation for Women

When talking about hair transplantation, one usually thinks about hair loss in men. However, hair transplantation is also very common in women. Hair loss in women is usually caused by hormones, stress, and malnutrition. Hair transplantation in women is as important as hair transplantation in men. Since hair loss in women is noticed earlier than in men, hair transplantation in women can be performed earlier.

How is hair transplantation performed in women?

Hair transplantation in women, unlike in men, is not completely shaved. Hair transplantation is performed without shaving the hair. For hair transplantation in women, the donor area determined in the neck is opened and the donor’s hair is taken from there. The entire hair is not shaved, but the area is opened locally.

The FUE technique is generally used for hair transplantation in women. Since the FUE technique is performed with local anesthesia, the procedure is painless. In hair transplantation with the FUE technique, hair follicles taken from the donor area are inserted one by one into the bald area. Hair transplantation in women takes about 6 to 8 hours and the patient can return to his daily routine immediately after the procedure. In unshaven hair transplantation in women, hair transplantation is performed only by shaving the donor area. However, shaved hair transplantation is recommended because when hair follicles are placed between long hairs during hair transplantation, other hair follicles are damaged. Forehead reduction is the preferred hair transplant surgery for women. For women with a wide forehead, the hairline in the forehead area is pulled forward and hair transplantation is performed.

What should be done after hair transplantation in women?

-Heavy work should be avoided within 3 days after hair transplantation and hair care products should not be used within 15 days. Only the hair care products recommended by the doctor should be used.

– Objects that put pressure on the hair should not be used (hats, bandanas, wigs…).

Sunlight should be avoided after hair transplantation.

– The crusts formed in the hair should not be removed, this area should be treated more sensitively.

– The hair should not itch if there is an itch on the scalp.

– The hair should not be colored after a hair transplant. However, you can use a hair dye at the time recommended by the doctor.