Are You a Candidate?

Provided Courtesy of: The Truth About Women’s Hair Loss

According to experts a very small percentage of women are actually candidates for hair transplant surgery, approximately 2 – 5% will benefit from this type of procedure. The 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.

Due to the lack of stability in women suffering with female pattern baldness, women generally make very poor candidates for hair transplant surgery. However, if your hair loss is caused by any of the above mentioned, then you may benefit from this procedure.

See Article: Women and Hair Transplants by Raymond J. Konior

For Hair Loss Support For Women Visit: The Women’s Hair Loss Project