Hair loss was once a hidden epidemic, but it’s now being discussed more openly, especially among men. Thinning on top is much more common in men than it is with women; so men very often choose to undergo hair transplant surgery to halt hair loss. This is often done with the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. But do FUE hair transplants work differently for women versus men?
FUE Hair Transplant
Hair transplant surgery has been around for many years, but advances in technology have improved the quality of restoration, and made the process more efficient.
FUE is now done using automated instruments that extract clusters of hair from the donor site at the back of the head. The hairs are then individually transferred to the balding spot. It creates a natural pattern of hair growth, without any visible scarring.
Are FUE transplants different for women and men?
The FUE technique works the same for women as it does for men. However, the donor area needs to be shaved for the transplant, and this can be trickier for women with long hair. Some doctors are careful to shave only the portion of the scalp and leave the surrounding hair long, so that the tiny scars are well-hidden while the hair grows back.
Who is a good candidate?
People suffering with mild to moderate baldness, are generally good candidates for hair transplant surgery. However, they also need to have sufficient quantity of donor hair on the back of the head, or on the sides of the scalp.
Contact the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Guilford, Connecticut, for more information on hair transplant procedures. Call 844-551-9880 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon.