Hair Transplants For Females
Can Women Have A Hair Transplant?
About 15 to 20% of Dr. Feinberg’s patients are women.
Women can lose their hair in the same pattern that is common to men, i.e. recession of the hairline often with thinning or balding back toward the crown. Typically, the female pattern of balding (FPB) spares the hairline, which may thin, but doesn’t recede, while thinning to balding occurs at or behind the hairline, spreading to the crown.
About a third of Dr. Feinberg’s female patients have the male pattern problem (MPB) and transplanting requires re-establishment of the rounded hairline associated with women, which usually requires enhancing of the so-called temporal points on the sides in front of the ears.
For the other two-thirds, transplanting means filling in the thinned areas in order to provide better hair density.
The FUT or strip method is usually the only type of transplant used for women. It has a distinct advantage over the FUT transplant because when the grafts are prepared under a microscope, follicular units can be combined to provide hairier grafts that provide better coverage and density.
Ludwig Classification for Women
Dr. Feinberg is a leader in providing effective and natural-looking hair transplants for females who are experiencing female hair loss. At the New Jersey Hair Transplant Center, women are provided with a range of options for hair restoration, including both surgical and non-surgical options. The scale for diagnosing female pattern baldness is the Ludwig scale.
In addition to developing the Ludwig scale for diagnosing female pattern baldness, Olsen in 1999 graded female hair loss into 3 stages based on a frontal accentuation pattern in which the hair loss was more profound in the frontal region that gradually tapered back toward less hair loss in the occiput when viewed with a central hair part. This pattern of hair loss resembles a Christmas tree when viewed with the patient looking down, and according to Olsen accounts for 70% of female pattern loss. In stage 1, there is mild to moderate frontal accentuation loss. In stage 2, there is both frontal accentuation that can be more severe than in stage 1 and mixed with diffuse hair loss. In stage 3, the loss is so severe that only diffuse thinning is principally noted.
Dr. Feinberg has over 30 years’ experience in restoring hair for both women and men. He can meet with you to discuss your goals, your options, and the best hair restoration method for you. Whether you are interested in non-invasive techniques or a hair transplant, Dr. Feinberg is a pioneer in the field and offers the most effective, cutting-edge technologies in the field. Book a consultation with Dr. Feinberg and get started now.