Last updated on June 8, 2023
What causes hair loss?
There is a wide range of conditions that can bring on hair loss. Some of the most common for women are pregnancy, thyroid disorders and anaemia. Other reasons for hair loss include extreme stress; physical trauma like surgery or intense illness or dramatic weight loss over a short period of time. Androgenetic alopecia is a hereditary condition that is the most common cause of hair loss in both men and women.
Hair growth cycles are important because when they go askew, they can contribute to hair loss. Things that interfere with the cycle — like medication, illness, infection, or chemicals — have the potential to stop hair from being formed properly.
Although hair loss may seem like a more prominent problem in men, women are nearly equally as likely to lose hair or to have thinning hair. Most women notice it in their 50s or 60s, but it can happen at any age and for a variety of reasons.
So, what is the best hair loss treatment for women?
In the last decade, hair transplanting techniques have advanced and our understanding of female pattern hair loss has evolved. Women previously thought to be ineligible for surgery can now benefit greatly from this hair loss treatment. Although not all women with female pattern hair loss are candidates, many can be helped with this procedure.
Similar to men, potential female candidates must have a good long-term possible donor-recipient ratio and have realistic expectations and goals.
Hair transplant procedure
Under a local anaesthetic, your doctor at the Crown Clinic will take a thin strip of hair from this area (the ‘donor area’). The hair follicles will then be dissected and the non-hair-bearing tissue will be removed. Hair follicles naturally grow in groups of one to three individual hairs, so the grafts are dissected as they occur – in one, two and three follicle groups.
Each follicle or ‘graft’ is then skilfully relocated to the thinning or balding area of the head (the ‘recipient area’). The grafts are transplanted into their new position at an angle that mimics the client’s own hairline. The recipient area heals in just a few days with no scarring. The new hair starts to grow in approximately three to four months.
Hair transplantation is the only proven, permanent solution to restore naturally growing hair. The transplanted hair retains its colour, curl and texture and will require regular cutting and styling. Even your hairdresser won’t know the difference. Transplanted hair looks natural, wet or dry, can be styled the way you like and is yours to enjoy a lifetime.
Hair Transplant Sydney
To find out more about hair loss treatments for women in Sydney, contact the team at the Crown Clinic today!