Female hair transplant in Miami
Some women experiencing hair loss give up too quickly. Female baldness can be a scary thing. But is there a permanent and effective way to boost hair growth? Here are some things you need to know about female hair transplant in Miami and how it can be the best decision you have ever made.
In this article you will find out whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, benefits you can reap, technology for female hair transplant in Miami available, your hair transplant options, recovery, cost, and frequently asked questions.
Which women make good candidates for female hair transplant in Miami?
The ideal candidates for female hair transplant surgery are:
- Women in good health with sufficient donor hair to be transplanted.
- Women experiencing hair loss caused by traction alopecia, and alopecia marginalis.
- Women who underwent facial surgeries in the past and wish to restore hair around the incision site.
- Women whose hair loss was caused by trauma such as chemical burns and accidents.
- Women who suffer from different pattern baldness.
Those who wish to undergo female hair transplant in Miami should get evaluated by an experienced female hair loss doctor at Jolie Plastic Surgery to determine whether they are good candidates. Surgeons are familiar with the best techniques to address hair loss problems and will know which female hair transplant approach can help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Experts in the field believe some women may not be the right candidates for this procedure such as those with diffuse hair loss since much hair in the donor areas may be lost.
The pattern baldness and hair loss in women
According to Harvard Women’s Health Watch, “about one-third of women experience hair loss (alopecia) at some point in their lives.” Unfortunately, hair loss affects more women than men emotionally.
There are some basic types of hair loss:
- Genetic – Some women are genetically predisposed to hair thinning, and may experience gradual hair loss. Hair follicles can be sensitive to male hormones, which causes these follicles to shrink and hair to become finer and shorter over time.
- Reactive – Also known as telogen effluvium, too much hair shedding can happen as a result of triggers such as too much stress, a crash diet, or a nutritional deficiency.
What is androgenetic alopecia?
Women can experience hair loss at some point in their lives, which can worsen as they age, especially during menopause. The risks can increase for those suffering from genetic hair loss. Androgenic alopecia can be inherited, or it can be caused by an endocrine condition, which is directly linked to the rise of androgen activity. Unfortunately, it is not clear what the role of androgens in women is.
Androgenic alopecia will occur due to the increase of time between hair shedding and the anagen hair growth phase. Hair will take longer to grow back after shedding. The hair follicles will also shrink and become thinner and shorter. However, there are some female pattern baldness treatment options available. This condition can be treated with medications and supplements, but in most cases, hair transplantation may be necessary.
Benefits of Female hair transplant in Miami
Hair restoration surgery can be advantageous. Some of the common benefits include:
- Improved looks – Women experiencing hair loss may feel disappointed with the way they look. Female hair transplant can help these women fill their balding patches and greatly improve their looks and confidence.
- A permanent solution – Many non-surgical solutions for female hair restoration don’t yield permanent results while a female hair transplant procedure is a trustworthy and permanent solution.
- Balding issues – The only effective solution for women suffering from this condition is undergoing female hair transplant surgery. Once the affected regions have been treated, you should not have to worry about your bald spots or receding hairlines ever again.
- It requires minimal maintenance – Transplanted hair is just like natural hair, therefore, you will not need any kind of special treatment to maintain thickness. However, some patients may need several procedures to reach their aesthetic goals.
- Affordable – Most hair restoration methods can be expensive while hair restoration surgery is typically a one-time procedure.
Your consultation with a female hair transplant doctor
During your initial consultation at Jolie Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pascual will determine the best hair replacement approach for you. Patients can discuss any concerns they may have. Some things to consider are the degree of hair loss, scalp hair characteristics, donor hair density, age factors, family history and risk of hair loss. Your aesthetic goals are also important.
After reviewing your treatment options, the female hair loss doctor will suggest a long-term plan specifically for your treatment and in line with your goals. We will make sure you are comfortable with the plan and the number of procedures necessary to achieve the desired results. At that time we will also determine the average cost for the procedure based on the total of hair grafts to be transplanted and sessions needed.
What options do you have for a female hair transplant in Miami?
Presently, there are some popular women's hair replacement options used. These procedures will address common hair loss concerns patients may have. They are similar to the techniques used to transplant hair and reverse hair loss in men. The most advanced hair transplantation techniques are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
Both procedures harvest hair from the scalp and use it to replenish targeted areas. Luckily, most women have good hair density on the back of the head. During FUT, hair follicles strips are harvested from the back of the scalp while female FUE hair transplant extracts individual follicles from the donor area and transplant them into small incisions in targeted areas.
Hair Replacement for women with the NeoGraft technology
NeoGraft is a minimally-invasive procedure producing astounding results for both men and women suffering from hair loss. This revolutionary technology provides natural hairlines without requiring a long horizontal scar. Many surgeons prefer this tool since it helps create great results and a quality procedure. The NeoGraft system helps harvest hair follicles at a higher speed. Also, the hair looks healthier and fuller than when strips of hair are transplanted. With previous methods, hair strips were transplanted making the results seem rather obvious.
Recovery after a female hair transplant procedure
After surgery, Dr. Pascual and staff will review the post-operative care plan with the patient. Recovery time for this procedure is minimal. Some patients can return to work in 2-4 days. Mild crust in the scalp area where hair was crafted should fade in seven days. It is natural for the transplanted hair to shed after surgery, and new hair will eventually grow back at an average rate in a few months. Surgeons usually prescribe Rogaine to improve hair growth after transplantation.
Some helpful recovery tips for female hair transplant surgery:
- Listen to your doctor’s advice and you will have a swift recovery. Patients can take home detailed aftercare instructions. It is important they understand it well and take all prescribed medications exactly as directed by the surgeon to avoid post-operative swelling.
- Put alcohol away for a few days. It is not advised drinking alcohol during recovery since it can affect the blood supply in the head and take longer to heal.
- Avoid strenuous activity during the first week of recovery. That includes activities such as heavy lifting, yoga, tennis, and so on.
- Elevate your head with some extra pillows. It can help with swelling. Also, avoid leaning forward or bending.
- Expect some hair loss. It is natural to notice some hair falling out during the first weeks of recovery.
- It is best to avoid getting your hair wet during the first 24 hours. However, patients who undergo FUT hair transplant should take care of the scar and apply treatment as recommended by the surgeon.
- Avoid chemicals on your hair. Some patients like to use chemicals to straighten their hair but sometimes these chemicals can be harmful. Ask your surgeon about which products are safe to use.
- Keep a balanced and healthy diet. It will help boost the healing process.
Female hair transplant cost
The female hair transplant cost has to do with the number of grafts and the technique employed. Unlike other popular hair restoration procedures, this is a one-time procedure, which patients tend to appreciate. At Jolie Plastic Surgery, we charge $3.50 per graft. The average cost for this procedure is $5 per graft.
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Female hair transplant FAQs
Your body will reject grafts from someone that is not genetically compatible with you. In other words, all female hair transplants run the risk of rejection, which means the patient’s immune system may reject the transplant. Although there are anti-rejection drugs to treat this problem, some serious side effects and health risks are associated with these injections. They debilitate the immune system and may increase the likelihood of infections.
Female hair transplant can be a stressful event, and it may also encourage hair loss in the surgical area. Shock loss is possible after female hair restoration yet most patients will not experience it. Shock to the scalp during surgery can speed up hair loss, but there are ways to prevent and reduce shock loss in women.
As long as the patient has sufficient donor hair, postmenopausal hair loss can be improved significantly. However, you will need a throughout evaluation by a female hair loss doctor.
Patients can return to their regular activities and wash their hair five days after surgery. Surgeons advise patients to color their hair in 2 weeks, especially if they underwent FUT hair transplant. The surgeon will remove the staples and make sure the wound is closed before patients are allowed to dye their hair.
Patients should expect full results in 12 months. However, women with long hair may need to wait about 18 months to 2 years before they can see their fully grown hair matching the current length.
As long as the procedure is done correctly, patients should expect natural-looking results. The results can be so natural that they are undetectable to even your friends, family and hair stylist.
Transplanted hair is just like normal hair. You can do the same things you do with your natural hair such as style it, cut it, and color it.
There is a condition called Traction Alopecia caused by a particular hairstyle that continues pulling the hair and results in continuous traction. This condition can affect the whole front and top of the scalp. The best solution to this problem is simply changing your hairstyle. Nevertheless, some patients may be experiencing permanent hair loss, which cannot be treated by just removing the trigger mechanism. You may need a more permanent solution such as hair transplant for women.
Scarring Alopecia causes hair loss, especially on the scalp. Hair follicles are destroyed by this condition, particularly after trauma, burns, and other medical diseases such as scleroderma and lupus. Scarring Alopecia should be treated first, and patients can consider surgical hair restoration. But not everyone will qualify.
It is common for some women to experience hair loss a few months after giving birth. Postpartum hair loss causes hair follicles to become trapped in a resting state. Although this category of hair loss may occur temporarily, sometimes patients suffering from female patterned hair loss will not recover and may continue shedding hair. Patients who may not notice hair growing back after pregnancy should contact a women's hair loss specialist. Sometimes other secondary conditions such as hormonal imbalance, anemia or thyroid problems may be hindering hair growth.
A female hair loss doctor will discuss whether you are a good candidate for this procedure and risks associated with it. Some potential risks include swelling, scarring, bruising, and post-operative bleeding.