Hair Implantation in Women
It is thought that generally 1 of every 5 women loses hair at a certain amount depending on their hormonal changes stemming from aging, diseases and menopause. Whereas generally in women thinning and dilution are seen, in men hair reduces in certain parts of the head. Women can use periwig (peruke) or hair piece (postiche) in order to tackle with this problem.
Sometimes it may be useful to use creams (applied on the head) and drugs. The efficiency of these creams and drugs may show differences from person to person and generally they prevent the current hair to be lost rather than producing new hair.
Hair replacement treatments may be considered for women whose problems have not been solved with the above mentioned ways.
If you are interested in hair replacement treatment, it is important to know that your hair density will never be as before you lost your hair.
Because of the 80% of the reason for hair loss in women is Androgenetic Alopecia (this rate is 95% in men) hair loss in women is not as easy as it is in men. Thus, women having such problems should take professional assistance from an experienced and educated hair restoration doctor.
Androgenetic Alopecia in women (Genetic Hair Loss) is seen in 3 different forms.Grade I: Hair strands’ thinning in the central upper part of the head
GradeII: Hair strands’ thinning or hair loss in patches in wider areas in the central upper part of the head
Grade III: Hair loss in the central upper part of the head, the proceeding of this to the front and rear part and/or frontal hair line losses
It is suspected that 70% of the women suffering from diffuse hair loss have iron deficiency. 18% of these have iron deficiency anemia. In an event of iron deficiency before the anemia occurs, stored iron and tissue iron reduce.
Some researchers allege that hair loss is the earliest symptom of anemia and comes out before overt anemia. Some of the reasons for hair loss in women other than Androgenetic Alopecia and anemia are Trichotillomania, Alopecia Areata, hair losses occurring on the scar areas stemming from accidents, operations had, chemical substance burns, etc, medicines (such as contraceptive pills, beta blockers, cortisone, heparin, coumadin, some antidepressants).
Diagnosis and Treatment
If you have problems such as hair loss the best step to be taken first is to consult an experienced hair restoration doctor. After the diagnosis your doctor will apply the necessary treatment or surgical operation.
There may be many reasons to mention for hair loss but men type hair loss (Androgenetic alopecia) that is also seen in women is not a disease. It stems from our genetic structure and it is a process resulting from age.
However, of course this is not a situation to be preferred or to be lived with.
On one’s head there are 100.000-150.000 hairs on average. During a day 50-150 of these that are in the sleep phase may be lost because of combing, washing and pulling. The hair loss in a person may change according to gender, age and genetic factor. Cyclical losses may last for 2 months and generally repeats 3 times a year.
Intensive hair losses lasting more than 2 months are accepted to be an abnormal process and they require medical research to be done. It is alleged that the rarity of the blood circulation in the scalp, vitamin deficiencies and cap wearing cause baldness.
It has been proved that these theories are not true. It is not true to guess that you will certainly be bald looking at your bald dad or granddad. It is also not true to say that a person at the age of 40 that has not lost hair will never lose his hair.
The Reasons for Hair Losses
Some general illnesses and immune system disorders
Hair development disorders
We can classify hair losses according to their localization as follows:
Localized Hair Losses:
Androgenetic Alopecia (Men type genetic hair loss)
Generalized Hair Losses:
Acute Blood Loss
Hair loss after childbirth
Protein Energy Deficiency
Medicines (such as contraceptive pills, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants-laroxyl, anafranil, tofranil, insidon etc.-, lithium, Prozac, high dose vitamin A and tryptophan, cholesterol lowering medicines, cortisone)
Drugs (such ac cocaine)