Not Just For Men
Have you heard that hair transplants in New York are not just for men?
It’s true that the majority of Nova Medical Hair Transplant patients tend to be men experiencing male pattern baldness, otherwise known as androgenic alopecia, however, women can be affected by this condition too and research suggests that up to 50% of them will have hair loss due to this condition in their lifetime. Women’s hair loss can be temporary or progressive, depending on the cause. It’s important to find out what the reason is behind the thinning hair, because causes like thyroid disease need medical attention. Many women who experience hair loss begin to see the changes during a significant hormone shift such as pregnancy or menopause.
Luckily, hair lost during pregnancy will typically grow back, as will hair that sheds after a stressful period or poor nutrition, as soon as health is restored.
Genetic Androgenic Alopecia
If a woman knows that female hair loss runs in her family, she is more likely to experience genetic androgenic alopecia. The positive news is that for women, the hairline rarely recedes, and complete bald patches don’t form. Rather, the hair sheds and thins in a diffuse manner and the part in the center of the crown may widen. This makes many women excellent candidates for a hair transplant because they will keep the transplanted hair and it will blend with their existing hair. Without a moving hairline to target, the hair transplant surgeon can concentrate on filling in density within the existing hair boundaries.