Hair Replacement Procedures for Women
Hair loss and thinning hair is not unique to men. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, genetic hair loss affects more than 30 million women, with as many as 50% of women aged 40 and older experiencing some level of hair loss or thinning hair. While heredity is the typical cause for hair loss in men, women may suffer from thinning hair for a number of reasons, including hormonal imbalance related to pregnancy or menopause, low thyroid, iron deficiency, and autoimmune disease.
The good news is that hair transplants have been shown to be as effective in women as in men, and Dr. Tim R. Love has over 30 years of experience in the most efficient and successful procedures, relying on the gold-standard strip harvesting method to deliver natural, sustainable results. At just $4 per graft, he offers the most competitive procedure price in the country.
By removing healthy follicle units from a donor area as one group, the strip harvesting method allows hair follicle units to be extracted intact in their genetic form. The healthy follicles can then be moved to various areas of your scalp. Strips of hair are removed from the donor site and prepared as hair grafts of up to three follicle units.
The grafts are then transplanted into small puncture sites in the recipient areas where they are carefully positioned by orientation, angle, and number. The average hair transplant surgery consists of approximately 1500 grafts and takes between three and four hours.
Post-surgery, you will be prescribed antibiotics and pain medication, although most discomfort passes within 24 hours. Dr. Love may also recommend a topical or oral medication to protect your remaining hair.