Posted on October 5, 2020 in Hair
Most people immediately think of men as being the majority of hair restoration patients, but many women face hair loss as well. In women, there are a wide variety of reasons why the hair may begin to thin, and may result in an uneven or receding hairline or thinning or bald patches. NeoGraft is an excellent solution for hair loss in women, but before you schedule your consultation, take time to understand more about hair loss and the procedure.
Hair naturally goes through three stages of the growth cycle, which are:
Following the telogen stage, a follicle will remain dormant for about three months before a new hair begins to grow. While it’s normal to lose some hair due to this natural process, losing large amounts of hair or clumps of hair can be a sign of a medical issue. If you have visibly thinning hair, schedule an appointment with your doctor to evaluate your health.
There are several reasons why a woman may lose hair. Some of these include side effects of medications, stress, thyroid issues, or hormonal imbalance. Traction alopecia, which occurs from wearing tight hairstyles too frequently, can also occur with women in particular. Similarly, women may lose hair due to damaging products or tools.
Hair loss can also occur simply as a genetic condition known as female-pattern hair loss. This usually begins when a woman is in her 40s or 50s. Other causes for hair loss include inflammatory conditions in the scalp, like eczema or psoriasis, or autoimmune conditions, like lupus.
Some causes of hair loss can be treated by your primary care doctor. For example, changing medications or addressing hormonal imbalance may restore your hair. For other, permanent hair loss causes, surgical hair restoration can create natural-looking full hair.
NeoGraft is a method of follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant surgery. FUE works by transplanting individual units of hair from a donor site to an area where thinning or balding has taken place. NeoGraft is an excellent solution for women to restore hair especially around the hairline or even for the eyebrows. It results in no linear scarring as with “strip” technique hair transplants, and the procedure is completed quickly with minimal downtime. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ransom has an eye for precision and a high-level understanding of creating beautiful, natural-appearing results in his hair restoration procedures.
To learn more about NeoGraft and a plan to treat your thinning hair, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ransom. Call our San Francisco office at (415) 877-6603 or request an appointment through our online form.
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.