Though hair loss is often considered a predominantly male issue, more than 30 million women suffer from hair loss in the United States alone. Women who have to face the reality of thinning hair, receding hairlines or bald spots may also experience confidence issues due to their changing physical appearance.
Am I a good candidate for hair restoration?
Most balding men are good candidates for hair restoration, however that is not the case for women. Why? Most women have diffuse hair loss, which is an overall thinning of head hair. This thinning affects the sides and back of the head—these are typically stable donor sites for men. If you are a woman suffering with hair loss, here are four ways to determine if you are a good candidate for hair restoration treatments:
- You are a woman who has suffered non-hormonal hair loss (e.g., mechanical or traction alopecia).
- You are a woman who has suffered hair loss from a previous cosmetic or plastic surgery and are concerned about hair loss around the incision.
- You are a woman who has a distinct pattern of baldness, similar to that of men (e.g., receding hairline, thinning on the crown or top of head, and at least one stable donor area).
- You are a woman who has suffered hair loss as a result of trauma (e.g., chemical or other burns or scarring as a result of an accident).
If you’d like to explore hair restoration for women, the hair restoration specialists at Amarillo Hair Restoration Center recommend a thorough hair loss evaluation and a complete medical history to determine if treatment is possible and ultimately which treatment options may be the best options for you.
At Amarillo Hair Restoration Center, we combine compassion, experience and skill to treat hair loss for women in Amarillo. Call 806-355-HAIR (4247) to schedule an initial consultation. We are dedicated to hair restoration for women and committed to providing safe options for your hair loss treatments.