With female pattern baldness, the hair tends to become thinner all over and the frontal hairline usually stays intact. So while hair loss isn’t usually as noticeable as it is on men, the overall thinning means there isn’t a suitable donor site available. In fact, trying to take hair from thinning areas would make the hair loss appear much more prominent and there’d be no guarantee that the results would be permanent.
A hair transplant is a considerable investment of money and women are not always warned that the results can be less than satisfactory. A female hair loss expert can give you expert, impartial advice on whether a hair transplant procedure is likely to fulfil their expectations.
When might a female hair transplant be effective?
Experts predict around that 2% to 5% of women suffering from hair loss would benefit from a hair transplant. If, for example, you’re suffering from traction alopecia, you could be a good hair transplant candidate, because usually only the hair follicles in certain areas of the scalp have been damaged and it is possible to transplant healthy hair follicles from elsewhere.
Some women also suffer the same kind of hair loss pattern as men, such as a receding hairline or thinning on just the top of the scalp, while the sides and back of the scalp are unaffected. In these cases, a hair transplant could be effective.
Overall, the key to undergoing a successful hair transplant is having a good donor site available. If you’re experiencing diffuse hair thinning then a treatment such as Scalp MicroPigmentation might be a better option.
FUT Hair Transplantation
A Follicular Unit Transplant, or FUT as it’s commonly known, is where hair is transplanted from zones that are less receptive to the balding process called permanent zones. Your surgeon will take small follicular units from these permanent zones and will then proceed to use microdissection techniques to separate those strips into individual units. Once prepared, those individual units are then implanted and grafted onto the dedicated and beneficiary zones in question.
FUE Hair Transplantation
Follicular Unit Extraction, also known as FUE is a decidedly complex, technical and intricate form of hair transplantation that, as with the FUT process, uses permanent zones as the donor site. However, rather than using strips and microdissecting areas, a specialized instrument in the form of a 1 -mm needle, specifically designed for the process, extract individual follicles and then graft them, thereinafter, into the problem areas.
It is clear that both of the treatments bear similarities and that their final objective is absolutely the same.