Although men are the first to come to mind when it comes to hair transplantation, hair loss is an extremely common condition in women. Since the hair loss problem experienced by women is different from that of men, female hair transplantation is applied with different techniques.
Is Hair Transplantation Different For Women From Men?
For men to have hair transplantation, the hair must be shaved. However, it is not necessary to do this in hair transplantation applied to women. Instead, it is sufficient to scrape the donor area to be used in the nape area. Since it is small in this area, it does not cause any aesthetic problems.
How is Hair Transplantation Performed in Women?
The hair transplant technique applied to women is FUE. In this technique, the appearance obtained is much more natural because the hair is transplanted one by one. In this procedure, which is performed under local anesthesia, first of all, healthy hair follicles are collected in the donor area of the patients and then transplanted to the problematic areas one by one. For women, which takes place in a period of 6 to 8 hours, it is usually sufficient to apply hair transplant sessions once. During this period, it takes 3 hours to take the donor hair follicles, while the preparation phase of the channels that need to be prepared for the transplantation takes 1 hour. The transplantation process of donor hair follicles again takes 3 hours. After the session, patients can return to their homes.
After hair transplantation, patients are called again for dressings. In addition, patients should not wash their hair for the first 3 days. In the first week of application, patients may experience swelling in the forehead and redness in the nape area. This situation is expected and normal. It takes 10 days for patients to return to work.
What is Unshaven Hair Transplantation?
Women generally prefer unshaven hair transplantation due to aesthetic concerns. In unshaven hair transplantation, it is sufficient to scrape only the donor area instead of scraping all the hair. However, in this method, healthy hair follicles are also damaged due to hair transplantation in long hair. For this reason, shaved hair transplantation is recommended as much as possible.