Women Can Get Treatment for Thinning Hair in Michigan
An estimated 30 million women in the United States suffer from hair loss. Michigan’s Dr. Pramit Malhotra has made a point of understanding the unique challenges associated with the female-specific version of this common problem, since, by some estimates, 40 percent of all hair loss sufferers are women.
Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery is home to the most modern and effective hair restoration techniques available today. As a hair restoration patient himself, Dr. Malhotra understands how powerless the loss can make you feel, as well as how its reversal can provide a boost in confidence and satisfaction.
How Does Male and Female Hair Loss Differ?
There are many different culprits behind hair loss, including stress, diet, and a variety of medical conditions ranging from temporary and benign to chronic and serious. Any of these can trigger hair loss in males or females.
Two main differences stand out, however, when it comes to women vs. men losing their hair.
Pattern loss, which is a common genetic problem indicated by a predictable progression of hair loss, typically manifests as a receding hairline and growing bald patches in men. In women, the hereditary condition tends to present as an overall thinning of the hair. A woman may notice that her natural part is growing wider and that more scalp is showing.
Women may also find that their hair falls out in surprising numbers after a pregnancy. This is related to hormone fluctuations and is usually a temporary situation. Anyone concerned that their loss is due to something more can come in for a consultation. Dr. Malhotra will work through the patient’s primary care physician to discover what seems to be the driving force behind the loss.
What Solutions Do Women Have for Hair Loss in Michigan?
Follicular Unit Extraction with NeoGraft® works well as a hair loss solution for a large number of patients, including women. Many women find it appealing because:
- the hair transplantation device makes scalpels and staples unnecessary
- there is no linear scar as a result of the procedure
- it allows patients to wear their hair short or long, according to their preference
- the associated down time is minimal
There is also a method known as Follicular Unit Transplantation, which involves removing numerous follicles at once in a strip from a donor area at the back of the head. Follicular Unit Extraction is preferred for many reasons, which is why the team at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery only uses FUE for transplant procedures. Patients interested in learning more about the differences between the two methods can learn more by reading comparisons or talking to our staff.
to determine what might be the best solution to treat your specific case.
More Information on Female Hair Loss
Dr. Malhotra encourages any woman struggling with the effects of hair loss to choose a hair restoration expert attuned to her needs and the specific challenges she is facing. The best fit will be with an expert who can answer any questions about the number of necessary grafts, the cost of the procedure, recovery details, and more.