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  • Hair Transplant Options for Women

    Women are getting the hair of their dreams with this method! 

    Hair extensions, hairspray to fill empty spaces, hats, rubbing onions on the scalp and many oils are used for a single goal, healthy hair. But the question is, do any of these methods really work? Not really. We do not deny the power of nature and how it can help promote hair growth, but we do say that female hair transplant will give you the result you want.

    Hair transplantation is mostly used by men who are looking for the best option for their hair and its health. But does that mean that this option is not available for women? Well, it is the year 2023, and what is available for men is also available for women!

    We dedicated this article to her, the woman who wants to regain her self-confidence and get her dream hair. And before we talk about hair transplantation for women, we want to remind you how important it is to invest in your hair, because it is a crown that you never take off!

    Read on to know the needed information about Female Hair Transplantation. 

    What is Female Hair Transplantation? 

    Female hair transplantation focuses on solving the problem of hair loss or thinning in women. In this hair transplantation, healthy hair follicles are taken from the donor area, usually the back of the head, and implanted into the problematic area.

    This technique helps to promote hair growth in certain areas of the female scalp and solve the problem of hair loss for good! While there are many methods in the world of hair transplantation such as FUT, FUE and Sapphire FUE hair transplant. However, DHI hair transplantation is the best option for women.

    Can a woman get a hair transplantation? 

    Hair transplantation cannot be compared with piercing. Of course, some steps should be taken before going to the chair for a hair transplant. To answer the main question, yes, a woman can undergo hair transplantation if she has the necessary patience, realistic expectations, a good donor area and is ready for the procedure.

    At what age women should consider Female Hair Transplantation? 

    Women can face hair loss at any age, the problem can start at 18 and disappear at 21, or there can be no problem until the age of 30 or 40. In case of hair loss before the age of 25, it is recommended to solve the problem with medication, but after the age of 25, the patient can safely have the method of female hair transplantation applied, as the hair loss pattern will have stabilized and the doctor will be able to better understand the problem and therefore choose the right procedure for her!

    However, there are many reasons that can affect a woman’s hair growth, and these reasons can vary depending on the woman’s health or condition. For example, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding have a higher risk of hair loss than other women. In the following section, we will discuss the causes of hair loss in women in more detail.

    What are the reasons that cause women’s hair loss? 

    Reasons are many, and the result is one! Hair loss in women can occur for many reasons. But all hair loss problems can be solved with the procedure of female hair transplantation.

    1- Genes

    Even if you eat healthy, drink enough water, and use the best hair products, your hair may thin in some areas of your scalp. This is called female pattern hair loss, or in medical terminology, androgenic alopecia. At this stage, the hair follicles from which hair grows shrink until they can no longer produce hair.

    2- Age 

    With age, many things change in the human body. And one of the things that women especially notice is the problem of hair loss. Hair growth gradually slows down, and the hairline also begins to recede. If the hair loss is detected in the early stage and there is a possibility to take healthy hair grafts from the donor area, it can be treated with the Female Hair Transplantation.

    3- Alopecia Areata 

    Alopecia Areata is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in immediate hair loss. In people suffering from Alopecia Areata, hair loss can occur in different parts of the body and even reach the eyelashes. In this case, hair transplantation is not the right method to treat the problem, but it should be treated with medication.

    4- Chemotherapy 

    Women who bravely fight cancer also face hair loss, which can lead to complete baldness due to chemotherapy. A female hair transplant can help these women get their hair back and give them a higher dose of confidence, happiness and hope.

    5-  Chemical hair products 

    The world of trends is one of the main reasons for hair loss. Every day we wake up with a new hair trend that requires a lot of chemical hair products. These chemical products directly damage the hair follicles, make them weaker or can even lead to the death of the hair follicles.

    6- Imbalanced lifestyle 

    They say you are what you eat, and we say your hair is what you do. If you do not suffer from any of the above, but still face thinning hair or hair loss, you may want to rethink your lifestyle. Eating sugary and fatty foods affects hair growth by increasing insulin production, which negatively affects blood vessels in the scalp.

    7- Hormonal changes 

    Hormonal changes are like roller coasters, they literally lower and raise the level of everything in the body, which certainly affects the hair growth rate. Hormonal changes occur for many reasons, including pregnancy, periods, and stress! Read more about hormonal changes and its effect on hair growth here.

    Why is DHI the best option for women? 

    DHI or Direct Hair Implantation is definitely the best option for women who want their healthy hair back. In direct hair implantation, women do not have to shave their head completely, it is enough to shave the donor area. Therefore, women feel that it is better not to be completely bald than to be completely bald for a while. The DHI option facilitates the healing period and gives the woman the opportunity to style her hair even after the hair transplant procedure.

    How many hair grafts a woman would need during hair transplantation?

    DHI hair transplant procedures have a limited number of hair grafts. The maximum number of hair grafts that can be transplanted in one DHI session is 2500 hair grafts. However, not all women need this many hair grafts, some need less, others more. Women who need more than 2500 hair grafts can undergo two sessions.

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    Who is the right candidate for a Female Hair Transplantation? 

    To be a suitable candidate for a female hair transplant, you need to have certain qualifications. It is important to be patient throughout the process because a female hair transplant takes time to deliver results. Also, you need to be realistic when it comes to the results, because if you have “very” high expectations, it can ruin the outcome, even if the final result is very good.

    In addition to psychological preparations, you must have a good donor area where healthy hair grafts can be taken. Moreover, the patient who wants to undergo female hair transplantation must have enough discipline to follow the doctor’s instructions before and after the procedure. Read on to learn how to prepare for your female hair transplant.

    When women can't get Female Hair Transplantation?

    Some women are unable to undergo female hair transplantation even though they need it. If the woman does not have a good donor area, female hair transplantation may not be possible.

    In addition, general good health is required for hair transplantation in women, so women with chronic health problems such as heart disease, kidney failure, liver failure, diabetes or other chronic diseases may not be able to undergo a Female Hair Transplantation.

    How to prepare for a Female Hair Transplantation? 

    For hair transplantation in women you need to be physically and psychologically prepared. With EHT Turkey we help you to prepare for your procedure in the best possible way.

    Psychologically preparation: 

    • Understand the process: At EHT Turkey we make sure you understand the procedure step by step, this will take the stress away and make you feel more confident about your procedure. When you know how the procedure is performed, you will realize that it is a minimally invasive procedure that has the least risks.

    • Give yourself enough time: everything in life takes time to achieve results, so does hair transplantation in women. It is true that hair transplantation takes a longer time to show results compared to other methods, but the final result will surely last a lifetime.

    Dos and Don’ts before Female Hair Transplantation 

    • Sleep early the night of the procedure, to provide your body the needed rest. 

    • Wash your hair the night before the procedure and morning before the procedure to ensure that your scalp is clean. 

    • Have a light breakfast before the procedure to provide your body with the needed energy. 

    • Choose buttoned clothes, as wearing without buttons after the procedure will be quite difficult and risky. 

    • Don’t apply gel or oil on your hair for 3 days before the procedure. 

    • Don’t smoke or drink alcohol for 14 days before the procedure. 

    • Don’t take any blood thinning medications or vitamins for two weeks before the procedure. 

    • Don’t drive after a hair transplantation. 

    • Don’t expose your scalp to direct sun exposure 

    • Don’t cut, trim or dye your hair before the procedure 

    The Procedure 

    The Direct Hair Implantation takes about 6 to 8 hours in one session. Unlike the other hair transplant procedures that consist of 3 to 4 steps, DHI consists of only two steps.

    Steps of Female Hair Transplantation

    Extraction: the donor area is prepared by shaving and injection of local anesthesia, then the hair grafts are manually extracted one by one and kept in a physiological solution until the recipient area is ready.

    Implantation: Implantation is performed with the Choi Implanter Pen, in which the recipient area is anesthetized and the grafts are then implanted directly into the existing hair without the need for an incision.

    What is the anesthesia used in Female Hair Transplantation? 

    Since it’s a minimal invasive procedure, local anesthesia is used in Female Hair Transplantation to make the procedure convenient and without any discomfort. 

    Recovery and results 

    The recovery period after hair transplantation is quite short and fast. There are some instructions that you must follow after the female hair transplantation procedure to protect yourself and the newly implanted grafts from expected infection or damage.

    Recovery phase instructions 

    • Don’t resume smoking or drinking alcohol for at least 7 days after the procedure 

    • Don’t use any chemical hair products 

    • Minimize touching your scalp 

    • Don’t expose your scalp to direct sunlight after the procedure 

    • Don’t wet your scalp for the first 48 hours after the procedure 

    • Use only the prescribed hair products for the first 6 months \

    • Don’t swim in a swimming pool or the sea for 40 days after the procedure 

    • Don’t exercise heavy sports for at least 14 to 30 days after the procedure 

    Results of Female Hair Transplantation 

    The results after a female hair transplant take time to show. In the first few weeks it is normal to notice a sudden loss of hair, which helps to create enough space for the new hair to grow. The first results can be seen after 4 to 6 months, and the final result will be fully visible after 12 months.