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Are Women Good Candidates For Hair Transplant Surgery?

Balding is not just a men’s problem; women often lose hair as they get older as well. You might wonder, if that is the case, why more women do not have hair transplant surgery. You may be surprised to know that many women are not good candidates.

Women usually have a different type of hair loss than men. Male pattern baldness uncovers parts of the top of the head. However, the sides and back of the head are usually covered with healthy balding-resistant hair follicles.

Men with this pattern of balding will have donor hair that survives the hair transplant process and flourishes long afterward. That is because a naturally-occurring enzyme in the body combines with testosterone to create a chemical called DHT. This chemical is responsible for the hair loss on the tops of men’s heads when they have male pattern baldness.

However, it does not affect the back and sides of their hair in most cases. These areas have healthy hair follicles and make excellent donor sites for hair transplant surgery. These are called stable sites because they remain unchanged over time rather than shrinking like the hair follicles affected by DHT do.

Female pattern baldness is different. In most cases, they do not have large areas of stable balding-resistant hair follicles. The sides and back of their hair tends to thin just as the front and top of the head do. The DHT affects all the areas of their hair.

Any hair follicles that are affected by DHT will simply fall out if they are moved by hair transplant procedures. Moving them from one place to another does not affect the basic nature of the hair follicle.

Also, women do not have the problem of receding hairlines in most cases. Their hair is lost in a more diffuse manner, thinning uniformly all over the head. It is not so much where their hair is that is the problem, but how much they have. Hair transplant surgery will not correct this problem. It is best used to move hair from one place to another.

There is a very small percentage – about 5% of all women with baldness problems – who are good candidates for hair transplant surgery. The thing that all these women have in common is that they all have healthy areas of hair follicles that can be used as donor sites.

For example, women with mechanical or traction Alopecia have lost their hair because they have scratched their head for a long period of time, they have used tight rollers or their hair has been pulled or stretched in any manner. These women almost always have an area of their hair that is unaffected. If they do, they can have hair transplant procedures.

Some women have cosmetic surgery and suffer hair loss around the incision sites. In these cases, hair transplant surgery can help. Other women actually have a pattern of hair loss that is similar to male pattern baldness. These women are able to have the surgery, too.

Finally, women who have suffered trauma from accidents or burns are good candidates for hair transplant procedures. If you are a woman with balding problems, is worth the time to consult with a doctor to find out if you are one of the women who can benefit from hair transplant surgery.

MAXIM Hair Restoration specializes in mega hair transplants of up to 4,500 grafts per session. Our plastic surgeons are experienced with hair transplant procedures and we attract clients from all over the world. We have locations in Dubai and Manila, Philippines, and have affiliate surgeons in Connecticut, New York, Chicago and other cities in the U.S. MAXIM offers free consultations for hair transplants.

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Natural Ways To Stop Hair Loss

Natural Remedies to Stop Hair Fall

Although hair loss may also happen to women, it is the male population that is more prone to this condition. There are many different reasons you may be experiencing hair loss. Your genes, your age, certain illnesses, and your lifestyle all play a vital role in the health of your scalp and hair. The good news is you can stop hair loss without drugs or surgery. Here are some tips to naturally stop hair loss:

Herbs and Food Supplements

  • Saw palmetto – DHT or dihydrotestosterone is one of the agents of hair loss. Saw palmetto is known to block the production this special type of testosterone. Using saw palmetto for hair loss can be done either by eating the whole fruit or by applying saw palmetto oil to one’s scalp.
  • Vitamins – There are many vitamins and minerals that are good for your hair. For instance, Vitamin A, which is a known anti-oxidant, will aid in the production of sebum in your scalp. Vitamin E will stimulate your blood circulation which leads to healthy hair follicles. Vitamin B, on the other hand, will improve melanin production which gives healthy color to your hair and improve your blood circulation.

Topical Remedies

  • Essential oils – Scalp massages will stimulate blood circulation which will promote healthy hair follicles. Using essential oils like lavender oil, almond oil, and sesame oil will improve the effectiveness of scalp massages.
  • Green tea – Anti-oxidants can expedite hair growth and prevent hair loss. Since green tea is known to contain anti-oxidants, applying it to your hair and leaving it for an hour before rinsing will work wonders against hair loss.

Lifestyle Changes

  • High protein diet – Protein is a major component of your hair. This means you need protein to prevent hair loss. Include more lean meats, egg, fish, and soy to your diet.
  • Hair care – Your hair care regimen may be causing your hair loss problem. Avoid brushing your wet hair and rubbing it with a wet towel as these damages your hair.
  • De-stress – Stress is scientifically proven to cause hair loss. The best way to fight stress is to exercise, practice medication, and talk about your problems with a friend or a loved one.

Even if there are natural ways on how to stop hair loss, there are still circumstances that you will lose hair in the process, especially in adult men. If you want to naturally grow your hair when you start going bald, we at MAXIM Hair Restoration in Dubai and Manila, Philippines, can help you get an affordable Hair Transplant. It’s natural, safe, and proven effective! Just visit our Gallery to see our successful results! We also have affiliated centers in New York, Chicago and Connecticut.