Before any woman with female hair loss proceeds with hair surgery, she should properly be evaluated for medical and other conditions that can mimic female pattern baldness. Be sure not to ignore this as I have seen many women have surgery only to find out later there was a medical reason for their hair loss.
I generally do not initially recommend a hair transplant for women unless they have had a proper medical workup. I found too many cases of underactive thyroid, low ferritin / iron and causes of telogen effluvium or shock loss due to other factors mimicking androgenic alopecia. I have also found two cases of diffuse alopecia areata, an immunological condition where the hair transplants would not work.
We deal with a lot of women and it is our standard practice to assure this is done. These are some of the basics. For a woman’s perspective on hair restoration results see below:
Dr. Ricardo Mejia
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