Hair transplantation is considered good option for men with hereditary balding. But a not only man, in some situations hair transplantation is also a good choice for women to treat hair loss problem. However, not every woman can be a good candidate for hair transplant as there is difference between male and female pattern baldness. In general, hair transplantation is likely to result in a more satisfying outcome for a woman when there is adequate donor hair for successful transplantation. But typically women don't have these stable sites wherein balding-resistant hair follicles can be found. Unlike men, all areas of a woman's head are affected by hormones. Hair transplantation then gives a less satisfying outcome.
A very small percentage of women are candidates for hair transplant surgery. They are:
Hair transplantation on scarred scalp is considered a successful treatment for many cases. Though, hair restoration in the scarred scalp is not that easy compared to general scalp. A scarred scalp usually has a very limited and compromised blood supply, due to injured and missing blood vessels, might make surgical hair restoration difficult or even impossible to carry out. There are also factors that can influence the feasibility and outcome of surgical hair restoration such as chronic inflammatory diseases, thickness of the scar tissue whether it is too thick or too thin, underlying surgical repair. A person who has a metal plate underlying the scar tissue, the device could be compromised by hair restoration surgery, or become a focus for postoperative infection.
Hair restoration in the scarred scalp requires careful examination of the scalp and consideration of numerous factors to evaluate the feasibility and result of surgical hair restoration. If the hair restoration cannot or should not be undertaken, the patient may be recommended to use hairpiece to cover the scarred scalp instead.
The technique for eyebrow transplantation is similar to the artistry and the permanence of hair transplantation using FUE and FUT technique. The fast and effective procedure takes 2-3 hours. The technique involves taking a small amount of hair from permanent donor area and transplanting them to the eyebrow region. The key is the selection of the follicular units and the transplantation technique to make the brow looks natural based on patient’s facial type and features and is virtually undetectable.
Mustache, beard and sideburns transplantation are other hair restoration surgery by taking hair from permanent donor area and transplanting them onto the facial areas that have thinning hairs or missing hairs. Facial hair (mostly mustache, beard and sideburns) restoration surgery can help enhance your appearance or restore your hair loss in scared area, in congenital defect like cleft lip or loss from cosmetic surgery i.e. facelift. Mustache, beard and sideburns transplantation are fast procedure. Patient can just go back home right after the surgery but may require a return if need more density. Mustache transplantation will need 250-300 grafts on average. Beard may need 300-700 grafts and 200-250 grafts for sideburns on average.