Treating Hair Loss in Women
Twenty percent of hair loss patients are women. The condition can have major repercussions on a woman’s confidence. Dr. Kenneth A. Buchwach can treat hair loss in women at our Leawood, KS, using follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) techniques. Dr. Buchwach has helped many women to restore their hair. During a consultation, he can determine the best way to help you achieve your goals.
How Common is Hair Loss in Women?
Female hair loss is almost as common as male hair loss. Women account for about 20 percent of Dr. Buchwach’s patients. Androgenetic alopecia, or female pattern hair loss, affects millions women in America. Most women begin to notice hair loss associated with androgenetic alopecia in their 40s, 50s or 60s.
Dr. Buchwach's compassionate care has helped many women overcome the challenges that accompany hair loss.
Female Pattern Baldness vs. Male Pattern Baldness
A key difference between female and male pattern baldness is where the hair loss occurs. In men, hair loss usually beings at the hair line and progresses backward to the crown or top of the head. This leaves the remaining hair in a horseshoe shape. With female pattern hair loss, it may skip the very beginning of the hair line and then move backward. Also the lateral temporal areas are often affected in women creating an unflattering expansive forehead.
Other Effects of Female Hair Loss
Female hair loss is often damaging to a woman’s self-esteem. For many women, their hair is part of their identity. The negative effects a woman suffers are usually worse when hair loss begins at a younger age. Women may suffer anxiety and depression as a result of female pattern baldness. Additionally, hair loss in women is much more difficult to conceal than male hair loss. Men can more easily choose to shave their heads or wear hats more frequently. Fortunately, FUE and FUT treatments can provide permanent hair restoration that helps women experience the confidence they deserve.
Do I Qualify for Hair Restoration?
In most cases, Dr. Buchwach recommends that women undergo follicular unit transplantation (FUT) to avoid having to shave the back of the head, which is necessary for FUE. Women suffering from androgenetic alopecia or experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy can be candidates for hair transplant surgery. Hair restoration is safe for chemotherapy patients as long as they are in remission and at least a year has passed since their last chemotherapy treatment. Of course, their medical oncologist should be aware of the procedure and have no objections. Women experiencing hair loss related to other medical condition should have a workup by their personal physician or dermatologist before considering hair restoration surgery.
Learn More about Hair Restoration for Women
Dr. Buchwach's compassionate care has helped many women to overcome the challenges that accompany hair loss. If you are suffering from hair loss, contact us online or call (913) 491-1400 to schedule a hair restoration consultation. You can depend on Dr. Buchwach to help you find the best solution for your needs.
“Following the procedure, you can wash your hair immediately, no dressings or bandages will be required, and you can return to work the next day.” Dr. Buchwach