Dr. Thompson performs hair transplant surgery for women at Utah Facial Plastics often, which may be surprising to many as hair transplant surgery is commonly more popular for men. But studies show that around 40% of women show signs of hair loss by age 50 with less than 45% of women reaching age 80 with a full head of hair.
Hair Transplant Surgery for Female Pattern Baldness
For women outside of child-bearing ages, Dr. Thompson will often recommend they start finasteride, a medication that blocks the hormone the causes the follicles to shrink and eventual go dormant. This will help stabilize their hair loss so their hair transplant surgery results are more successful and long-term.
Hair transplant surgery for women at Utah Facial Plastics can be done a few different ways. Either patients can shave the back of their head and have the follicles extracted one by one with NeoGraft, or FUE, or Dr. Thompson excises a small strip from the back of the head (FUT) to obtain the grafts from. While NeoGraft makes the recovery process quicker and easier with no incision on the back of the head, most women do not want to shave a large section of their scalp in the back. This makes the strip-method, or FUT, much more common for women as the incision is closed and their long hair immediately covers any sign of procedure.
The grafts are then transplanted to the thinning or bald areas of the scalp with full results 9-12 months after surgery.
Hair Transplant Surgery for Scar Revision
Hair transplant surgery for women at Utah Facial Plastics is sometimes done to cover scars from previous facelift surgeries not done by our surgeons. For patients unhappy with the visible scars, placing hair over them can make it so they can once again pull their hair back without those scars being noticeable to others.
For more information on hair transplant surgery for women at Utah Facial Plastics, call (801)776-2220 or contact us HERE.