Thinning Hairline Hair Transplants for Men
Many men will first notice they are losing hair at the hairline. As the old joke goes: It's not your hairline that's receding, it's your scalp that is advancing.
It's possible to get a mini-hair transplant, at the hairline. With modern technology and state-of-the-art techniques, such as follicular unit transplantation (FUT) realistic results can be achieved, recreating a natural-looking hairline.
Typical male-pattern baldness presents itself with balding at the crown – your typical 'bald spot.' Many hair restoration specialists will prescribe Propecia for a year to prevent further hair loss and possible hair growth.
At the end of that year, if results are not satisfactory, the patient may request a hair transplant crown procedure.
New hair growth will be visible in 2-4 months and full growth between 8-12 months.Combining the medicine with the surgery over time can yield the best results.
Hairline has not Receded but You Are Thinning Everywhere Else
Most bald men, although hairless on the vertex and crown, will still have a horseshoe pattern of their own hair around the perimeter of their scalp. This is known as diffuse pattern alopecia (DPA).
These men are good candidates for a hair transplant, since this is the donor hair that is used in the procedure. The quantity and quality of this donor hair will affect the outcome of the transplant.
Women and Hair Loss
Because the medical hair restoration industry grew up around men and male pattern baldness, the surgical techniques and procedures were all geared to men and remedying the typical man's balding problem.
However, many women experience hair loss as well and can suffer from female-pattern baldness, where hair may thin in the crown, temple and hairline areas and become diffuse through.
This is a noncommon problem, and may cause more psychological hardship for women, than men, as women's hair is part and parcel of their sexual image and identity.
Who does not identify sexy women with their hair – Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, and Heather Locklear – what would they be without their long, sexy locks?
Currently, over 20 million women in America suffer from hair loss and are looking for an effective solution to their problem.
In addition to female pattern baldness, which is genetic, women can lose hair for a variety of other reasons including hormone imbalance, thyroid function or poor diet.
Wigs, hairpieces and extensions are all options for women to choose.
Again, as the industry grew up around men, medications were developed with them in mind. The two current hair growth medicines are currently on the market work well for men but may not work as well for women.
Propecia, which is FDA approved for men, may cause birth defects in women. Rogaine makes a solution for women but it does not work for everyone.
For this reason, some women may opt for a permanent solution and choose to have a hair transplant. There is little downtime and minimal recuperation and the prognosis is good for women who elect this route. Hair growth is visible in as little as 2 – 4 months with full growth at 12 months.