Hair loss for men is the more noted problem in the media but women are just as likely to experience thinning hair or loss. Many women notice hair thinning and loss in their 50s and 60s but hair loss can happen at any age. People normally lose about 100 hairs a day and new hair grows in its place. Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth stops due to several factors. Hair loss could result from one or more of the following factors: heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions, medications and supplements, age, stress, and poor nutrition.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, hair transplant is a type of surgery that is performed to restore hair to areas of the scalp that are bald or have thinning hair. Dr. Maurice Khosh specializes in hair transplant surgery for women. Dr. Khosh uses two hair transplant methods: FUT (Follicle Unit Transfer) and FUE (Follicle Unit Extraction).
Hair Transplant Methods for Women
FUT (Follicle Unit Transfer) involves extracting a strip of hair-bearing skin from the donor area of the scalp usually on the sides and back of the head. Once the strip is taken, it is split into individual grafts that are smaller than the follicular units. The surgeon takes the individual or small groups of follicles to be transplanted to the new site. This procedure will leave a linear scar.
FUE (Follicle Unit Extraction) involves removing hair follicles and grafting them onto a new site on the head. This procedure removes individual hair or follicle units from the back of the head. This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small circular punches to remove the follicle and then transplants them to the new site. The scars are smaller and less noticeable with this method.
Hair Transplantation Specialist in New York
Deciding which hair transplant method is right for you will depend on several factors including the amount of hair to transplant. Dr. Maurice Khosh is a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in hair transplants for women.
If you are suffering from hair loss and would like more information on transplant surgery, call Dr. Khosh today to schedule your consultation.