Thinning hair can be devastating for women. Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), or female pattern baldness, is the most common cause of thinning hair in women. The thinning hair usually occurs in the front and top of the scalp and it is more common in women ages 20-40. One of the most effective options in hair restoration is a hair transplant procedure, which Dr. Maurice Khosh offers through his plastic surgery practice in Manhattan.
Advanced Methods of Female Hair Transplants
Hair transplants have been used for many decades to replace lost hair. The goal is to remove hair follicles from one area of the scalp and transplant them to the thinning areas. The evolution of hair transplants has improved this process and reduced the need for larger incisions in the scalp that leave behind noticeable scarring.
Dr. Khosh utilizes two of the most advanced options in hair transplants: FUT and FUE. Follicular unit transplantation, or FUT, has been used since the 1990s as the gold standard in hair restoration. This method harvests small strips of hair grafts from thicker hair areas, usually in the back of the scalp, that can be transplanted in the balding or thinning areas. Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, is more precise and meticulous, which removes fewer hair follicles with each harvest, but also results in less scarring.
Hair transplants with FUT and FUE use the patient’s own hair to restore a fuller, thicker mane. The procedure is minimally invasive with limited downtime required. The length of the surgery depends on how many hair grafts are performed and the method of hair transplant used. Most procedures do require several hours to perform this precise transplantation of hair grafts, but it is a worthwhile investment for most patients.
If you are embarrassed due to hair loss from AGA, a female hair transplant procedure may be the solution. Imagine enjoying the confidence of thicker hair that looks and feels natural since it is your own hair. To learn more about FUE or FUT hair restoration procedures, contact the office of Dr. Maurice Khosh in New York City. Call our clinic in Manhattan to schedule your hair restoration consultation.