Case Study Questions – Female Hair Loss
We see thousands of patients who are dealing with hair loss of all types. The most effective way of restoring hair that is lost by the most common form of hair loss, known as androgenic alopecia, is by having an FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant. We also offer PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) treatments and cold laser treatments (Theradome Pro) to help stimulate the growth of all the hair follicles that remain. Both of these treatments work in different ways to help the hair to grow in as healthy as possible. The new hairs will be thick and full and not damaged by the effects of miniaturization or thinning. Below we asked one of our patients some questions about her experience with female hair loss and her successful FUE hair transplant.
We also offer our patients other hair loss solutions depending on their needs and level of hair loss. A popular option is SMP (scalp micropigmentation). SMP is a semi-permanent hair tattoo that works to create the illusion of a shaved head. It is also helpful in adding the illusion of fuller hair in areas that are thinning.
Maintaining Healthy Hair
To help maintain healthy hair, we also recommend that our patients use the Revivogen MD brand of shampoo and conditioner as well as the Scalp Therapy spray. The Bio-Cleansing shampoo works to cleanse the surface area of DHT (dihydrotestosterone). The DHT hormone is responsible for killing the hair follicles in the areas that are affected by male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia).
Some patients just want to be able to camouflage the areas of thinning. We suggest that they use the hair fibres that we offer at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic. The SureThik brand is great for adding density to thin areas. We also offer an application for eyebrows.
We also always highly recommend that every patient who is dealing with hair loss takes the prescription medication finasteride (Propecia). This once-a-day tablet will remove the hair-killing DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) from your body and therefore drastically reduce the level of hair loss.
We have helped a lot of people restore their hair over the years, and we love to hear from them and how the new and improved hair has changed their lives. We like to take the time to ask our patients for their feedback and if they have any suggestions on how we can continue to be the best hair transplant clinic.
We asked the following questions to a female patient who came to the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic looking for solutions to overall thinning and female pattern baldness that was passed on from both her mom’s and dad’s sides of the family. She was only 28 years old and already was ranked as a Savin II-1 on the Savin scale for female hair loss.
I completed my hair transplant for 2,200 grafts with the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic about 2 years ago. I have only done the one hair transplant, and it actually took almost 18 months before I saw full results.
The focus for my hair transplant was along the frontal hairline as well as in the middle of my scalp where I part my hair. These were the areas that were the most important, because I had lost the most hair in these areas.
I am still very young, and having this much hair loss, especially at my age, is very hard. It makes me very emotional and self-conscious. I was having a hard time with all of my relationships, including personal and work, and was trying everything possible to always try and cover up my hair loss. I wasn’t ever able to go with my friends if they wanted to go swimming or even to the beach. I was invited on a trip to Mexico and turned it down after making up a different excuse, just because I didn’t want anyone to see my hair or lack of it. It really did affect my whole life and it feels so much better to now have my hair back.
I love being able to wear my hair in different ways and not have to try and hide it in any way. I can go swimming now and have already planned a trip with my friends to celebrate.
DO IT!!! It was the best decision that I have ever made, and it has changed my life! I do need to also mention that I did everything that was recommended for my hair restoration plan. The PRP and Theradome were just as effective as the hair transplant, in my opinion. I still use my Theradome twice a week and do ongoing PRP treatments every 6 months or so. I have for sure noticed the quality of my hair improve.
It was actually really easy, and I was able to get back to work after only 6 days, and because of the haircut that I got ahead of time, it was totally unnoticeable by any of my friends or co-workers. It was a little uncomfortable for the first few days, but I wouldn’t say that it was painful. I honestly can’t believe how easy the whole process was. I was actually really nervous before the procedure and even have to admit that I had a few emotional moments, but as soon we started that day, I felt so at ease. Everyone was so great during and after the procedure that it really set my mind at ease. The recovery was really quick and didn’t affect my life too much at all.
Follow all of your post-op instructions and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you have any concerns. Brian, Aaron, and Dr. Torgerson have been so helpful every time that I have had questions and still are so accommodating any time I am in for a PRP treatment.
Ask questions and make sure that you are aware of the whole process and then just be confident in your decision. Don’t second-guess and get anxious if you can help it. I had all of those feelings before the “big day”, and now I am so happy that I actually got it done.
Seeing my hair growing back in, especially after the 1-year mark, was awesome! It took a little longer for me to grow all of my transplanted hairs, and I was a little concerned, but Dr. Torgerson reassured me that it was all going to be ok, and now I love all of the new hairs that have filled in.
I am actually thinking about doing another smaller hair transplant to fill in some of the areas that still look a little thin. Dr. Torgerson told me that I would love it and just want more, and I know what he means now for sure. It really is a little addictive.
I have already sent 2 referrals to the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, and they have also had procedures done and always tell me that they are so happy that I told them to come to Dr. Torgerson and his team. I tell everyone now that I have had a hair transplant because I am so happy with it and don’t feel any shame at all. If you are embarrassed about your hair loss, it can be fixed, and I can tell you that it will be the best thing that you could do to make you feel better!!
Since the first hair transplant, I have also had a rhinoplasty with Dr. Cory Torgerson and couldn’t be more pleased with those results too. Everyone that works for Dr. Torgerson is always amazing and really makes me feel like a part of the family every time I see them. I think everyone should make Dr. Torgerson and the hair transplant clinic their first and only stop if they need a hair transplant or any facial cosmetic procedure.