How is Female Hair Transplant in Toronto Different?

Female Hair Transplant

Why is it different?

Are female hair transplants in Toronto different than for men? Most people have heard of male pattern baldness because of how prevalent it is. It’s so common that 25% of men begin losing hair before they turn 25. However, what’s not often talked about socially is female hair loss.

Female pattern baldness is relatively uncommon before midlife, which can leave women who suffer from it feeling isolated and embarrassed. Many women pride themselves on having thick, luscious hair. Hair is an accessory, just as jewellery adds finishing touches to a stylish look. If you’re suffering from thinning or receding hair, a female hair transplant in Toronto could be the key to restoring your look. But is the procedure different for men and women?

Female Hair Transplant Toronto

Female Hair Loss

Is it complex?

Hair restoration experts understand the complexities of treating female hair loss. Continue reading to learn about your hair rejuvenation options as a woman and how female hair transplants are different.

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The answer:
Yes, for lots of reasons. Some women have naturally thin hair that they’d like to improve, but there are other explanations for more severe hair loss:

  • Alopecia areata (female pattern baldness): hair follicles no longer function the way they should, and they stop producing hair
  • Medical conditions like an overactive thyroid, certain immune disorders, or iron deficiencies
  • Traction alopecia: loss of hair due to damage from tight hairstyles
  • Hormone imbalances due to pregnancy, birth control, or menopause
  • Prolonged stress or eating disorders
  • Scarring from injuries like burns
  • A congenital receding hairline: women who have naturally high foreheads and want to improve the harmony of their facial features
  • Certain medications and therapies like cancer treatments

Cosmetic surgeons approach treating women with balding or receding hair differently than men. That’s due to variances in hair loss patterns, hairline shape, and how women style their hair. For example, most men begin losing hair from the frontotemporal sides of their hairline. Conversely, women often experience hair thinning all over, usually most visible at the part. A woman’s hairline is typically more rounded, and hair regularly grows with a downward angle compared with men.

Maybe you’ve tried to cover up your hair loss with a wig or concealing styles, but you want a long-term solution. A hair transplant can permanently redistribute your real, growing hair to where you need it most. In expert hands, transplantation provides natural-looking results that last. If you have permanent hair thinning or bald patches due to genetic or other factors, you could be a candidate for a hair transplant.

The process starts with an examination by your cosmetic surgeon, where you will be shown female hair transplant before and after photos. Your surgeon will spend time discussing the reasons for your hair loss and evaluating your scalp. Selecting the ideal donor sites to harvest grafts will depend on the available density and strategic plans to avoid depleting an area.

The process can be challenging

For men, hair growth is usually dense at the back of the head, but in women, the thinning is more diffused, and a larger donor area may be needed. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair replacement allows for selecting individual grafts in a randomized and widespread manner. The concentration and density of hairs can be redistributed to the top and frontal zones. Meticulous care and often more time is required to gather enough grafts for implantation.

FUE is often a preferred choice

There are two primary hair transplant types, but the leading technique today is FUE. It’s a less invasive procedure than the follicular unit transaction (FUT) strip method. The beauty of FUE is that it leaves only tiny micro-scars in the donor area which will be hidden once hair regrows. Your friends and family won’t even know you underwent hair transplant surgery unless you share. Advanced FUE devices like NeoGraft and SmartGraft have digitally assisted technology and graft preservation ability, which decrease scalp trauma, accelerate operating time, and protect valuable hair follicle units. That increases success rates to over 90%.

What will the hair transplant cost?

You might be wondering what FUE hair replacement costs in Toronto. The average patient needs between 500 and 1,500 grafts in their procedure, and the price per graft may be $5 to $6. (Prices are subject to change over time.) Patients who’ve had FUE generally agree that the higher fee is worth it for the natural results they receive. Fortunately, there are financing options available in Canada to make this procedure accessible.

It’s important to note that growth can take several months, and your final results may not be visible for up to a year. One of the best things about the FUE technique is that there’s virtually no limit to the number of times that this procedure can be repeated, so it can also address continual hair loss as you age.

Your plastic surgeon will help you determine whether hair restoration is right for you. Generally, you’ll need to have areas of lush growth so your surgeon can harvest enough healthy follicles. Also, depending on the cause of your hair loss, your physician may recommend a different course of treatment altogether. Here are some other ways of treating thinning hair:

  • Making changes to your diet and taking supplements to address nutritional deficiencies that can lead to alopecia
  • Treating the underlying condition that is causing your hair loss
  • Medications and topical creams/sprays recommended by your dermatologist such as minoxidil (Rogaine)
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP): using the platelets in your own blood to stimulate hair re-growth
  • Effective low-level laser therapies that are available in a variety of applications

Whatever the reason for your hair deficiency, there are options available to help you. The first step is to book a consultation with a hair specialist to get a full assessment of underlying causes.

Dr. Cory Torgerson understands the nuances of treating hair loss in women. Dr. Torgerson is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a leading authority on procedures of the head and neck. His robust experience and diverse clientele allow him to determine the best course of action for each patient. A hair transplant with Dr. Torgerson means expert information at your fingertips, starting with a consultation. At our chic and welcoming facility in downtown Toronto, you can expect empathy and effective solutions.

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