Hair loss is not a problem that only affects men. A considerable number of women suffer from hair loss too.


Reasons for Female Hair Loss

Female hair loss occurs for many reasons, some of which are genetic, and some are external factors.

As a process that puts massive amounts of stress on a woman’s body, pregnancy is one of the significant factors causing hair loss. It affects everything from hormonal balance to bone density and dental health to hair health. Pregnancy also drains every resource from the body. Therefore, stress manifests can be expected in various ways. Hair loss is one of those manifestations.

Another major cause of hair loss may be menopause. The menopausal period also drastically changes in the female body. Genetic factors or hereditary inclination to lose hair may also play a role in female hair loss.

The preferred hairstyle of a woman may also play a role in hair loss. There is a type of hair loss, which is called traction alopecia. While wearing a hairstyle that puts a strain on the strands and follicles for brief periods or rare occasions does not cause hair loss in the long term. Preferring such a hairstyle as default may cause traction alopecia, which weakens the follicles and becomes permanent hair loss in time.



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Female Hair Transplant Figures



21 million women suffer from hair loss worldwide. Most of them undergo hair transplants as the most effective treatment option annually.


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Female Hair Transplant

In 2019, 24,348 females undergone hair transplants to treat their hair loss as the most effective treatment.







The doctor calculates the number of follicles needed to reach the best result. Tests will be applied to know if you are suitable for hair transplant surgery. Then the surgeon will define the donor area where the grafts are going to be collected.

Your doctor will let you know about some steps to be considered. All the indicated recommendations must be taken into consideration for the intervention to be successful.







The hair in the donor area shortens, and grafts are collected. The number of grafts required for transplantation varies depending on the width and clarity of the section.

When all procedures are complete, the hair transplant will be performed according to the decided method.







After the hair transplant, there is a long process to the pursuit. After 12 months of the intervention, the final result will appear.

To get the aimed result patient should be careful and cautious about the recommendations during the recovery period to avoid complications. If the patient follows the instructions and their doctor’s advice, they will have a much higher chance of achieving the aimed result.


Female Hair Transplantation Methods

There are various methods and techniques for female hair transplantation. However, recently three of them are in the highest demand: DHI, FUE, and Sapphire.


In the FUE hair transplant method, the surgeon takes healthy and more durable hair follicles from the scalp parts where they grow. FUE is usually accomplished by punch incisions, which are made by a specifically manufactured needle. These follicles implants into holes that opened previously on the scalp in the areas losing or have lost hair.

An experienced and well-trained surgeon can be able to plant 4500-6000 follicles in this timespan. Then both areas are covered with bandage or gauze to help to heal and prevent any infection.

Depending on the patients' hair quality, the areas' size with the hair loss, and the desired density of follicles may require multiple sessions to achieve the planned results.


Direct hair implantation or DHI method is very similar to the FUE method fundamentally and principally. But there are particular nuances in the application of the technique.

The most significant difference between DHI from the FUE method is the tools used for the operation. Instead of punches, "needles," which are called Choi pen, are mainly used. Choi pens come in various sizes. The hair transplant surgeon decides on the pen's width, which will be used according to the patient.

Choi pens enable a more precise extraction operation where the Choi pen penetrates the skin, collects the follicles, and leaves the skin with minimal disturbance in the surrounding area. Using them removes the risk of holes forming on the scalp, which is a possible disadvantageous effect in the FUE technique. Since the DHI least invasive method of hair transplantation so far, it does not leave scar marks regardless of its success.


Sapphire FUE is similar to the original FUE technique except for the blade that uses in the procedure. In the sapphire method, a sapphire blade is used to open channels on the scalp during the hair transplantation instead of a razor or steel one.

At the first stage of hair transplantation, follicles are extracted and transplanted into the channelized areas with the sapphire blades. Opening the channels is the most substantial part of the hair transplant procedure. Since it influences the density, angle, and direction of the hair growth due to the narrow opening of sapphire blades, the grafts can replace without contacting outside.


In the FUT hair transplant procedure, the surgeon first removes a strip of the patient's scalp skin. After the removal of the part of the skin, the surgeon closes the incision with stitches. The incision itself and the possible scarring conceals under the patient's hair.

The removed piece of scalp skin is separated into smaller parts using surgical knives. Then these are implanted into the other parts of the patient's scalp, which are losing or have lost hair. It helps to achieve hair growth in previously bald areas that look and feel considerably natural after a full recovery.

Instead of this service, you can choose the most innovative technologies from above such as FUE, Sapphire and DHI transplant technology.


Female Hair Transplantation Procedure

The procedure may vary from person to person but generally;

Procedure Duration

6-8 hours


Local Anesthesia

Recovery Time

8-9 months

Expected Results

Voluminous Hair Appearance

Preferred Method



Is Female Hair Loss Hormonal?

Various reasons contribute to hair loss, and hormonal imbalance is indeed one of them.

A female body can go through drastic hormonal changes in specific periods of an individual patient’s life.

Pregnancy is known to be one of those periods, and menopause is another. Both of these events almost entirely affect the whole metabolism, including the endocrine system. These changes may not affect every individual in the same way. Therefore, they may not always cause hair loss, but in most cases, they do.

Therefore, the answer to this question is: Yes, hair loss may be due to hormonal changes. However, this does not mean every case of hair loss is caused only by hormonal changes.



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