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Female Hair Restoration

Female Hair Restoration in Michigan

Do you feel like you are losing your feminine identity to hair loss? Many women with thinning hair are acutely embarrassed about this condition. Female hair loss is prevalent, even if it isn’t a common discussion topic. By middle age, 40% of women will likely show signs of female pattern hair loss or thinning. 

Losing your hair can bring a mix of complex emotions. Balance Hair Restoration will help you feel like yourself again. Our advanced hair restoration treatments provide women with a surgical solution for hair loss. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pramit Malhotra oversees our dedicated hair restoration center. Our team has more than 50 years of combined experience in creating natural-looking results

Contact us to explore your options for female hair restoration in Ann Arbor, MI. 

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Hair Loss in Women: What Are the Causes?

Hair loss in women is almost as common as it is for men. Millions of women in the U.S. – many right here in Ann Arbor – struggle with thinning hair or bald patches. While many factors drive hair loss in women, genetics likely plays a primary role. If women in your family have traditionally lost their hair, you are more likely to experience it too. 

Other factors that may contribute to hair loss in women include:

  • Tight hairstyles, including ponytails and cornrows can cause traction alopecia
  • Hormonal changes, such as pregnancy and menopause
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Some medications, like birth control, steroids, chemotherapy, and antidepressants
  • Thyroid problems
  • Stress and trauma
  • Significant weight loss

Some hair loss causes are readily treatable, while others are more challenging. If you are experiencing hair loss or have a family history of female baldness, consider an evaluation with a board-certified dermatologist before exploring hair transplantation surgery.

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How to Spot Female Hair Loss

Women’s hair loss doesn’t always occur in the same predictable patterns as male pattern baldness, but if you know what to look for, there is a noticeable progression to many types of female hair loss. 

At first, the signs of hair loss are subtle. Hair loss is gradual and will become more noticeable as time goes on. The earlier you start treatment for hair loss, the more effective it will be. Visit a doctor as soon as you start to see changes in your hair. 

To spot hair loss early, part your hair and pay attention to this gap. The part will slowly become broader and more pronounced with hair loss. Other early signs of hair loss in women include excessive shedding (losing more than 50-100 hairs daily) and a thinner ponytail. 

Some female patients lose hair similar to men where their temple hairs recede and their hairline moves deeper into their scalp as they age.  Other patients describe an always weak hairline on the sides with fine baby hairs.

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Balance Hair Restoration is the leading hair restoration center in Michigan. With advanced hair restoration techniques and a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Balance Hair Restoration has a reputation for creating some of the most natural-looking results in the state. Discover why men and women from across Michigan choose us for hair transplantation by scheduling a consultation.

Treating Women’s Hair Loss in Ann Arbor

Female hair loss often responds beautifully to hair transplantation. Dr. Malhotra uses a cutting-edge technique known as FUE, or follicular unit extraction. FUE is a less invasive hair transplantation process that uses individual hair follicles to add hair volume and fullness to areas of the scalp that are experiencing thinning. 

What makes FUE ideal for women’s hair restoration?

Dr. Malhotra carefully conceals the donor area, which is typically at the back of the scalp. When women wear their hair loose, it should fully cover the evidence of hair transplant surgery.

The team may need to cut small sections of your hair short for FUE, but you won’t need to shave your full head.

FUE minimizes damage to the hair follicle and scalp by using pneumatic pressure to aid in graft extraction. 

FUE is less invasive than FUT and other traditional hair restoration methods. There is no need for a linear scar, and any scarring that occurs is tiny, usually less than 1 mm. 

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What Happens During Hair Transplantation in Michigan?

FUE is much less invasive than traditional hair transplant techniques. The team at Balance Hair Restorationcarefully removes and transplants individual hair follicles. This process doesn’t require a long incision, only small micro-incisions around the donor and transplant sites. 

Hair transplantation is a full-day procedure. You’ll arrive early in the morning and will be ready to go home in the afternoon or evening. Dr. Malhotra and his team will guide you through the process, explaining each step as it occurs. 

Most patients find hair transplantation is minimally painful requiring Tylenol or Tylenol with Codeine after the procedure.We use a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort during extraction and implantation. 

Optimal Female Hair Transplantation Results

Female hair transplantation can be tricky, and many hair restoration practices shy away from working with women because of the complexities. As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Malhotra creating hairlines for female patients.

Dr. Malhotra uses many advanced skills to improve results for his female hair transplant patients. Some of these techniques and tools include:

  • Sapphire blade
  • Hypothermasol
  • Artistic hairline design to complement your features and ethnicity
  • Abbasi solution
  • Trivellini device
  • BLT numbing cream
  • Zeiss scope, aka “Superman magnification”
  • Vibration nerve gate theory

Dr. Malhotra and his team reevaluate and update the technology at Balance Hair Restoration every 12 to 18 months, always ensuring our patients have access to the latest devices to create your best results. And our dedicated hair restoration facility ensures that your treatment is as comfortable as possible. 

Schedule Your Hair Restoration Consultation

Female hair loss is treatable. Explore your options during a consultation with Dr. Malhotra. To schedule your consultation, call (734) 913-5100 or fill out our online form to get started today.

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FAQ: About Female Hair Restoration in Ann Arbor

If you are a woman experiencing hair loss, we encourage you to visit your dermatologist first. They can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for hair transplantation with Dr. Malhotra or if topical or oral therapies may be effective for you. Good candidates for surgical hair restoration have moderate to advanced hair loss and good overall health. You will need sufficient remaining hair for transfer. 

With FUE, you can wear your hair as long or short as you’d like, since this procedure leaves no extended scar. However, we discourage wearing tight styles that put excessive tension on your hair, which can lead to hair loss and damage.

FUE hair transplantation typically costs between $5 to $7 per graft, and most women require approximately 1,400 grafts. Therefore, the average cost for this procedure with Dr. Malhotra is between $7,000 and $8,500. To ensure you receive accurate pricing information, schedule a consultation and receive a detailed quote for your procedure. Most patients can receive an estimate before even scheduling a consultation or coming into the office by photo submission.

Transplanted hairs integrate into the scalp, establishing a blood supply and growing as if they’d always been there. However, you can continue losing your hair, especially if you haven’t adequately addressed the causes of your hair loss. Dr. Malhotra recommends his female hair loss patients work with a dermatologist to identify lifestyle and medication changes to enhance their results and ensure optimal longevity.

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