Women and hair transplants in Turkey

It may be hard to believe, but women can also lose their hair or actually experience thinning of the hair, especially after menopause.  In the past, most women simply wore wigs to cover up the fact that they had very thin hair or bald spots, but today this really is not always the best solution to the problem.

Besides, who wants to go through the hassle and worry of wearing a wig? What if your wig falls off?  This can cause you great embarrassment, especially if it happens in public. It really is a good idea to consider a Turkey hair transplant if you are a woman who has thinning hair or bald spots. 

Turkey is a country with hair treatment clinics that have certified, reputable, and experienced professionals, who are ready to give advice and offer treatment options for many kinds of hair loss.

Men commonly have the FUE method of hair transplantation but this can also work in many cases for women as well. There are also additional non-surgical treatment options which can be used alone or in combination with a FUE transplant.

There are some important considerations when it comes to hair transplants if you are a woman; these are as follows:

The cause of your hair loss

Is it genetic, hormonal, autoimmune, due to stress on the hair, or from thyroid problems?

Knowing why you are losing hair is important because it helps to establish if a hair transplant is the best option for you. Certainly, some causes such as hypothyroidism may be managed such that hair loss is stopped; however, you may still need treatment to replace missing hair depending on your specific situation.

Where on the Ludwig scale does your hair loss fall?

This scale was established as a way to give a score indicating the extent of hair loss; in this sense it is similar to the Norwood scale used to indicate male hair loss.

The Ludwig scale varies from I to III, with III being the most hair loss and I being the least hair loss. Knowing where you fall on this scale allows hair transplant specialists to plan the best treatment options for your particular situation; it also enables the doctors at the clinic to establish if a FUE transplant is appropriate and is likely to give you a good outcome.

What about nonsurgical options?

It is worth mentioning that many clinics in Turkey that offer hair transplant surgery also do offer nonsurgical treatments. Such treatments can include plasma-rich platelet therapy, laser light therapy, and the use of medicated creams. 

When it comes to medication, spironolactone is usually better than minoxidil, particularly for women with hormonal imbalances such as PCOS. The disadvantage of nonsurgical treatment options for hair loss is it is, at best, only a temporary fix for the problem. 

The reality is the only permanent solution is a hair transplant, preferably a FUE. This method also has minimal scarring compared with older methods and gives good outcomes for patients.

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