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Hair Transplant for Women FAQs

Hair Transplant for Women FAQs

Female pattern hair loss and generally thinning hair among women can cause an immense amount of emotional distress and discomfort. The good news is, a hair transplant for women can restore your confidence and rejuvenate your appearance.

Naturally, as you consider your female hair loss and think about undergoing a female hair transplant procedure, you will have questions. The following is a list of commonly asked questions surrounding female hair transplants and treating female hair loss.

FAQs: Hair Transplants for Women

What Is a Hair Transplant for Women?

Women’s hair transplants, also known as female hair restoration surgery, is a procedure designed to address hair loss, hair thinning, or a receding hairline in women. The process is basically the same as the process for a male hair transplant.

During this surgery, a hair transplant surgeon will take hair follicles from areas of the scalp where hair growth is dense, such as the back or sides of the head. They are then transplanted to areas experiencing hair loss or thinning.

What Causes Female Hair Loss?

Women’s hair loss is more common than you may think, and it can be caused by medication use, certain medical conditions such as androgenetic alopecia, changes in hormones, trauma, and other reasons.

Am I a Candidate for a Hair Transplant?Does Hair Transplant Work For Women

Ideal candidates for hair loss treatment are experiencing hair loss in certain areas but also have sufficient healthy individual hair follicles available for transplantation. In order to ultimately determine if you are a suitable candidate for treating hair loss, you’ll need to book a consultation appointment with a plastic surgeon.

Is Hair Transplant Surgery Painful?

You will be comfortable during your hair transplant surgery due to numbing agents and/or anesthesia. But afterward, you will likely experience some discomfort as you heal. Hair treatments typically come with a fairly easy recovery, but if you do experience pain that is severe enough, pain medication can be prescribed.

What Is Hair Restoration Surgery Recovery Like?

After a hair transplant procedure, it’s normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treatment area. Patients with severe pain can get prescribed pain medications to manage discomfort, but these are typically only necessary for a few days, at which point most patients can transition to an over-the-counter pain med.

When Can I Resume Normal Activities After a Hair Transplant Procedure?

The majority of patients can resume their normal activities within a few days to a week after surgery, although strenuous activities should be avoided for at least two weeks.

What Does It Mean if My Hair Falls Out After Surgery?

The transplanted hairs may initially shed; however, do not be shocked by this. New hair growth typically begins to emerge soon after, and the thinning areas should see new hair regrowth very shortly. For severe hair loss in women, it may take longer to regrow hair.

Are the Results Permanent?

When performed correctly, transplanted hair should flourish, and your results should be permanent.

However, keep in mind that if a certain medication or condition caused you to notice hair thinning in the first place, you may end up with more thinning hair after a FUE hair transplant if the original cause was not taken care of. Still, most hair transplant procedures are successful and lead to many years of healthy hair growth.

What Are the Risks and Complications?

As with any surgical procedure, hair loss treatments that require surgery come with the risk of potential complications. These may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Itching or numbness in the treatment area
  • Noticeable scarring
  • Varying degrees of hair loss
  • Unsatisfactory results

How Much Is Hair Transplant Cost For Women?

During your consultation, your hair transplantation surgeon can provide you with a personalized price quote based on your unique goals and treatment needs. Your ultimate hair transplant cost will depend on surgeon’s fees, anesthesia requirements, how much hair you want transplanted, and other factors.

Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Surgical Hair Restoration?

Generally speaking, no. In rare cases, insurance may cover follicular unit extraction for hair loss caused by serious medical conditions. However, most providers do not cover this procedure.

Is Hair Transplant for Black Women Different?

Hair Transplant For Black WomenIn some cases, hair transplantation techniques for black female hair transplant patients can be more of a challenge. This is typically due to the fact that sometimes, black women’s hair (and other types of hair as well) can grow curlier and at an angle, making it more difficult to carefully remove and transplant.

Still, a skilled and well-qualified hair transplant surgeon is fully capable of achieving successful female hair transplant surgery for Black women.

Can Hair Grow Back From Female Pattern Baldness?

If hair loss due to female pattern baldness has occurred, regrowth typically won’t happen without a female hair restoration procedure. However, effective surgical treatment can halt further loss and facilitate the regrowth of some hair.

Where Does Donor Hair Come From In A Female Hair Transplant?

In female hair transplants, donor hair is typically harvested from areas of the scalp resistant to balding, such as the back or sides. These regions, known as the stable donor zone, provide hair follicles that are less susceptible to hormonal hair loss, ensuring successful transplantation.

Where Can I Get A Female Hair Transplant Near Me?

If you have hair that is thinning and hair loss, you can seek female hair transplantation surgery in your area by searching for hair transplant plastic surgeons in your area. Dr. David Sieber is a double board certified plastic surgeon performing hair transplants at his San Francisco practice.

Arrange a Consultation Appointment Today

If you are considering a hair transplant but still aren’t sure if it’s right for you, we invite you to create a list of your own questions for your surgeon. To start your hair restoration journey, you will need to schedule a consultation appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon such as double board certified surgeon Dr. David Sieber.

You can bring this list of questions to your consultation with Dr. Sieber and he will be happy to answer them. Please contact us today to set up your appointment with a hair restoration surgeon, and we look forward to hearing from you.



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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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