Question:I am 45 years old and have found more hair in my comb than would be considered normal. I have also been noticing that I can see my scalp. Should I consider a transplant and would I be an ideal candidate for it?

Hello Mrs. Sharma,
Losing close to 100 hair a day is considered normal and this is hair that will get replaced naturally. However, if you are losing more than that, there could be cause for worry.
There are different reasons for hair fall in women

  • Telogen effluvium : this is the most common type where there is a diffuse loss of hair with thinning. It can be due to a variety of causes.
  • Female pattern baldness : similar to male baldness, there is more loss of hair at the top of scalp
  • Alopecia areata : there are localised patches of hair loss
  • Cicatricial alopecia : hair loss occurring after any injury, include burns, cuts and bruises or scars from physical or chemical traumas, any scar or incision site after a cosmetic or corrective surgery
  • Use of certain medicines like anticancer drugs

Hair transplantation is an ideal option for cases of female pattern baldness and cicatricial alopecia
While men suffering from hair loss are generally good candidates, the same is not often the case with women. This is so because, men tend to have properly defined bald patches, while in women, the hair loss is more diffuse. With no clear area to work on, it becomes difficult for doctors to conduct a proper transplant process.
In men, the donor areas are generally on the sides of the head and the back part; and unfortunately in women, this is where the hair loss is most profuse. This means, that in women, there is not a proper or ‘safe’ donor area, which can provide sufficient grafts for a transplant. However, if there is a sufficiently large donor area, a transplant can be done – hair will be implanted along the hairline and this will provide an illusion of the person having dense hair.
We would request you to send us some pictures of your head (taken from different angles) or visit one of our clinics, which will allow us to provide you with a better diagnosis and management accordingly.

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