Que: I was diagnosed with female pattern hair loss about 3 years back and initially I was on finasteride. After about 2 months, I was shifted onto minoxidil and aminexil 5%, for about 18 months. However, the hair continued to thin and eventually my scalp started to become visible. When I met a plastic surgeon, he suggested that I go in for a hair transplant. However, I am a little sceptical, because I am not sure how a transplant will work for women. Will there be side effects and will the transplant be successful? Also, will FUT or FUE work better for female pattern hair loss?
Ans: If the medical treatments have not worked out for you, then a hair transplant would be the only option. However, before you jump up to sign for any transplant procedures, it would be wise to get another opinion. As for the transplant, it is a medical procedure, which means that there is always a chance that something could go wrong. If you are getting your transplant from a reputed hair transplant surgeon, then the chances of anything going wrong are minimal. In the best case scenario, there should be no side effects, whatsoever.