Depending on the type of androgenetic alopecia and the results of the hair assessment, Dr. Bouhanna will choose the most suitable hair transplant for each individual patient. Most often the transplant FUL long hair without shaving is preferred by female patients, but it can sometime be preferable to conduct the hair transplant FUE with prior shaving.
The different types of female androgenetic alopecia
The hair analysis help diagnose the specific type of female alopecia. There are three stages of androgenetic alopecia found in women. The number of hairs needed to permanently regain hair growth will depend on the results of the hair analysis.
Female androgenetic alopecia: for the option of hair implants in Paris, the degree of hair loss will determine the treatment.
A full hair analysis will make it possible to estimate the number of hairs needed and will indicate further medical treatment, either on the basis of a static classification (Ludwig) or more precise classification (the multifactorial classification of Dr. Bouhanna). Three stages will be evaluated: Stage 1: moderate thinning on the top of the head without reaching the frontal border. Stage 2: open alopecia with short hair and located 1 cm behind the frontal line. Stage 3: almost complete baldness with a thin band of hair at the forehead.
Female androgenetic alopecia of the young woman will be treated both medically to stabilize and reduce the loss and through hair implants to achieve definitive regrowth.
The definitive correction of female androgenetic alopecia requires a hair implantation adapted to the recognized stages.
From the age of 18 years old, a young woman can receive treatment for androgenetic alopecia of the frontal regions and the vertex. This warrants a hair transplant (FUL).
Alopecia in Menopausal Woman
Alopecia of menopausal woman will be treated medically to stabilize the loss of hair and by hair grafts to stimulate permanent hair growth.
In androgenetic alopecia of menopausal women, the recommended course of action involves the implantation of long hair graft (FUL) combined with a treatment with Minoxidil (2%) which can be further supplemented by an eventual hormone replacement therapy. One session of hair transplant suffices most often, two to three sessions are sometimes necessary if in Stage 3.
To feminize male-looking hair, it is possible to make a hair graft on the front gulfs with hair implants along the frontal line.
Permanent Traction Alopecia
The repetition of traction (chemical hair treatments, straightenings, braids, etc.), especially in patients of African origin, can induce a definitive alopecia of the frontal-temporal region. Before planning a hair transplant, you should try to regrow with Minoxidil (2%) lotion after having stopped the particular cause of the alopecia for at least six months.
Alopecia and scars after face-lifts
Scarring and hair loss after face lifts can benefit from hair implantation of the temporal region and the anterior frontal line. The hair transplant should be very fine and according to the orientations and natural direction of the hair growth.
The definitive loss of eyebrows
Eyebrow alopecia is mainly related to repeated hair removal. A precise dermatological assessment will have to determine the exact cause. The hair transplant should be very fine, “hair by hair”. The orientation of the hair implants will be oblique upward for the head of the eyebrow and downward for the tail of the eyebrow.