Recognizing the unique needs of women experiencing and suffering from hairloss, Dr. Esptein founded the Women’s Center for Hairloss to address the unique concerns because for women the losing of hair is often a very distressing and personal experience. Most cases of hair loss in women are due to inherited female pattern balding, but medical conditions can also be involved, such as low thyroid or iron levels, hormonal imbalances such as elevated testosterone, binge dieting, and pregnancy. Another cause of hair loss in women is the distortion of hair growth and scarring as a result of prior facial plastic surgery.
Most of these conditions are treatable, giving women some options where, just 5 years ago, hair transplantation would not have even been considered. Dr. Epstein discusses treating female pattern baldness and repairing distortion and scarring from prior cosmetic surgery in the article Hair Transplantation in Women.
Women’s Center for Hair Loss
Through the work of the Women’s Center for Hair Loss patients can be assured of having state of the art work. Even today, most doctors performing hair transplantation do not offer this procedure to women, because of the additional challenges and required experience. Our surgeons regularly perform procedures on women, and have authored scientific articles on the topic. As with men, many women select the follicular unit grafting procedure, but with certain modifications. Commonly performed on women is called the surgical hairline advancement / forehead lowering procedure which can lower the overly high hairline whether due to genetics or hair loss in a single 90 minute long procedure.
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The specifics of your procedure will be discussed during a consultation with Dr. Epstein or a patient advisor.