Hair loss in women & hair transplant options in Turkey
There are several false beliefs surrounding hair loss, leading people to believe that hair loss in women is unusual and having hair loss treatment in the UK will achieve better results than travelling abroad. However, over the years hair transplants in Turkey have become extremely popular for both men and women, dispelling these common mistruths. While hair transplant procedures are more common among men, approximately 17.5% of hair transplant patients across the globe are women. Let’s take a look at the options women have for hair transplant surgery and the reason why so many women are choosing hair transplant clinics in Turkey for their hair transplant procedure.
What kind of hair loss do women experience?
If you are a woman who is experiencing hair loss, whether temporary such as Telogen effluvium or permanent, you may be experiencing low self-esteem. You are not alone in this, globally 1 in 4 women suffer from hair loss and 84% of the women experiencing hair loss struggle with low self-esteem, while 34% battle with depression. The first thing to do when in this situation is to understand what could be causing your type of hair loss as this will help you understand if hair implantation is the best option you have for hair restoration.
There are many causes for hair loss including menopause, pregnancy and excessive stress, but the most common cause is Androgenetic Alopecia, also known as female pattern baldness. This describes the progressive shrinking of the thick and dark hair follicles into thin white hairs. The hair growth cycle is shortened and eventually, this leads to shedding. Other forms of hair loss that are predominantly experienced by women is traction alopecia which is caused by excessive pulling on hair strands and alopecia areata, a condition where hair falls out in small patches.
Hair transplants to lower hairline
A popular type of hair transplant for women involves reducing the height of your forehead by lowering your hairline. Forehead reduction surgery works in the same way as any other hair transplant where transplanted hair is embedded in the recipient site. A benefit of this type of hair transplant is that it usually requires fewer hair grafts. To achieve the results you desire, your surgeon will work with you to draw a new natural hairline.
Why a hair transplant in Turkey is particularly beneficial for women
There are many benefits to choosing a hair transplant clinic in Turkey. One key benefit is the low cost. The cost of a hair transplant in countries like the UK can add up to a staggering £30,000, while clinics in Turkey can offer hair transplants for as little as £3,000. For one-tenth of the price, clinics in Turkey are offering all-inclusive packages which include hotels, post-operative treatment and transfers to and from airports.
In addition to cost savings, clinics in Turkey offer an excellent standard of service. Turkey has world-class doctors, supported by a qualified medical team, who have received accolades for their ground-breaking work. Dr Serkan Aygin was one of the first doctors to perform a hair transplant in Turkey and with over 24 years of experience, is seen as a pioneer in the industry. In 2019 he was the winner of the European Awards in Medicine for hair transplantation.
Whether you are opting for a Sapphire FUE hair transplant or Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) transplant you can be confident that the standard of hair transplants in Turkey is excellent and as a woman, you benefit from having a quick surgery using fewer grafts.
What are the preferred hair transplant techniques for a hair transplant for women?
A major difference between hair transplants for men and women is women don’t need to completely shave their heads before their hair transplant procedure. Should you choose to have your surgery at the world-renowned Dr Serkan Aygin clinic you can expect the following process:
- The donor area (where hair follicles are harvested) is created by shaving a small patch of hair at the back of the head. As your existing hair will be concealing the small shaved area, nobody will be able to tell that you have undergone a hair transplant
- Local anaesthetic is administered via Soft anaesthesia, Dr Serkan Aygin’s needle-free and painless jet injectors technique. Once this has been done, the follicular units are extracted with the aid of a micro motor using thin hollow needles.
- Next, the hair follicles are transplanted one by one into the incisions within the recipient site that has been created with extreme precision. Dr Serkan Aygin will take into account the natural direction and angle of your hair growth.
- The transplantation process is conducted using smooth and sharp Sapphire blades, an innovative replacement of the steel blades that other surgeons use. If, however, the hair transplant procedure involves placing the hair grafts within the existing hair strands, then the transplantation process will be carried out with the DHI hair transplant technique, using an implanter.
How to choose the right Hair Transplant Clinic
When researching hair transplant clinics, you may struggle to find clinics publishing the testimonials of women that have undergone surgery. To help you find the best clinic Dr Serkan Aygin has published several guides which are easy to find on our website. If you would like further information tailored to your unique circumstances we offer free consultations and are happy to answer any questions you may have.