At the beginning a doctor marks an area which requires the hair transplant or eyebrow reconstruction. He/she shaves a strip of hair in the occiput area (the donor area – back of the head > it is so-called permanent hair insensible to androgens) – it does not fall out as they do not have androgen receptors.

Hair transplant in women – FUE method description

The patient is given a local anesthesia for the relief of pain during surgery. Next, a doctor extracts single follicular units using a special tool. This is the most advanced and the least invasive method. Then the doctor pricks previously marked spots, sets an angle and direction of a hair, chooses its density and exact positioning after consulting the patient. The extracted follicular units are transplanted into the pricks and fixed with special tools.

Finally, the doctor puts a bandage on the area. The doctor then gives the patient instructions to follow after the surgery. The transplanted hair starts to fall out and starts to regrow after 3-4 months. The surgery is painless. The FUE hair transplant method does not leave a scar as in case of other hair transplant methods e.g. STRIP. An important issue which needs to be emphasized is that the FUE method needs to be performed by an experienced doctor.

Hair transplant surgeries in Warsaw

More and more women, at different ages, go to aesthetic medicine clinics with alopecia. Male-pattern hair loss, or androgenic alopecia in women, is a frequently diagnosed disease. This type of alopecia is characterized by dispersed hair thinning and broader parting. What is more, hair loss in women frequently causes psychosocial stress which can also worsen the problem. Therefore, it is necessary to contact a specialist as soon as possible.

At the initial stage of a disease treatment includes both non-androgenic and androgenic therapies. Using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) together with oral medications give promising therapeutic results and helps to inhibit the hair loss process.

When should you go to a doctor with a hair loss problem?

Unfortunately, some women go to a doctor when it is too late i.e. hair thinning is too intensive. Then it is required to perform hair transplant surgery. FUE is a recommended hair transplant technique. It involves single follicular units transplantation, usually extracted from the back of the head and transplanted with specialized tools and techniques into the required area. It is the most modern and the least invasive hair transplant method that is currently available. This hair transplant procedure allows to thicken your hair where it is required. Hair transplants in women can also to hide a receding hairline and scars on the scalp which are an embarrassing problem.

Other uses of FUE hair transplant method

The FUE technique can also be used to lower the forehead line. Some women are born with a large forehead and a hair transplant is the only option to restore the correct facial proportions. Even Leonardo da Vinci was inspired by golden ratio proportions in the human face when he painted the Mona Lisa. Symmetrical proportions account for the fact why hairstyle change can significantly change your appearance both positively and negatively.

In some cases an attractive person looks worse after a hairstyle change and in other cases looks better. It is a result of facial proportions change” – explains psychologist, Kang Lee.

The same applies to eyebrows. The distance between them, their shape and thickness make a woman look attractive. If you want to correct your eyebrows i.e. change their shape and thicken with natural hairs, you should consider choosing single follicular unit transplants with the FUE method. Another cause requiring the FUE hair transplant method in eyebrows is facial burn. In some cases it is the only possible way to restore eyebrows or eyelashes. Other causes of eyebrow hair loss that requires a hair transplant is a post-surgical scar. In all of the above mentioned situations you can undergo FUE hair transplant surgery.

Dr Piotr Turkowski

About Dr Piotr Turkowski

Aesthetic medicine doctor, specialist and enthusiastic surgery, completing the specialization in plastic surgery. The only officially registered member of the international hair restoration surgery (ISHRS) in Warsaw, which brings together the world's best specialists in this field.