Female Hair Loss Treatments & Transplantation (FUT)
Hair loss is a common medical condition that affects both men and women. While much attention is given to male hair loss, women make up about 40% of hair loss patients. Female pattern hair loss is a progressive condition that can negatively affect a women’s self-esteem.
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, Dr. Greg Chernoff specializes in Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) method to help our patients suffering from female hair loss achieve natural-looking hair restoration results.
What Causes Female Hair Loss
There are many possible causes for female hair loss including:
- Genetic predisposition
- Medical conditions (thyroid, anemia, Lupus, and other conditions)
- Medication side effects
- Specific hair styles that pull
Many suffering with hair loss do not experience a receding hairline or a balding spot at the top of the head, but rather experience a visible thinning of hair over the crown of the head. Patterns of female hair loss is typically classified into three types using the Ludwig Classification system. Type I is minimal thinning that can be camouflaged with hair styling techniques. Type II is decreased hair volume and noticeable widening of the mid-line part. Type III characterizes diffuse thinning, especially on the top of the scalp. During your consultation with Dr. Chernoff, he will diagnose your specific hair loss and help you determine what hair restoration procedure is best for you.
What Is Follicular Unit Transplantiation (FUT)
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a hair restoration technique where Dr. Chernoff harvests and transplants between 3,000-4,000 individual hairs. Using tiny groups of between one and three hairs, harvested from elsewhere on your body, Dr. Chernoff will create organic, natural-looking hair.
The procedure is successful since the harvested follicular units also contain sebaceous (oil) glands, nerves, and a small muscle so the body recognizes the transplanted hair as your own and is not rejected.
To help women regain their hair and enhance their appearance and self-esteem, Dr. Chernoff, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and hair transplantation expert, performs natural-looking hair replacement procedure using Follicular Unit Transplantation.
Are There Other Therapies That Can Be Used To Address Female Hair Loss?
For women, Dr. Chernoff often combines Follicular Unit Transplantation with non-surgical treatment options. We offer innovative treatments including:
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair growth. PRP contains about three to five the number platelets found in normal blood circulating in the body. It also contains other bioactive proteins and growth factors that help decrease hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
- Low-Level Laser Light therapy is a non-surgical treatment. This technology uses an infrared light therapy to stimulate hair growth and improving the quality and volume of hair growth. This therapy can also slow the hair loss process.
- Nutrafol, natural hair wellness supplement that acts as a DHT blocker. DHT blockers are used to reduce testosterone which can contribute to hair loss, as it can cause hair follicles to shrink and produce thinner hair. DHT blockers work by effectively reducing the amount of DHT in the body. By reducing the amount of DHT found in the body, hair follicles can return to their normal size and resume regular production.
Women are also excellent candidates for the combination approach since it requires a commitment to have multiple treatments after the hair transplant. We work with patients individually to create the most effective treatment combinations.
Why Select Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery Center of Excellence?
Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon.
If you are considering a specialized cosmetic face or body procedure, you want to find the best facial plastic surgeon. Finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great natural-looking results that you are happy with or less than optimal results.
At Dr. Chernoff’s Cosmetic Surgery Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that Dr. Greg Chernoff has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill, and aesthetic vision. He is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your specialized cosmetic surgical face and body enhancement procedures to Dr. Chernoff. He has performed thousands of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding communities and states for over 20 years.
You only have one face and body. Be sure to select the most experienced plastic surgeon for your desired enhancement procedure so you can look “Your Natural Best!”
Select the Best for Natural
If you desire a Center of Excellence for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, look no further than Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Greg Chernoff is a triple board-certified physician who is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. Our commitment to you is to provide outstanding patient care and optimal results.