Female Hair Transplant Dallas
Dr. Sam Lam specializes in hair restoration for women in Dallas. Unlike most clinics that perform only the occasional hair transplant for women, The Lam Institute for Hair Restoration frequently provides hair loss treatment for women dealing with all kinds of hair loss, as well as all stages, performing hair transplants for women when warranted.
Hair loss in women, as well as female hair transplantation, is a complicated subject requiring a breadth of knowledge and artistry. Due to Dr. Lam’s exceptional reputation as a hair restoration surgeon with expertise in treating female hair loss, women from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as from around the globe, travel to The Lam Institute for Hair Restoration in Plano, Texas, to benefit from the expertise Dr. Lam offers in the field of female hair transplant surgery.
Hair Replacement For Women
Undergoing female hair transplants to address hair loss in women is a more complicated decision than it is for men due to hormonal and skin conditions that can affect women’s hair loss and make surgical hair transplant in women unsafe. Dr. Lam thoroughly understands the delicate nature of female hair loss and goes to great lengths, including consulting with colleagues when necessary, to ensure that a female hair transplant is only recommended when it is safe and when Dr. Lam believes it is a woman’s best option for treating hair loss.
Women’s Hair Transplant Procedures
When Dr. Lam recommends a hair transplant for a woman, his state-of-the-art and technically skilled approach, combined with his exceptional artistry, provide his patients with successful hair restoration outcomes that meet and exceed their expectations. Procedures for female hair transplants are unique in contrast to similar procedures for men due to the shape of female hairlines, diffuseness of women’s hair loss and variety of women’s hairstyles. Dr. Lam takes each aspect of female balding and desired aesthetic outcomes carefully into consideration before embarking on a customized approach to provide for women hair implants that look natural and beautiful.
It requires an experienced hair transplant surgeon with exceptional technical skill, extensive knowledge of women’s hair loss and superior artistic vision to create the most natural-looking hair transplant results in women. Dr. Lam is involved throughout every step of the female hair transplant process and does not hand-off or outsource any part of the procedure to a rotating team, as is often done in other hair restoration practices. All hair transplants for women are performed at a fully -accredited surgical center, allowing for effective sedation to be administered so that patients experience no discomfort during the procedure.
Female Hair Transplant Technique
The shape of the female hairline stands in contradistinction to that of the opposite sex. Instead of a fronto-temporal recession of hair like that seen in men, a woman’s hairline descends downward and is rounded, often with a cowlick distinguished by hair angles that point in a distinct backward-tilting angle. Dr. Lam painstakingly and lovingly recreates every recipient site angle himself to ensure that the pattern of hair implants in women created coincides with the look of a youthful female hairline. Additionally, he considers factors such as the patient’s age, ethnicity, facial features, head shape, and cause and stage of hair loss experienced to create the most effective two-dimensional and three-dimensional hair restoration results that will age well over time.
During female hair transplant surgery, healthy hair follicles are harvested from areas of dense growth and are implanted in areas experiencing hair loss. This can be rather tricky, since female baldness patterns are generally more diffuse than those seen in men. Once implanted, hair follicles grow in the same way as a patient’s natural hair, providing results that blend in naturally with women’s hair growth patterns and hairstyles. It takes approximately 4 – 6 months for transplanted hair to start growing, with the full effect of a female hair transplant generally noticed 12 – 18 months after the procedure. Typically, 95% of all implanted hairs in women will be maintained and will remain permanently in place.
Hair transplant surgery for women may differ from woman to woman in how the hair follicles are extracted from the donor sites. Dr. Lam offers follicular unit excision (FUE), a method that uses robotic technology to independently extract hair follicles, as well as traditional strip or linear harvesting. For most women, the traditional approach most often works better since hair does not need to be shaved, cost can be lower, and the incision is particularly well hidden under long hair. Dr. Lam and his team select the most appropriate harvesting method for each individual patient, and no matter which procedure is selected, seek to minimize discomfort and maximize harvest yield, while protecting nerves and blood supply to promote better healing. All harvested grafts are meticulously prepared for implantation and expertly implanted to achieve perfect angles, direction, pattern and graft-to-site fit.
Cost of Women’s Hair Transplants
One question that many women ask is “how much does a hair transplant cost?” It’s natural for women to be concerned about the cost of a hair transplant and to wonder if it is the best way to combat female hair loss. The fact is that although the cost of a female hair transplant may be higher than other types of hair loss treatment for women, if it is deemed as a safe solution for a particular woman’s hair loss, it can be a cost-effective and permanent solution that provides dramatic and successful results. Women’s hair restoration costs can vary greatly from patient to patient, since patterns of women’s hair loss, and therefore steps for treating the extent of hair loss through a hair transplant, differ as well. Female hair transplant costs will depend on the number of grafts required, as well as a series of other factors. It is not accurate to simply discuss what a hair transplant costs in terms of cost-per-graft. Dr. Lam provides initial hair transplant consultations for women to evaluate whether hair transplant surgery is warranted, and if so, will discuss the details of hair restoration surgery including hair transplant costs during the consultation.
Causes of Female Hair Loss
The causes of hair loss in women can vary compared to that in men, and this is one of the primary reasons that it is important to first determine if hair transplant surgery is appropriate as a hair loss treatment for women in each particular case. Before female hair transplant surgery is undertaken, the cause, nature and evolution of a patient’s hair loss should be fully grasped by both surgeon and patient in order to create the most successful and safe outcome.
Female hair loss may be due to hormonal conditions such as pregnancy or menopause, female pattern hair loss, or skin and scalp conditions including alopecia areata, anagen hair loss, cicatricial alopecias, disorders of hair growth, inflammatory scalp, telogen hair loss, tinea capitis, traction alopecia and trichotillomania.. Depending on the cause and stage of progression of hair loss, some conditions can only be treated with medicine or the passage of time, while others allow for surgical treatment. Dr. Lam is fully trained to make the proper judgment call, ensuring safe and successful treatment for hair loss in women.
Recovery Following Female Hair Transplant Surgery
Recovering after female hair restoration surgery is dependent in part on how donor hair is harvested, whether by strip harvesting or follicular unit excision. If linear harvesting is used, you may experience a bit more discomfort following surgery, but it generally takes less than 24 hours to recover from hair transplant surgery. By the day after your surgery, you should be able to resume most daily activities, although it is recommended that you hold off on strenuous activities for a week to prevent any accidental injury and reduce the risk of bleeding. You can return to work on the day following surgery, although many people choose to take a few days off following the procedure. Otherwise, you can expect to have some tiny scabbing in the transplanted area for up to a week, will have no bandages, and can wash your hair on the day following surgery. You can wear a hat or cap immediately after surgery if you wish to conceal any scabs.
Hair Transplant Results In Women
Results of female hair transplants will vary from patient to patient, based on a variety of factors including the type of hair loss experienced, the patient’s hair quality, the diffuseness of female balding, and a patient’s hairstyle. The key to a successful female hair transplant is determining the exact cause and pattern of a woman’s hair loss and artistically restoring natural hair density, hairlines, angles and patterns to re-create desired hairstyles that look natural from every angle and range, and that will age well over time.
Female Hair Transplant Photos: Before and After
The best way to fully see the benefits of hair transplants for women is to view female hair transplant photos. Dr. Lam has one of the most extensive female hair restoration before-and-after photo galleries in the world, as well as numerous video testimonials from female hair transplant patients. Although each particular case is unique, before and after photos of hair transplantation in women can provide you with an indication of how some types of female baldness and hair loss can be addressed through hair restoration surgery.
About Dr. Lam, Expert Hair Restoration Surgeon For Women
Dr. Sam Lam is a Board-Certified hair transplant surgeon in Dallas and is recognized worldwide for his cutting-edge hair transplant techniques that combine exceptional artistry with superior
technical skills. In addition to being one of only fewer than 200 Diplomates of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery in the world, Dr. Lam is recognized as an expert in hair transplantation for women.
A well-respected Dallas hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Lam has written two educational textbooks about his hair transplantation techniques, Hair Transplant 360, Volume 1 and Volume 3, and numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters. He has also lectured about his female hair restoration techniques at conferences and conventions around the globe, including topics such as Hair Restoration as Facial Rejuvenation Technique and Female Hair Restoration: Design, Strategies and Execution. Dr. Lam is also the Director of the annual Hair Restoration Workshop in St. Louis, the only extensive and comprehensive hands-on cadaver workshop offered for physicians and surgical assistants.
Dr. Lam personally performs all female hair restoration surgeries along with his dedicated team at The Lam Institute for Hair Restoration in Dallas and is committed to performing only one hair transplant surgery per day in order to provide each patient with the attention they deserve. All female hair transplant photos included in this website are the result of hair restoration surgeries performed personally by Dr. Lam.
Contact Us For A Female Hair Transplant Consultation
If you are a woman experiencing hair loss, determining if hair transplant surgery is right for you can be a tricky process. Dr. Lam can help. He offers initial consultations, during which he performs a full evaluation of your female hair loss and will discuss options, benefits and limitations of hair transplant surgery with you. If you are a candidate for surgery, you will receive detailed information regarding female hair transplant costs, as well as the recovery process. Our goal is to help you make the most informed decision possible about whether hair restoration surgery is the best option for combating your hair loss and helping you achieved desired outcomes. To schedule an appointment, call us at 1-888-866-3388 or email us and we will get back to you.
Hair Transplants For Women Worldwide
Dr. Sam Lam performs hair restoration surgery for women in Dallas, at his fully -accredited surgical center. Although considered a premier Dallas hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Lam’s exceptional reputation attracts patients from around the globe. For patients traveling from outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Dr. Lam offers a concierge service to help with travel and lodging accommodations.
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