Questions Every Woman Needs to Ask When Considering FUE Los Angeles Hair Surgery

October 24, 2022

If you are a woman considering FUE Los Angeles Hair Surgery, it is important to gain a good understanding of your options. More and more women that are experiencing thinning hair are turning to FUE Los Angeles hair surgery as a solution. While surgeries like FUE can certainly be a great choice for women experiencing thinning hair or hair loss, not every woman is a good candidate. Here are some questions to ask yourself when considering FUE Los Angeles Hair Surgery:

Ask These Questions About Potential FUE Los Angeles Hair Surgery Options:

Does my doctor have experience performing FUE on women?

The hair flow and growth pattern are different in women than in men. Therefore the way the newly transplanted grafts are placed in the scalp, and how the new hair will frame the face, will be different as well. It is important that your surgeon have experience performing FUE Los Angeles hair surgery on women. During your consultation, you can ask them to see before and after photos of past women patients. This can give you an idea of whether or not you’d be happy with the same result. 

Do I know the root cause of my hair loss?

It can be difficult to determine the cause of hair loss in women because there are so many different factors that can contribute to it. Hormone imbalances, thyroid disease, anemia, heavy metal exposure, nutritional deficiency, and elevated stress levels are just some of the things that could contribute to a woman losing her hair. In order for a transplant to be successful, there must be enough healthy donor hair available.

If underlying health issues are causing hair all over the scalp to fall out, the patient may not be a good candidate for this surgery. It would be better for the patient to work with their doctor to bring the underlying health issues into balance first and then consider FUE Los Angeles hair surgery. 

Do I have enough healthy hair for FUE Los Angeles hair surgery?

Men usually have an easier time finding enough hair follicles to transplant because in male pattern baldness the hair follicles that are affected by the hormone DHT are mostly concentrated on the top of the head. Because the hair on the sides and back of the is not affected it will thrive once transplanted into the recipient area. 

When it comes to women it’s a different story. They can experience thinning at the back and sides of the head as well as the top. This is because female pattern baldness tends to follow more of a diffuse pattern. Unfortunately, because the hair all over the scalp is subject to thinning, there is a higher probability that the donor hair will fall out over time. Only women with enough healthy areas of donor hair are considered good candidates for FUE Los Angeles hair surgery.

What other factors could exclude me from being a good candidate for FUE Los Angeles hair surgery?

Women that have caused damage to their scalp through obsessively scratching or picking the skin may not be good candidates for transplants. Women who have suffered burns or trauma from an accident may also struggle to either have enough adequate grafts to transplant, or there may be issues with scarring in the recipient area. 

When it comes to results, are my expectations realistic?

FUE Los Angeles hair surgery is will produce long-lasting results but it will also require a lot of patience. The healing process in its entirety takes about 6 to 12 months. After the initial healing stage is complete it is normal for the transplanted grafts to fall out. After this happens the new hair will start to grow in. It can take up to a year for the hair to grow to the kind of fullness that you desire. Your doctor can advise you on the best aftercare instructions to ensure that you are doing everything possible to support the new growth. 

Am I willing to shave my head?

Don’t panic, not your whole head. However, the donor area will need to be shaved in order for the surgeon to extract the follicular grafts at the back of the head. Sometimes the donor area can be hidden by existing hair growing above that area. You may also want to consult with your hair stylist prior to your surgery. They may be able to advise you on cuts that will look natural and stylish while incorporating the shaved donor area. 

Am I being charged a fair price?

Unfortunately, just like with any industry there are some clinics that engage in unscrupulous practices. High-pressure sales tactics that demand you make a quick decision are an instant red flag. Vague pricing structures that involve bogus measurements, cm2 donor area calculation and pricing per zone are all designed to mislead the patient when it comes to the amount of hair that is transplanted compared to the final price tag. You should be able to see the cost of FUE procedures upfront.

Graft splitting is another method to avoid. Each hair follicle contains between 1-4 hairs. Graft splitting involves dividing the hairs from each to transplant individually. This is an unnecessary step that often puts the follicular grafts at risk for damage. Furthermore, it fails to provide patients with a look of fullness. We recommend whole graft transplants only. We also recommend clinics that can give you a clear estimate, and easy to understand pricing structure, such as a per-graft pricing model. 

Affordable FUE Los Angeles Hair Surgery for Women

Choosing the right FUE Los Angeles hair surgery clinic for you is a big decision. Take your time and do plenty of research. The more information you have on your surgeon’s background, and the experiences of past patients, the better informed you’ll be.

Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. We’ve helped both men and women regrow their lost hair. But don’t take our word for it. We suggest learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.


Best Hair Transplant
1970 S. Prospect Ave., Suite 2
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(213) 403-0455

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