Why hair transplant treatments are more expensive for women?


Surgical and non surgical hair transplant in Dubai have been around for years to cure baldness and thinning hair. The main focus of research and development in this area has been focused on men. This has caused an increase in cost of hair transplant in women versus men. The men and women are completely different when it comes to hair loss. The scalp of males and females react differently to the most common cause of hair loss, a genetic condition called androgenetic alopecia.

Androgenic alopecia also termed as female pattern hair loss and male pattern baldness is caused due to genetics. Some genes that are passed down to us by either mother or father side of the family. Earlier it was believed that only mother’s side of family is responsible for hair loss but this believed has changed over the years.

The medical condition most commonly responsible for baldness of hair loss is same for both men and women. Although there is difference in the pattern of hair loss in both men and women, Males usually lose hair in a specified pattern. Then men usually begin losing his hair on the hair line, vertex or crown area initially. Later these two areas will merge together to create and men will experience balding on the entire top of the head.

Consequently women usually do not experience hair loss in certain patches. In women, hair loss begins by thinning of hair all around the scalp. This is a major factor which alters the cost of surgical and non surgical hair transplant in Dubai in women. Women do not have a specified donor area and lost density throughout the head adds to the cost of hair transplant.

Men, most of the times have healthy hair growth on the back of their scalp. Their hair is thick and dense at the sides and back of the scalp. It is considerably easy for the surgeon to extract hair follicles that are than to be transplanted at recipient’s area. On the other hand, women do not have sections of bad and good hair growth throughout the scalp. They don’t have a healthy set of hair at the back of their head. Rather for them hair transplant is a much more complicated procedure as there is no set place, from where hair can be extracted. Rather it is extracted from the entire scalp and transplanted on the entire scalp as well. It requires careful precession and expertise at the surgeon’s part to make sure a fuller head of hair is achieved. It is also one of the main factors responsible for added cost when it comes to hair transplant in women.

If you are planning to undergo surgical or non surgical hair transplant in Dubai, make sure to choose a hair clinic that specializes in women hair transplant. This will decrease the cost factor to some extent and will produce natural looking results.



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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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