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Is hair transplant surgery a suitable treatment for female pattern hair loss?

In the past, hair transplant surgery was largely considered to be a treatment for male pattern baldness. However, the procedure is now becoming more widespread among women. During the procedure, a surgeon removes 'donor grafts' of healthy hair and transplants them to areas of hair loss. Each graft contains one or more hairs attached to a patch of skin. Surgery can take several hours and may need to be repeated more than once.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Alopecia (hair loss)

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