I am a 22 year old female who has been losing hair since the age of 16. My hair loss has stopped or is constant but there has been no re growth. i have had all blood tests and everything is fine. i have been applying minoxidil for the past 3 years but yet there has not been any re growth. There are some areas on the crown of my scalp which show that i have had severe hair loss. I use nanogen fibres to cover this but this still doesnt cover it entirely. please could you offer me a solution. Can i undergo hair tranplantation , if not, why exactly ?
If you have been evaluated by a medical doctor and cannot find a medical reason for hair loss, your next step may be to make an appointment with a dermatologist or a doctor like me to establish a good working diagnosis. If you are a transplant candidate (a complex analysis for women), one has to make sure that your donor supply and your needs match up. If the donor supply is impacted with diffuse alopecia in significant amounts, then a hair transplant (moving sick hair around) does little to solve the problem you are trying to rectify. Women are generally poor candidates for hair transplantation, because the cause of women’s hair loss is very different than it is for men and the donor supply is often weak. You will not know until you can establish a diagnosis by mapping your scalp for miniaturization and hair loss pattern. Be careful of any doctor who is enthusiastic about transplanting you without answering the mapping diagnosis posed here.
Remember, a hair transplant with a poor donor supply may make you worse off for having it done in the first place.