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Hair Transplants In Women, Marc Dauer M.D. Explains on The Doctors TV Show

Hair loss in women is a silent epidemic that effects the lives of far more women than is generally recognized by society or medicine. Approximately 40 percent of all hair loss sufferers are women, with a statistically significant percentage of women dealing with hair loss under the age of 30. Contrary to popular belief, the most common form of hair loss in women has little to do with diet or stress. Androgenetic alopecia, commonly referred to as male or female pattern baldness, is in fact usually the culprit and was only partially understood until relatively recently.

Hair loss in women is a silent epidemic that effects the lives of far more women than is generally recognized by society or medicine. Approximately 40 percent of all hair loss sufferers are women, with a statistically significant percentage of women dealing with hair loss under the age of 30. Contrary to popular belief, the most common form of hair loss in women has little to do with diet or stress. Androgenetic alopecia, commonly referred to as male or female pattern baldness, is in fact usually the culprit and was only partially understood until relatively recently.

The majority of women with androgenic alopecia have diffuse thinning throughout the entire scalp. Some women may have a combination of pattern types that can actually resemble common male pattern baldness. Androgenic
alopecia in women can be caused by a variety of factors tied to the actions of hormones, including ovarian cysts, the usage of birth control pills, pregnancy and menopause. Just like in men, the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) appears to be at least partially to blame for the miniaturization of hair follicles associated in women suffering with female pattern baldness and, just like in men, heredity plays a major factor in the process.

Surgical hair restoration might be a reasonable option for those women who exhibit AGA with a more distinct pattern of loss similar to that of men, where the back and sides of the scalp are less effected by the balding process, making for a stable donor area to be utilized in the hair transplant process.

IAHRS accepted member Marc Dauer, M.D. explains the process of hair transplantation in women who experience hair loss from prior cosmetic surgery procedures as well as common androgenic alopecia on the CBS television show, The Doctors.

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The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons is a consumer organization that selectively screens skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons. The IAHRS does not offer an open membership policy to doctors practicing hair transplatation, and is the only group that recognizes that all surgeons are not equal in their skill and technique. Its elite membership seeks to represent the best in the discipline, the true leaders in the field of surgical hair restoration.