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Hair loss in women – what causes it?

Hair loss in women can result from several causes:

  • Hormonal changes: Menopause, pregnancy, and thyroid disorders can lead to hair thinning.
  • Genetic factors: Female pattern baldness, similar to male pattern baldness, is influenced by genetics.
  • Medical conditions: Autoimmune diseases like alopecia areata and scalp infections can cause hair loss.
  • Medications and treatments: Certain drugs, including chemotherapy, can lead to hair loss.
  • Nutritional deficiencies: Lack of essential nutrients can affect hair health.
  • Stress and trauma: Physical or emotional stress can trigger temporary hair shedding.
  • Traction alopecia: Hairstyles that pull on the hair can cause permanent hair loss.

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Hair restoration techniques for women

At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, we offer several hair restoration techniques:

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): Ideal for women, FUE involves extracting individual hair follicles from denser areas and transplanting them to thinning areas, ensuring minimal scarring and natural-looking results.
  • Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): This method entails extracting a strip of scalp tissue from a donor site, usually at the back of the head. The strip is then segmented into individual follicular units, which are transplanted into areas experiencing hair loss or thinning. FUT is ideal for those with extensive hair loss. Although this approach can result in a linear scar, it's generally hidden by the hair around it.
  • ARTAS iXi Robotic System: Enhancing the precision of FUE, this AI-driven system selects the best donor hairs and creates a natural-looking hair distribution, perfect for women’s unique hair loss patterns.

Personalized hair restoration treatments for women

Every woman’s hair loss is unique, and so is our approach. We consider:

  • Hair type and pattern: Tailoring the restoration to match the natural hair growth pattern.
  • The extent of hair loss: Focusing on areas that will benefit most from restoration.
  • Aesthetic goals: Aligning the treatment with the individual’s desired look and style.
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The Hill Country Plastic Surgery Difference

At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, the involvement of our surgeon is comprehensive and deeply personal, setting us apart from many other hair restoration practices. From the initial consultation to the intricate details of the procedure and the essential follow-up care, our surgeon is actively engaged every step of the way. 

This level of involvement ensures that each aspect of your hair restoration for women in San Antonio treatment is meticulously overseen, offering a level of care and attention often missing in practices where consultations might be conducted by a salesperson rather than the surgeon.

The ARTAS iXi system and hair restoration for women

Incorporating the cutting-edge ARTAS iXi robot, Hill Country Plastic Surgery is the sole practice in South Texas to offer this advanced technology. The ARTAS iXi, powered by artificial intelligence, is a game-changer in hair transplantation. It enables the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method, avoiding the traditional strip scar of past hair transplants, leading to minimal scarring and the flexibility to wear either long or short hairstyles with total confidence. 

This robotic system allows us to perform more grafts in a single session than manual or older robotic technologies, enhancing both the efficiency and the outcomes of the procedure. Post-operative care is equally innovative, utilizing various medications and protocols to ease the recovery process and reduce the need for pain medications after the first day, ensuring a comfortable and swift return to your daily life.

From your initial consultation to post-treatment care, we provide a supportive and understanding environment with all services, from the initial consultation, procedure, and follow-up care performed by our plastic surgeons, not a medical assistant.

What to expect after a hair restoration treatment

Post-treatment, women can expect:

  • Minimal discomfort: The procedures are designed to be as comfortable as possible. With the use of the ARTAS iXi Robotic System, the procedure is faster, more comfortable, and produces the most natural-looking hair restoration available worldwide.
  • Swelling: Some patients experience minor swelling during the first week. You will be provided with aftercare instructions to ensure the healing time is short and uneventful. You should be able to return to work or other activities within a day or two. 
  • Dryness: Your scalp may be dry, and minor crusting is normal. You will be advised how to keep your scalp moist and help the transplanted follicles flourish in their new location.
  • Gradual hair growth: Initial growth can be seen from 3 to 6 months, with significant improvement by 6 to 9 months. 
  • Natural-looking results: You can expect a natural-looking, fuller look that blends seamlessly with your existing hair.
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Why choose Hill Country Plastic Surgery for hair loss in women?

Hair restoration for women at Hill Country Plastic Surgery goes beyond mere treatment. It’s about understanding the emotional and psychological impact of hair loss and providing compassionate, effective solutions. Our goal is to help women regain not just their hair but their confidence and sense of self.

Begin your journey.

Your journey to a happier, more confident life starts with a private, in-depth consultation with your surgeon, where we learn about you and your vision and goals. Discover San Antonio’s premier clinic for plastic surgery.

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