Can Women Lower their Hairline with Hair Transplant Surgery

Patient’s Question: Hello Dr Friedman, I am a thirty-two year-old career woman with a demanding job. I feel like I have to look my best at all times. I am happy with most everything except for my hairline. It starts too far back, exposing more of my forehead than what it should be for a …

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My wife has a small bald-spot on her head, what caused it and what can be done?

Patient’s Question: Greetings and Salutations Dr. Friedman, I am writing to ask you a hair loss question about my wife of nearly 25 years. She was standing in front of the bathroom mirror the other day and was showing me a spot above her right temple but close to the center that is beginning to …

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I am losing hair after giving birth, what can I do to stop it and regrow new hair?

Patient’s Question: I had a baby two months ago and now my hair is shedding all the time and my hair is thinning on the top of my scalp.  Is there anything that I can do to stop my hair loss and to re-grow my hair? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: When you were pregnant, the placenta …

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How long does it take for women to see noticeable, new hair growth results from laser therapy treatments?

Patient’s Question: How long does it take to see results from laser therapy treatments?  Do they work for women?  I am a 53-year-old female.  Am I a candidate? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Laser therapy is extremely successful in women who have miniaturized hairs still present on their scalp.  When hair dies it does not just fall …

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I am 45 and overplucked my eyebrows when I was younger. What are my options for getting them back?

Patient’s Question: I am 45 and when I was younger I over plucked my eyebrows to the point of no return.  They will not grow back.  Is there anything I can do to make them grow back or is hair transplant surgery my only option? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: The only permanent option is hair transplantation.  …

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What are the side-effects for women who use low level light therapy to regrow their hair?

Patient’s Question: What are the side effects of laser therapy for women over the age of 37?  Will it take many treatments for me to see a change in my hair thickness and volume? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: There is virtually no side effects to low-level laser therapy if performed properly.  We feel that laser therapy …

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Will laser therapy help a 45 year-old woman with thinning hair?

Patient’s Question: I am a 45-year-old female and the hair on the top of my scalp is very thin.  I don’t like the idea of getting hair transplants or taking a pill.  I have heard about laser therapy but will it help me?  How does it work? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: If the scalp hair on …

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Hair Transplant Question from African-American Female

Patient’s Question: Does the success of a hair transplant depend on the type of hair being transplanted?  I am an African-American female with thinning hair on the top of my head. Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Transplanted hair will always grow. The success of the transplant depends on whether or not you have enough density over the …

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Can a hair transplant correct facelift scars and raised hairline?

Question: I recently had a facelift and now my hairline is not where it used to be. Can a transplant be done to change my hairline back to the way it was? Answer: This is a very common problem in females and males undergoing facelifts. Most plastic surgeons do not acknowledge the fact that a …

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I overplucked my eyebrows, can hair grafts help me?

Patient’s Question: Over the years I have plucked my eyebrows to the point that they won’t grow back. Is there any way to permanently replace them? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: Hair transplantation has been very successful in transplanting eyebrows and replacing the eyebrows you have plucked over the years. The only caveat is that the transplanted …

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If I start laser therapy for hair loss, will I have to keep using it?

Patient’s Question: If I start laser therapy will I have to keep using it?  I am a 39-year-old woman and my hair loss is embarrassing.  Is there any way that laser therapy can have a permanent result or is it like using minoxidil, when you stop the treatments you lose your hair? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: …

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What is the process that occurs during the hair transplant surgery?

Question: Can you describe the process that occurs during the hair transplant surgery? Answer: In the typical hair transplant surgery procedure, the patient’s medical history is detailed to rule out medication allergies and medical illnesses which could complicate the surgery. Occasionally, surgical clearance may be needed from the patient’s Internist or Primary Care Physician. The …

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What tests exist for female hair loss?

Question: I’m a 33 year-old woman and I’ve recently been experiencing thinning all over my scalp. What tests should I have run to try to determine what’s causing the thinning and who would do this, my regular doctor, a dermatologist, a hair specialist? Answer: Since generalized scalp hair thinning can represent not only Female Pattern …

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What is the best topical treatment for the re-growth and thickening of hair loss for a female around the age of 40?

Patient’s Question: What is the best topical treatment for the re-growth and thickening of hair loss for a female around the age of 40? Dr. Friedman’s Answer: I personally do not believe there is a good topical treatment for re-growth for women.  The only FDA approved drug is Rogaine or minoxidil and I think it …

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